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Myplaces subdirectory

My go 6200 is synchronising myplaces.
I have a subdirectory containing places from a previous TomTom.
These are not being synchronised to my drive.
Any ideas how to resolve this?
Thanks

Answers

  • LochfrassLochfrass Posts: 11,571 Superuser
    If you have them in a *.ov2 file, you can add them as a Poi list to your device.
    Upload the files to https://mydrive.tomtom.com/en_gb/

    See:
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 16,751 [Elite Vanguard]
    edited May 31
    Hi
    @Bob Moore
    The MyPlaces list is just a simple list with no menu structure....

    If the files from the previous Tomtom are .Ov2 POI format
    Installing a Personal POI Category....

    Installing 3rd party POI Categories... You use the MyDrive Web Route planner
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    See Tomtom Video... How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive


    If Required... Displaying Personal POIs on the Driving View/Map
    Be aware... You can't install the POI associated .BMP files
    You can only use the 5 Tomtom supplied generic Icons....

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    But you can use one icon for for more than one POI category i.e... place all your fuel categories under one Icon, then if you tap on a nearby 'say' Fuel Icon a Quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options & more Information

    Setup... After installing your Personal or 3rd party POIs....Tap 4Dot (....Menu) --> Settings --> Appearance --> Show POI lists on the Map
    It says a restart is required, but I've never found it to be necessary
    After choosing the Generic Icon.. Tap the coloured (^) Icon screen top right... Pinch zoom the Map, the Generic POI Icons all appear live and working
    Note... The Generic POI Icons disappear when the Map is highly zoomed out (I guess so you can scroll around a clear Map to find your location)
    The Icon reappear as you zoom back in again

    Here the Yellow Pentagon Icons --> National Trust
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    Maybe Useful... Searching an installed 3rd party POI Category....
    The search engine is excellent you usually only need to type around three characters of the POI name for a hit...
    For example... I have loaded the 3rd party POI's for the National Trust... To show the POI's for "National Trust" on the map, work your way down to option (2)

    From the main screen
    Tap (....)4Dot Icon (Screen Bottom left)
    Swipe left or Tap the mid/right edge of the screen to go to and tap the MyPlaces Icon
    Scroll down and select the required POI Category For example "National Trust"
    You now have three options
    The Main search area turns blue and "National Trust" is offered with a flashing cursor
    Continue typing the name of the required "National Trust" site, Type Dud (Or as much of the word that's required for Dudmaston Hall appear at the top of the National trust list)
    Tap on the offered Dudmaston Hall and select the Drive Icon

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    You also have two further options.....
    After the initial "National Trust" POI selection
    There's a dual Icon (screen bottom right) with Three Lines and Two circles

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    (1)..... Tap the three Lines Icon (bottom right screen) and a list will appear of the "National Trust" sites in distance order
    (2)...... Tap the Two circle Icon for the "National Trust" sites POI's to appear on the screen (Pinch zoom for detail) (Note..... On the Start range its easier to tap the plus and minus buttons to zoom the map screen)
    as far as I'm aware it will show the nearest 60ish POI's around your location
    There is also a Keyboard Icon (screen bottom right) to return to the search window from the options (1) and (2)

    An example of the generic Icons on the search screen, the Icons are dynamic so the closer you zoom more icons appear

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    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Bob MooreBob Moore Posts: 17 [Master Explorer]
    Thanks for the info.
    When I look in myplaces on my Tom Tom I click on the "sub directory" and additional places are stored there.
    I just want to transfer these places into the top level of myplaces. As you would do on a pc.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 16,751 [Elite Vanguard]
    edited May 31
    Hi
    @Bob Moore
    Bob Moore wrote: »
    Thanks for the info.
    When I look in myplaces on my Tom Tom I click on the "sub directory" and additional places are stored there.
    I just want to transfer these places into the top level of myplaces. As you would do on a pc.
    Unlike the early NAV2 devices the NAV3 NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices have NO access to the devices Operating System or Filing system....
    What was the previous Tomtom Model that you saved the MyPlaces or Favorites from ???
    How Many MyPlaces or Favorites are in the sub directory

    ATB YFM

  • LochfrassLochfrass Posts: 11,571 Superuser
    Moving the Poilists to the top level is not passible.
  • Bob MooreBob Moore Posts: 17 [Master Explorer]
    I think I have found a way round this.
    I click on each place in the subdirectory and then save it to myplaces.
    It would be nice to delete the subdirectory after I've copied all entries but I suppose that is not possible?
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 16,751 [Elite Vanguard]
    edited June 1
    Hi
    @Bob Moore
    Bob Moore wrote: »
    I think I have found a way round this.
    I click on each place in the subdirectory and then save it to myplaces.
    It would be nice to delete the subdirectory after I've copied all entries but I suppose that is not possible?
    The items listed below the list of MyPlaces... With the 3Circle Icons are POI Categories not Subdirectories....
    You use the MyDrive Web Route planner to delete POI Catagoeies
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    See Tomtom Video....
    How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive


    On the MyDrive Web Route planner
    Hover the mouse pointer over the required POI Category

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    Click on the Trash Can....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
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