Basecamp: no more symbols

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Basecamp: no more symbols

Post by jeancap_31 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:59 pm

I have been using BaseCamp for many years plotting itineraries in Europe and USA.
My GPS is BMW Nav 5, equivalent to Zumo 550
I have recently discovered that I have no longer any symbols to personnalise my waypoints. I click and re click with no effect.
I went to explore my PC under W10 and went to:
User>Document>My Garmin>Personalised Waypoint Symbol (this is a translation from french)
This file only contains 8 symbols, all blue dots, numbered from 000.png to 007.png
Does it mean that the Garmin symbol library has vanished : hotel, restaurant, bars, garages, gas station, etc....

Can you help me to recover it ?


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Re: Basecamp: no more symbols

Post by gpsrchive » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:38 am

In English, the directories I have in Windows 10 are:

C: > Users > {user name} > Documents > My Garmin > Custom Waypoint Symbols
C: > Users > {user name} > Documents > My Garmin > Custom POI Symbols

All my custom symbols are present, and I can not imagine what may have transpired to cause you to lose yours :(

I do make archival backup copies of my custom waypoint symbols for just such an occasion, I do hope you have a backup copy somewhere you can restore?

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Re: Basecamp: no more symbols

Post by sussamb » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:41 am

Are you talking here about the normal symbol range that is included with BaseCamp or custom symbols you've created yourself?

If the normal ones then try uninstalling then reinstalling BaseCamp.

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