How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

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How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by Goldenwattle » 09 February 14 11:59 pm

How do I load the files from a Pocket Query onto my Garmin Etrex 30? ](*,)
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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by Toriaz » 10 February 14 5:51 am

When you plug the GPS into your computer, does your computer recognise it as a drive? If it does, there's a quick way to do it. If it doesn't, it can still be done, but takes longer.

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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by jusojara » 10 February 14 8:28 am

Another way is to use GSAK

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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by Goldenwattle » 10 February 14 11:12 am

Toriaz asked, "When you plug the GPS into your computer, does your computer recognise it as a drive?"

My computer connects to my Garmin and I can access it. I'm not sure what you mean by 'drive'. Do you mean can I click on it via my computer? Yes, it's how I remove old files once the cache is found.


jusojara What is GSAK?

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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by jusojara » 10 February 14 12:31 pm

Goldenwattle wrote:jusojara What is GSAK?
It is a database that can manage your PQ's, even downloading them directly, and then you can filter, sort and upload (as well as many more things that I haven't figured out yet :stabby ). You can also manage your finds PQ's in there as well. You can get it to try from http://gsak.net/.

There are also forums here and on the GSAK site that help as well.

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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by Goldenwattle » 10 February 14 3:33 pm

:lol: Did it. All I had to do was copy the Pocket Query file onto my Garmin and unzip it there. Then 'magic' heaps of files appeared. :mrgreen:
It was so simple. If only the instructions of Geocaching had told me to do this in simple words, instead of an page of over complicated stuff I couldn't follow, there would have been no problem.
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Re: How do I load the files from a Pocket Query?

Post by Toriaz » 10 February 14 7:15 pm

Glad you got it sorted. As you discovered, if your computer recognises the GPS as a drive, you just unzip & copy into the GPX folder. If it didn't, I was going to suggest downloading GSAK. It works, but it does take a few steps more.

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