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Google Earth Fails to Load In Offline Mode
ben2go
I started Google Earth in offline mode as usually.I got the usual pop up saying it would load from cache.It doesn't load at all.I uploaded a photo of what I get when I start Google Earth in offline mode.Any idears why this would all the sudden start,after many times of using it offline?
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GadgetGirl
Looks like an "empty" cache. Check your cache files dbCache.dat and dbCache.dat.index. They are located in Windows 7 at C:\Users\"username"\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth and in Windows XP at C:\Documents and Settings\"username"\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth. If the file size is 0KB, then you have nothing saved in the cache. Try going online and browsing a bit in your area of interest, then test it again offline.
ben2go
I did that and it appears that Google Earth has quit, or is not caching maps.
nevadagary
Did you check your disk cache and memory cache sizes under the options menu? It should be disk cache 2000 MB and memory cache 128 MB. You can just click on restore defaults to bring this up

Also try saving your desired map as my place (kmz file) in any directory, and when off line just load that file and it should come up.
GadgetGirl
Gary, I didn't know you could do that! I've been doing it the hard way by saving the cache files in folders. So you go to "save"-"save place as" and save as *.kmz?
GadgetGirl
OK, I'm missing something. When I tried this, the file was only 9KB so that can't be right. I think this only works with one set of cache files. I have saved several large, almost 2GB caches that I swap out. I even put a shortcut to my cache directory in my "right-click" SendTo menu.
nevadagary
Yep I know that you get a small file...SOMETIME. Try resaving it after making a little change. Works fine for me.

File should be 100 - 200 mb.
ben2go
Did you check your disk cache and memory cache sizes under the options menu? It should be disk cache 2000 MB and memory cache 128 MB. You can just click on restore defaults to bring this up

Also try saving your desired map as my place (kmz file) in any directory, and when off line just load that file and it should come up.
Yes except mine is 2000mb and 500mb. I do save to a folder on my HD.
nevadagary
Hmmm...try loading Google Earth while on line, then disconnect from the Internet, and see if the aerial map stays there or goes away. If it stays, load a saved kmz file. You should get a whole bunch of warnings but just click them off.
ben2go
OK. I got the maps to cache. It seems I have to be online, and stay online, after caching maps and not shut down my PC to keep them cached. I am trying to locate the files and move them to a folder. Before I was just saving the output files from Earth Bridge.

Now I am having another issue. When I am sitting still, in my home, it shows that I am moving at .1 to .7 mph and running around randomly all over my property and my neighbor's property. It appears that the best accuracy I can achieve is within 200 feet of my actual location. Same thing happens if I am sitting on the tail gate of my truck. I have no trees or buildings around me. Also, if I am averaging a speed of 35 mph for 15 miles, my place marker falls behind on Google Earth by almost 1 mile. Why is that?
nevadagary
Just save the map you have on the screen to Save Place, pick your directory, give it a name and save it. That saves it as a kmz file. Next time you want to run that map just open it using FILE.

My GPS track runs arund in little circles too when I'm sitting still. If you're using GooPS just click pause when you sit still for while then click continue when you move.
GadgetGirl
It seems I have to be online, and stay online, after caching maps and not shut down my PC to keep them cached. I am trying to locate the files and move them to a folder.
You have to stay online to cache as the files are downloading to your GE directory, but you can disconnect or reboot after they have cached. The cache files won't go anywhere. As long as they are in the proper directory where GE expects them, they will load.
ben2go
I think one of my anti spy/spam/adware programs is wiping GE cache when I close it or shut down and restart later. I am trying to find out if that's the issue. So far I can't find any of my programs that are set to wipe GE.
GadgetGirl
I don't think this would wipe out the cache. I have Malwarebytes which runs every day that doesn't touch my cache files. But try it and see. Does your anti-malware app automatically delete files?
Did you check your Folder Options settings in the Control Panel as I suggested in your other thread? You really need to be able to view your files.
ben2go
Yes except mine is 2000mb and 500mb. I do save to a folder on my HD.
I looked at this again and mine appears to be a lot more than I thought.

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