Delete way/shape points in Saved folder?

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Delete way/shape points in Saved folder?

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Hi. I imported custom routes from Google myMaps to Basecamp then to my 396 and they are in my Trip Planner and look fine. However, all the individual way/shape points for those routes are also listed in my Saved folder. Is this normal? Can those be deleted from the Saved folder without affecting the routes I have in the Trip Planner? I would like to eliminate unnecessary clutter in that folder so I can find my actual saved places easier. Thanks for any help... trying to figure all this stuff out.
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Yes, you should be able to delete them without affecting the routes. Whether its normal I have no idea as I never use the method you describe and don't have that Garmin model.
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Yes, it's normal. At least on both the nuvi I used and the 595 I have now. Waypoints and via points in many (not all) imported routes are copied into the Saved (or Favorites) folder as well as being used in the route for directions, POI, etc. The individual points in Saved (or Favorites) can be deleted without affecting anything else. This is one of the joys of using other peoples' routes instead of making your own. With Base Camp, TRANSFERRING just the route to your device does just the route. Waypoints have to be chosen specifically to be transferred.
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Re: Delete way/shape points in Saved folder?

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These were all from routes that I created, whether originally from myMaps or Basecamp. When I did the final transfer I dragged just the named route to my 396. I did not intentionally move any of the individual way/shape points. Some of the YouTube videos I've seen (particularly one from EZ Moto Tim) describes everything automatically being downloaded to the device with the route, which seems to be the case. Just didn't realize they would show up in Saved and the actual route in Trip Planner.

I have a nuvi 50 and a Drive 52 that I tried to install custom routes to without success. Those devices only showed routes (in the Saved folder) to the waypoints disregarding shape points. I finally gave up and purchased the 396 thinking it was better able to do what I wanted.
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Most of the nuvi and Drive series work quite happily with routes, and certainly don't disregard shaping points, so not sure why you had an issue with them but welcome to the world of Zumos :)
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Re: Delete way/shape points in Saved folder?

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I cant make the necessary connections to check this answer, so it may be a bit wide of the mark for the question you asked.

When a route is transferred, it is stored in a single file, or multiple files. Depending on where you transfer them - internal memory or sd card. They are then imported and stored somewhere else in the satnav. I don't know where.

If you deleted the transferred copy, then the imported one still exists. No problem.

But if you make an edit to the imported copy on the satnav, or a change is saved by the system without you knowing (this happens in the XT, so it may happen in others), then you may need the transferred file to be there so that you can import it again. If it isn't there, then there is no way of reimporting the original route.

Also - there is a limit on the number of imported routes that some Zumo's will hold. On one of mine, it is 20. There is no such limit on the number of transferred routes. So for example, I can have 100 transferred routes in the Zumo, but only 20 imported. At any time I can delete all of my imported routes using the Zumo screen, and then import a different 20 from the 100 transferred routes.

Anyone reading this who owns an XT - the XT doesn't behave like this. It replaces all transferred routes every time a new transfer is made.
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