Removing residue from old trips

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jfheath
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Re: Removing residue from old trips

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To clear out everything except trip logs:
Delete your favourites from the Zumo screen menus
Delete Trips from the trip planner app.
Delete Temp.gpx and Current.gpx from the Garmin folder via Windows Explorer.
Reboot the Zumo
I have sometimes found it necessary to turn it off completely - hold the power button in for a while until the red OFF button shows on screen and tap that. I haven't found out why this would be the case though, and it hasn't been consistent.

Any routes and waypoints on the SD card can be deleted from within Basecamp, or by deleting the files from within Windows Explorer.

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Re: Removing residue from old trips

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Just to clarify that, as I said any gpx file in that GPX folder should be deleted, not just temp.gpx

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Re: Removing residue from old trips

Post by Iris »

The last post from JHeath is exactly what I do on my 590.
That is the only way that it can be cleaned out and stay cleaned.
As he mentioned, shutting down the unit completely (after deleting the files) is critical.


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Re: Removing residue from old trips

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Interesting observation the other day investigating my Zumo 590 plus 5.

The 4.6.0 software does not create a temp.gpx in the GPX folder (as far as I can tell)

Instead, when routes are transferred to the Zumo, it puts them in separate file in the Garmin/GPX folder and names them as
Route.gpx, Route0.gpx, Route1.gpx, Route2.gpx, etc
and
Waypoints.gpx, Waypoints0.gpx, Waypoints1.gpx, Waypoints2.gpx, etc etc

This is very similar to the way that routes are stored on the memory card. One pair of files per route.

So to clear out old routes etc.
Delete the contents of Garmin/GPX
Delete Current.gpx from the GPX folder - but not CurrentTrackLog.gpx, or (position.gpx)

Delete routes, favourites, History from the Zumo itself.

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