How do I clear unwanted POIs from my Garmin?

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  1. steveclecy

    steveclecy Read Only Funster

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    Struggling here. I have a Garmin 255W and have previously loaded POIs for both UK campsites and ACSI sites. Although the ACSI sites are still 2011 I thought I would clear all previous POIs and start afresh. The Garmin POI loader allows you to clear manually installed POIs with no problem but it leaves the ACSI ones on. They were installed directly to the unit from the ACSI site and now I have FOUR identical sets. Cannot seem to clear them. I have even done a complete reset of the Garmin which has cleared all my user data EXCEPT the ACSI POIs. Even looking in Explorer for the ACSI Data has been unsuccessful.

    Anyone any ideas?

    Steve
     
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    Not a clue, easy to remove from a TomTom though.:Smile:
     
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    I would give Garmin a call on either 08082380000 or 08708501242 :BigGrin:

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    I realise you may have tried this, but there are two ways to remove custom POIs.
    From the Garmin website.

    Question: How do I remove Custom POIs from my GPS unit?
    Answer:
    There are two different ways to remove Custom Points of Interest (POIs) from a Garmin device. The best method will depend on the way that the Custom POIs were originally loaded onto the Garmin unit. If the Custom POIs came from a *.gpi file, the Manual Delete option will be needed. If the Custom POIs came from a *.gpx or *.csv file and used POI Loader to install them, the POI Loader delete method will be needed. Since both methods can be used to load Custom POIs, both methods may need to be used to remove the Custom POIs especially if one method does not completely remove all of the Custom POIs from the Garmin unit.

    Manual Delete Method:

    Connect your Garmin unit to the computer
    Open My Computer
    Open the Garmin or SD Card drive
    Double-Click on the Garmin folder
    Double-Click the POI folder
    Delete all *.gpi files
    POI Loader Delete Method:

    In order to remove Custom POIs from a Garmin Device, the latest version of the POI Loader must be installed.. Go to the POI Loader page to get the latest version. Once the latest version is installed do the following:

    Connect your Garmin unit to the computer
    Open the POI Loader program
    Click Next on the first screen
    On the next screen the program should auto-detect your unit, make sure the correct unit is selected, then click Next
    On the following screen select Remove all previously installed custom POIs from your device, then click Next
    The program will display: To re-install custom POIs you will need to run the POI Loader again. Are you sure you want to proceed?
    Click Yes
    A message will display: Congratulations you have successfully removed all custom POIs from your device
    Click Finish
    Once finished, all of the Custom POIs files from the Garmin device will be completely removed.

    Last modified on: 02/02/2011
     
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    easiest way is not to get your poi all over the satnag, use a plate and eat it all:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Jean Luc - excellent - thanks for the link. It was the .gpx files that I did not recognise and in fact they sat in their own folder (called gpx) on the Garmin - not the poi folder, but I have deleted them and got just where I wanted. Thanks so much.

    Steve
     
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    serve 'em with an eviction notice :thumb:
     
  8. steveclecy

    steveclecy Read Only Funster

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    This what I love about this Forum - there always seems to be someone who knows the answer.

    Steve

    pappajohn they would have been there for the next 10 years!
     
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    you mean i was right :Eeek:
     
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    I think the best thing to do is back up all that you have got on your garmin first so if you make a pigs ear of it, all is not lost.
     
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