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how do i save my favorites on tom tom when I get map updat

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how do i save my favorites on tom tom when I get map updates
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  James W replied 6 years ago.

Which model Tom Tom do you have?

 

With the 130S, you can choose to save your favorites ONLINE or back them up as they may call it.

 

Svae or back them up first, then update the Maps, then restore your backup.

Expert:  James W replied 6 years ago.
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Restoring your Favorites and personal settings
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If you reset factory settings or update your map you can restore your favorites from a device Backup.

Your Favorites are located inside your map folder, stored in the file MapSettings.cfg. This file consists of the following:

Home address
Recent destinations
Favorites
Connect your TomTom to the computer and select the option below that best fits your situation:



Which option should I choose?




If you are going to be installing a new map to your TomTom or you plan to perform a factory (hard) reset on your device, choose Backup and restore Favorites from your TomTom. If you have already installed a new map or performed a factory (hard) reset, choose Restore your Favorites from a previous backup.


Restoring Favorites from a previous backup can only be done if you have previously performed a backup of your TomTom device.











Backup and restore Favorites from your TomTom





Select your operating system to see how:

Windows Vista




Before you start:

Backup your TomTom device by clicking Back up and restore in HOME.
Unless you're using a TomTom device that charges through the USB port, we recommend that you also connect your TomTom to its charging cable.



Copy your settings

1. Connect your TomTom device to a computer using the USB cable. When asked if you want to connect to the computer, tap YES.

TomTom HOME starts.



2. Click the Windows Start button and then click Computer.



3. Double-click the TomTom Removable Disk.



4. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).







5. Select the file MapSettings.cfg by clicking it once and then click Organize > Copy.







6. Click Start > Documents and then click Organize > Paste.

Your settings are now stored on your computer.

Install the new map onto your device

Use TomTom HOME to download and install your new map by clicking Update my device.





Transfer your favorites onto your new map

With your device still connected to your computer, locate the MapSettings.cfg file which you previously copied to your computer. Select and copy this file.


Click the Windows Start button and then click Computer.


Double-click the Removable Disk of your TomTom drive.


Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).


Click Organize > Paste.

Your settings including your favorites are now installed on your TomTom device.


You can now disconnect your TomTom device by clicking Device > Disconnect device from the HOME menu.








Windows XP




Backup your TomTom device by clicking Back up and restore in HOME.
Unless you're using a TomTom device that charges through the USB port, we recommend that you also connect your TomTom to its charging cable.



Copy your settings

1. Connect your TomTom device to a computer using the USB cable. When asked if you want to connect to the computer, tap YES.

TomTom HOME starts.



2. From the Windows System Tray, click start > My Computer.



3. Double-click your TomTom device listed under Devices with Removable Storage.





4. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).



5. Select the file MapSettings.cfg by clicking it once and then choose Edit > Copy from the menu bar.







6. Select My Documents or go to another location on your computer where you want to store the file MapSettings.cfg. Then choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

Your settings are now stored on your computer.





Install the new map onto your device

Use TomTom HOME to download and install your new map by clicking Update my device.





Transfer your favorites onto your new map

With your device still connected to your computer, locate the MapSettings.cfg file which you previously copied to your computer. Select and copy this file.


From the Windows System Tray, click start > My Computer.


Double-click your TomTom device listed under Devices with Removable Storage.


Double-click the map folder.


Choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

Your settings including your favorites are now installed on your TomTom device.


You can now disconnect your TomTom device by clicking Device > Disconnect device from the HOME menu.








Macintosh




Before you start:

Backup your TomTom device by clicking Back up and restore in HOME.
Unless you're using a TomTom device that charges through the USB port, we recommend that you also connect your TomTom to its charging cable.



Copy your settings

1. Connect your TomTom device to a computer using the USB cable. When asked if you want to connect to the computer, tap YES.

TomTom HOME starts.



2. Double-click the desktop icon for your TomTom device.

A Finder window opens.



3. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).







4. Select the file MapSettings by clicking it once and then choose Edit > Copy from the menu bar.



5. Click the Documents icon in the sidebar of the Finder window or choose another location on your computer to store the settings file. Then choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

6. Your settings are now stored on your computer.



Install the new map onto your device

Use TomTom HOME to download and install your new map by clicking Update my device.





Transfer your favorites onto your new map

With your device still connected to your computer, locate the MapSettings file which you previously copied to your computer. Select and copy this file.


Double-click the desktop icon for your TomTom device.


Double-click the map folder.


Choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar.

Your settings including your favorites are now installed on your TomTom device.


You can now disconnect your TomTom device by clicking Device > Disconnect device from the HOME menu.












Restore your Favorites from a previous backup



Select your operating system to see how:

Windows Vista




Windows Vista

1. Click the Windows Start button and then click Documents.

2. Open TomTom > HOME > Backup.

3. Open the folder named for your TomTom device (e.g. 'GO', 'ONE').

4. Open the most recent backup (the highest-numbered backup will be the most recent (Backup01, Backup02, etc.).

5. Open InternalMemory.




6. Locate and open the map folder (this should be labeled after the region which the map covers e.g. North_America).






7. Select the file MapSettings.cfg by clicking it once and then click Organize > Copy.

8. Click the Windows Start button and then click Computer.

9. Double-click the TomTom Removable Disk.

10. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).

11. Click on Organize > Paste.

If prompted to overwrite the file, choose Copy and Replace.
12. Properly disconnect your TomTom from your computer.


Your personal settings and Favorites are now installed.









Windows XP




Windows XP

1. Click the Windows Start button and then click My Documents.

2. Open TomTom > HOME > Backup.

3. Open the folder named for your TomTom device (e.g. 'GO', 'ONE').

4. Open the most recent backup (the highest-numbered backup will be the most recent (Backup01, Backup02, etc.).

5. Open InternalMemory.




6. Locate and open the map folder (this should be labeled after the region which the map covers e.g. USA_and_Canada)






7. Select the file MapSettings.cfg by clicking it once and then click Edit > Copy.

8. Click the Windows Start button and then click My Computer.

9. Double-click the TomTom Removable Disk.

10. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).

11. Click on Edit > Paste.

Be sure to overwrite the existing file, if prompted to do so.
12. Properly disconnect your TomTom from your computer.


Your personal settings and Favorites are now installed.









Macintosh




Macintosh

1. Open your Documents folder (Macintosh HD > Documents).

2. Open TomTom > HOME > Backup.

3. Open the folder named for your TomTom device (e.g. 'GO', 'ONE').

4. Open the most recent backup (the highest-numbered backup will be the most recent (Backup01, Backup02, etc.).

5. Open InternalMemory.




6. Locate and open the map folder (this should be labeled after the region which the map covers e.g. North_America).

7. Select the file MapSettings.cfg by clicking it once and then choose Edit > Copy "MapSettings.cfg" from the menu bar.




8. Double-click the TomTom Removable Disk on your Desktop.

9. Double-click the map folder (e.g. North_America).

10. Click on Edit > Paste item.

Be sure to overwrite the existing file, choose Replace.
11. Properly disconnect your TomTom from your computer.



Your personal settings and Favorites are now installed.