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Old 17-11-2011, 19:52   #1
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Transferring OpenCPN Routes to New Laptop

Hi, All,
I just got a new laptop and transferred my OpenCPN charts, but my routes (both routes already taken and routes planned) did not follow. Is there something in the config or other file I must transfer from my old computer to new?

Many thanks for your help.

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Old 17-11-2011, 23:07   #2
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Re: transferring OpenCPN routes to new laptop

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Hi, All,
I just got a new laptop and transferred my OpenCPN charts, but my routes (both routes already taken and routes planned) did not follow. Is there something in the config or other file I must transfer from my old computer to new?

Many thanks for your help.

V/R
Bill Abernathy
Bill,have a look at this:
The Route Manager and Data Import/Export | Official OpenCPN Homepage
Of course you'll have to name em and organize em ,export em-they'll be exported as ".gpx" files)and then "import" them with the new install.I save(export) anyything deemed a keeper to a dedicated folder that's independent of OpenCPN's folders.Likewise,saved GPX from other navigation apps can go in here.Open cpn can import them too,if you like.

OpenCPN really has two homes-two folders.One has opencpn.exe and the machinery she needs and the other has the data files that YOU have accumulated as you use it.This is great for a reinstall-your data isn't lost...so,
another way for you is to copy over the entire config folder or at least the files in it,to the same "location"your new laptop,....given the OS is the same,but I'd advise anone to backup their marks,routes and tracks as exported gpx anyways....
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Old 18-11-2011, 08:04   #3
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Re: Transferring OpenCPN Routes to New Laptop

When you create a route in OpenCPN waypoint names are not shown by default. When you export that route, delete it, and import it the waypoint names are shown. I don't know if there are any other subtle differences between saved/restored and exported/imported routes.

If you don't mind those differences the simplest way to transfer routes, tracks, and waypoints is to export all. That writes all the data into a single GPX file which you can copy to your new computer and import. Then you can selectively export individual routes if you want finer control over them.

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Re: Transferring OpenCPN Routes to New Laptop

Thank you both very much. I appreciate your feedback and believe I now can take care of the transfer. (MTF if I can't.....)
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