Change storage location of maps

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Change storage location of maps

Post by Stu » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 pm

Is there a way to change the storage location of the maps in Basecamp?

I have a small windows laptop which I have installed Basecamp on but installing the map uses a fair amount of space

As a result I want to try and store them on a USB stick

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Re: Change storage location of maps

Post by sussamb » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:36 am

JaVaWa's GMTK program will do that for you http://www.javawa.nl/gmtk_en.html

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Re: Change storage location of maps

Post by rbentnail » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Depending on the capabilities of the laptop, I would think adding a USB memory stick or SD card would be the quick & easy way to go. Normally the popup is disabled but there is somewhere in there the choice to use the stick to "speed up your computer" by using the stick in conjunction with the computer memory rather than as a media storage device. I'd have to search for it to find it (I'm not a computer technogeeky guy), somewhere in settings/control panel I'd assume. What operating system are you using? Maybe try google, hopefully something like "USB Uses for Dummies Like Russ" will come up!
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Re: Change storage location of maps

Post by Stu » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:47 pm

its windows 10 on the tablet its just low on storage and the 6 gig ish map could be moved elsewhere!

I don't really use it so having it just for basecamp and taking on trips for planing routes on a night is ideal as its really small

It has a slot for a micro sd card I will try and and see how it reacts to that first

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Re: Change storage location of maps

Post by Stu » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Here is what I have found when moving maps to a USB drive

it works with the tool provided above although if you remove the USB drive and re insert it basecamp doesn't seem to find the files! as a result I have installed an 8gig micro sd card in to the tablet which is enough to take the maps and will be left in all the time

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