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Convert 520 mapsettings.cfg to 750 mapsettings.cfg

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Convert 520 mapsettings.cfg to 750 mapsettings.cfg Reply with quote

My daughter has just bought a 750 & for simplicity I'd like use the settings & favourites from her old 520, so can I convert a 520 mapsettings.cfg to a 750 mapsettings.cfg by copying the file over & writing a new favourite in Home?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your idea is worth trying, if the device refuses to boot after you have put the file on simply take the file off again but nothing to lose in trying this.

1/ Make a full Windows Explorer back up of the device before you mess around with it.

2/ Register it with a unique e-mail; address not one you have used before "[email protected]" would work as far as Home is concerned, it doesn't have to be a working/ valid e-mail.

3/ Make sure its fully up to date - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Mike, I'll certainly be following all that to the letter, I've still got the original 520 backup from 2009 but maybe that's a bit ott Shocked

I'll be installing the whole system on an micro SD card so should make life simpler provided TomTom home cooperates.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I copied the mapsettings.cfg file from my 720 with Western Europe map to my 750 with Full Europe map (created new Favourite in 'Operate my Go' ) and it works fine - all camera warnings, favourites etc survived.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian, Have a read through This Thread, you will find a post in it that details the sequence to follow to run a 750 from the MicroSD card, read all the thread though so you don't fall in to the same mistake Wink - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, it makes an interesting read, I wonder if it's something peculiar to the 750 as I've run the old 520 & now a 550 from a memory card for years without a hitch, but cheers, forearmed is forewarned and I'll report back with the results

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I copied the mapsettings.cfg file from my 720 with Western Europe map to my 750 with Full Europe map (created new Favourite in 'Operate my Go' ) and it works fine - all camera warnings, favourites etc survived.


That's heartening to know, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed though Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how it will work as the 520 mapsettings.cfg is for the UK&ROI map whilst the 750 will have the European map.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of us have been messing around with taking the MapSettings.cfg file from PND units and putting it in the TomTom iPhone app, it doesn't matter whether its a UK&ROI or European app so I think the same will apply with the PND as long as the map versions and navcore are up to date - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The results have been a mixed bag really, the mapsettings.cfg was a complete success, saved a new favourite and everything works fine with all information retained.

The SD card is another story, everything copied over following all the steps & the 750 will boot & works but keeps freezing. I formatted the card copied everything over again & exactly the same, works but freezes - I've given up now & it will have to work from the internal memory with part map Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what maybe causing the 750 to freeze I am sure others will be able to help, but have you just tried having the maps on the card?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanS100 wrote:


The SD card is another story, everything copied over following all the steps & the 750 will boot & works but keeps freezing. I formatted the card copied everything over again & exactly the same, works but freezes - I've given up now & it will have to work from the internal memory with part map Rolling Eyes


What speed of card did you use? If it is too slow, this could cause the problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EricWB wrote:
I have no idea what maybe causing the 750 to freeze I am sure others will be able to help, but have you just tried having the maps on the card?


I've tried just about every combination I can think of and a 10 minute job has turned into an epic, it works fine as it is & I was probably just complicating life for my daughter so I'll leave it with Western Europe on internal memory - I doubt she'll want to drive to Russia any time soon anyway Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Froggy wrote:
What speed of card did you use? If it is too slow, this could cause the problem.


Samsung Class 6 - the identical card works a treat in my 550 although I wish TomTom had stuck with a regular SD card, these micro cards are far too fiddly Rolling Eyes
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