How To...

Data Management

  1. Common Files
  2. File Locations
  3. Transferring Data
  4. Best Practices

 

 


1. Common Files

 

 

 


2. File Locations
  • GPSr Directory

    Parent Directory | Active Directory | Files | Content Description ( file types )


    GPSr | Garmin | GarminDevice.xml | Primary system files and vector maps folder ( *.img *.xml *.txt *.gpx *.ver *.sum *.ico )

    GPSr | Garmin | Activities | Garmin Activity Logs ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | Adventures | Garmin Adventures Database ( *.adv )

    GPSr | Garmin | Apps | Garmin Connect IQ Application Files ( *.BIN *.PRG )

    GPSr | Garmin | BirdsEye | Garmin BirdsEye high-resolution raster map imagery ( *.jnx )

    GPSr | Garmin | Courses | User created courses ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | CustomMaps | User created raster maps ( *.kmz )

    GPSr | Garmin | CustomSymbols | Contains custom waypoint symbols ( *.bmp )

    GPSr | Garmin | EDM | Garmin Explore database files ( *.bin )

    GPSr | Garmin | ExtData | Extended Data files ( *.bin )

    GPSr | Garmin | Filters | Folder system for saved filters

    GPSr | Garmin | Filters | Geocache | Contains filters used when searching geocaches ( *.gff )

    GPSr | Garmin | GeocachePhotos | Folder system containing geocache specific spoiler photos ( *.jpg )

    GPSr | Garmin | GGZ | geocache.ggz | All ( *.ggz ) files are stored in this directory and sub-directories

    GPSr | Garmin | GPS | WebUpdater program configuration files ( *.BIN *.nvm )

    GPSr | Garmin | GPX | temp.gpx | All ( *.gpx ) files are stored in this directory and sub-directories

    GPSr | Garmin | GPX | Archive | Saved.gpx | Contains saved tracks and waypoints ( *.gpx )

    GPSr | Garmin | GPX | Archive | Auto | Auto-archived track recordings (Day, Week, Full) ( *.gpx )

    GPSr | Garmin | GPX | Nav | Chirp.gpx, Coordinates.gpx, SightNGo.gpx | Recent Navigation Destinations ( *.gpx )

    GPSr | Garmin | JPEG | Photos and images ( *.jpg )

    GPSr | Garmin | Location | User created waypoints ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | NewFiles | unknown ( *.??? )

    GPSr | Garmin | POI | Points of Interest database files ( *.gpi )

    GPSr | Garmin | PointCache | Garmin Point Cache files for saved activities and courses ( *.gpc )

    GPSr | Garmin | Profiles | Hike.gpf | Profile (Activity) configuration files ( *.gpf )

    GPSr | Garmin | RemoteSW | Update files other than device firmware ( *.gcd )

    GPSr | Garmin | RINEX | grmnxxxyyy.18O | RINEX log files ( *.18O )

    GPSr | Garmin | scrn | Screen capture image storage ( *.bmp )

    GPSr | Garmin | Settings | Settings.fit | Fitness settings ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | Shortcuts | Shortcut configuration files ( *.gsf )

    GPSr | Garmin | Sports | RunningRunning.fit | Fitness settings ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | SQL | CustomMaps.db | Database index files ( *.db, *.sqlite3 )

    GPSr | Garmin | TempFIT | Temporary navigation directory

    GPSr | Garmin | TempFIT | Courses | Temporary course navigation files ( *.fit )

    GPSr | Garmin | Text | Language database files ( *.gtt *.LN4 )

    GPSr | Garmin | Vehicle | Vehicles.ver | Position icon files ( *.srf, *.ver )

    GPSr | Garmin | Weather | index.xml | Weather application data ( *.json, *.xml, *.png )

    GPSr | Garmin | WIFI | OUT.BIN | Wi-Fi network settings ( *.bin )




  • microSD Directory

    Parent Directory | Active Directory | Files | Content Description ( file types )


    microSD | Garmin | Secondary vector maps folder ( *.img )

    microSD | Garmin | Adventures | Garmin Adventures Database ( *.adv )

    microSD | Garmin | BirdsEye | Garmin BirdsEye high-resolution raster map imagery ( *.jnx )

    microSD | Garmin | CustomMaps | User created raster maps ( *.kmz )

    microSD | Garmin | GGZ | geocache.ggz | All ( *.ggz ) files are stored in this directory and sub-directories

    microSD | Garmin | GPX | All ( *.gpx ) files are stored in this directory and user created sub-directories

    microSD | Garmin | JPEG | Photos and images ( *.jpg )

    microSD | Garmin | POI | Points of Interest database files ( *.gpi )

    microSD | Garmin | SQL | CustomMaps.db | Database index files ( *.db, *.sqlite3 )

 

 

 


3. Transferring Data

  1. Data transfer between Garmin BaseCamp and GPSr
  2. Data transfer between Garmin GPSr using the 'Share Wirelessly' feature
  3. Manual data transfer between PC/Mac and Garmin GPSr
    • Do not add, delete or modify any files on the GPSr if you are not absolutely certain you know what you are doing
    • Reference Common Files and File Locations above to determine correct file transfer locations
    • Tip: You can temporarily disable large files quickly by changing file extensions to an unused type (for example: *.img to *.bak, etc.)

 

 

 


4. Best Practices

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