Stumped, deleting Favorites from Nuvi 500

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mcnut, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    :baldy 15 years as a GPS user, thought I knew how to work these things!

    I like to keep a clean unit but in a effort to delete all 25 "Favorites" stored on my Nuvi 500 I have failed. It has been my understanding these are stored on the units internal memory, the IMG file being the only thing on the SD memory at this time.

    1st) I had some time to kill on a cross county flight so tried to delete each individually via the unit's "Favorites" edit menu only to have them all reappear at the next power up. Fail! :eek1

    2nd) I connected the unit to the computer and located them as the GPX files in the unit memory, Nuvi>Garmin>GPX, selecting & deleting via Win 7 Explorer and....back they came on the next power up. Fail!

    I use both MapSource and BaseCamp but this is happening without connecting to the PC or launching either and besides I don't have them saved except on the unit. The only thing that went away and stayed away were the archived tracks.
    These Favorites are worse then the clap. Ideas?

    Bruce
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  2. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    While I'm still curious why others think my previous attempts failed, I was successful using a 3rd approach.
    I went to the unit's "Tools" menu then to "My Data" and was able to delete them......for now. Not what I would call user friendly in this respect.

    Bruce
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