How to Transfer Favorites From a Garmin Nuvi

By Jessica Best

Adding favorites is a feature available on Garmin global positioning system devices. Some devices do not allow users to transfer these favorites from one device to another; however, with the Garmin Nuvi, these favorites can be on numerous devices, with just a little editing done on the computer. With this feature, the user can upgrade the Nuvi with a new device and still keep all of the favorites from the old device.

Step 1

Connect the first Garmin Nuvi to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2

Open "My Computer" and right click "Garmin Nuvi" and select "Open." The files on the Garmin Nuvi are now up on the computer.

Step 3

Double-click the "Garmin" folder, then the "GPX" folder.

Step 4

Right-click "Current.GPX" and select "Copy." Go to the desktop.

Step 5

Right-click anywhere on the desktop followed by "Paste" from the drop-down menu.

Step 6

Right-click the pasted file and select "Rename" from the drop down menu.

Step 7

Rename the file to a desired file name which must end in ".GPX." Disconnect the first device from the computer.

Step 8

Connect the second Garmin Nuvi to the computer using the USB cable.

Step 9

Right-click the file renamed on the desktop and select "Copy."

Step 10

Open "My Computer" from the "Start" menu and select "Garmin Nuvi."

Step 11

Double-click on the "Garmin" folder followed by the "GPX" folder. Right-click anywhere in the GPX folder, followed by "Paste" from the drop-down menu. The favorites have now been transferred to the new Garmin Nuvi device and is ready to load for the next trip.