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Old 29-09-2017, 11:47   #1
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OpenCPN data files

Had a hard drive become unbootable but can still recover files. Want to bring the track and waypoint data from the old drive to the new install on the new computer.

Can someone point me to the file(s) that I need to copy over. Also, can I combine the old data with that generated with the new install?

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Old 29-09-2017, 12:31   #2
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Re: OpenCPN data files

Bill,

you are under Windows?

The data are under ..\ProgramData\opencpn\

Tracks and routes are in the navobj.xml file.
Before muddling with this data make a safety copy.

If you copy the recorded file from the disk into your actual system new tracks and routes will be added.

There is no automatic way to merge two navobj files:
if you have already new data in the new install then you will need to copy those data into the big old navobj file manually.

Study the structure (you did make back-up copies, didn't you?) and if you feel fit to do, merge the two files using a good editor like notepad++

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Re: OpenCPN data files

Hubert,
Thanks. I thought that might be the file based on date stamps when I played with it. Looks like the program keeps 3 rolling backups also.

Think I figured out an easy way to import the new tracks. Going to export all as GPX files before replacing the file and then import them after I bring in the old file. Looks like it should work. If not I'll do the manual editing.

Thanks for the help.
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GPX ex/import is a good work around.

GPX export is as well an always recommended back-up for your valuable tracks, waypoints and routes...
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Re: OpenCPN data files

Do a search on navobj in the wiki manual
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