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Restore of Backup to Tomtom 910

Posted: 21:03 20 Feb 07 #1
  • uitvlugt
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  • Join Date: 20 February 2007
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Location: Switzerland
Help.... I have today upgraded my Tomtom 910 to the latest version. After doing this the unit kept restarting by itself every 30 seconds. I read on another thread that someone had a similar problem and he formatted the disk and did a restore.After which his Tomtom started to work.. Well, Ihave reformatted the disk on my 910 and have started a restore using the home software. However the system does not seem to be doing anything and it has been close to three hours. It says restoring and the sand timer is running but nothing has happened. Is this normal for a 8GB restore. Any help would be appreciated as I am at my wits end and am leaving for the States on Saturday. I live in Switzerland...

Thanks
PS.. Sorry if this post is on the US thread as I was a bit confused as to where to post it...
Posted: 06:23 21 Feb 07 #2
  • dirtyweeraincloud
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  • dirtyweeraincloud
  • Join Date: 3 May 2006
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Using Home to restore a backup should take about 50 mins.
You say you have a backup of 8Gb which sounds about right.
Instead of using Home to restore locate the folder which has your backup and using windows explorer, copy and paste or drag and drop the files and folders onto your 910.

All you will be doing is restoring manually what Home should do automatically.
Posted: 06:55 21 Feb 07 #3
  • uitvlugt
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  • Join Date: 20 February 2007
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  • Location: Switzerland
Thanks. I have done as you suggested and my system works just fine now. Wonder why the home software does not do the restore.. Was worried that I had deleted some files necessary for the system to function.
Again thanks for your help in resolving tha problem.
Posted: 08:41 21 Feb 07 #4
  • dirtyweeraincloud
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  • dirtyweeraincloud
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Glad to here.

Make seperate backup using explorer and copy it to your C drive or wherever you wish.
Goto start > control panel > folder options >view > and click `show hidden files and folders` and untick the box
` Hide extensions for known file types` then make your copy of your TomTom.

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