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Re-installed Garmin nRoute, now it can't find maps
PasoAmbler
Help!

I am a longtime, though intermittent follower of this great blog, and have used its advice often--and Ken, I still chuckle at your hilarious posts about ideas on using Velcro to hold a laptop while driving--but now I'm in serious need of direct assistance.

I have had nRoute running successfully on my old and much abused Dell Latitude X-1 (XP) for many years, and have successfully installed and used both MapReverseConverter an GPSGate. Until this morning I had TopoUS2008, Topo US24K North Central. CNNA2009, CNNA2010.1 NT, City Navigator Europe NT 2013.1, and MapSource all working

However, in an effort to make some room on the Dell's minuscule hard drive, I uninstalled Topo US 24K North Central. and used PerfectDisk to consolidate the free space. When I then opened nRoute, I got the dreaded "There is a problem with the nRoute registry. Please re-install nRoute and start it again" message.

I did that from your suggested location, but now I get the message "nRoute could not find any installed MapSource Products. Please install one or more MapSource products and start nRoute again". I know all the maps are still there, (I can see them on TreeSize), but MapSource now only shows the two NT maps.

My desperate cry above stems from my departure next week for a three week driving trip through Europe, and I would be both literally and figuratively lost without my beloved nRoute.

Many thanks for your help,

PasoAmbler
tcassidy
On the older non NT maps, both MapSource and nRoute use the same registry settings to locate the map files. You may have moved the map files to a different folder that does not reflect the one listed in the registry.

You could modify the registry entries to point to the correct folder. However a download and install of Javawa GMTK may be able to repair them for you. http://www.javawa.nl/gmtk_en.html

If not, the registry location is:
HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Garmin\MapSource\Families and each family has several entries which each must be pointed to the correct file location. Don't forget to expand the '1' entry also!

Terry
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PasoAmbler
Thanks, Terry, for the quick response. I'll try the javawa option first as I have had good luck with their MapReverseConverter. The idea of messing around with registry settings makes me a little queasy.

PasoAmbler
tcassidy
If that doesn't work it might be easier to see where the registry points and move the map files back to that location.

Terry
bluediesel
Dear Guys,
Have bought a Smart Pro 2 with Windows 8.1. Have installed nRoute but it won't open without a map installed. How do I load Trip and Waypoint Manager?
regards
tcassidy
If you have nRoute appropriate maps on another computer and can access them, GMTK might be the way to go. On the other computer install and use it to back up the maps. On the new computer install it and restore the maps you backed up. It will create the appropriate map registry entries for nRoute and MapSource. No need for Trip and Waypoint Manager...and free too.

Terry
bluediesel
Thanks Terry, what is GMTK? I have nRoute maps on the old XP computer and can access them.
regards,
Rob
tcassidy
See post 2 in this thread for a link to GMTK.

I use a network connection and GMTK to transfer maps. If that is not an option, you might want to have GMTK back up the maps to a USB dongle connected to your XP computer. Then move the USB device to the new computer and use GMTK to restore the maps there.

Terry
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