Garmin CN file transfer

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Outwardbound, May 8, 2018.

  1. Outwardbound

    Outwardbound Been here awhile

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    I’ve finally given in and bought a windows 10 computer. I use CN on my old windows 7 machine, and the computer specialist sez he can transfer them to the new machine. Has anyone done this before ? If so, what are the pitfalls ? The Garmin Tech Support guy said.....”ahh...yeah I think they’ll transfer...unless they don’t...”. Not confidence inspiring; and I’ve learned to be leery of anything Garmin. Nothing’s EVER easy with these guys (tho I like their products..)
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  2. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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  3. Eltjo

    Eltjo Adventurer

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  4. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I have moved CN to a few different computers over the years. For me it was pretty easy since I had my original DVD.
    But I have also done it using Javawa backup and restore to a different computer feature.
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  5. Outwardbound

    Outwardbound Been here awhile

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    It worked for me this way:
    - The file transfer from old cmptr to new didn't transfer Basecamp. I downloaded BC from the garmin download page.
    - Downloaded Garmin express, which asked me for my email address under which I had all my Garmin stuff registered.
    - It, in turn, asked me to plug in my Montana. It recognized it and downloaded maps and updates. No problems
    - Opened BC, where it functioned perfectly AFTER I selected the new mapset it previously downloaded.

    Seems seamless; far different from the last time I bought a new computer.

    Eltjo: thanks for the gmtk reference. I will probably load my mapset onto my laptop for portability.
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