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patrickg450
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Windows 10

Post by patrickg450 »

ok, I need some windows help here. I got a new PC like 4 months ago. I have BC up and running, I want to back up all my tracks and whatnot. I did a search for the folder BC defaults to for saving...........cant seem to find it.

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Re: Windows 10

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Search for AllData.gdb, that's the BC database folder

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Re: Windows 10

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I think you may have to go into the folder view settings and set it so you can see hidden files.


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Yes, that's possible, although the default folder should be visible? Anyway if a search doesn't find AllData.gdb then hidden files may indeed be the issue.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Oop North John »

Somewhere in the "C" drive on my laptop there's a folder called

"Roaming" in it there's a sub folder,
"Garmin" in it there's a sub folder,
"Basecamp" in it there's a sub folder,
"Database" in it there's a sub folder,
"4.6" which has the data needed to swap from one PC to another, which I used to do when I had a laptop for home use, and one I took away with me.

I strongly suspect that the roaming folder is a hidden one.

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Re: Windows 10

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When I changed pc I did a “backup” on old pc then a restore from that file on new.
The advantage was that all my bought is maps were included in the backup without having to connect a device

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Re: Windows 10

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OK, I made the change in WINDOWS to see hidden files, yea!!!!!

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Re: Windows 10

Post by patrickg450 »

Did a search for Garmin.........found my old tracks from Mapsource.



FInally found it, GARMIN ---> BC---> Data base---> 4.7--->

there is 2 AllData(s)
.gdb and a gdb.bak



But I cannot navigate to it or see the path to get to the folder

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Re: Windows 10

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You should be able to go into Edit, Options, General then click on plus under Database options and navigate to it.

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Re: Windows 10

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Note that you can have as many databases as you want. They all get saved in the same general location. Switch from one to the other from within Basecamp. I put details in the Zumo And Basecamp document I posted a little while back. I'm currently modifying it to include specifics for Zumo 595. When I get to my Pc, I'll post the relevant information here.

Nb I have no problem accessing the database location from within Windows 10. I always have it set to show hidden files though. I didn't think that they were hidden. Most of them are ones that I have created though. I'll check.

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