How to Copy a TomTom to Another Device

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How to Copy a TomTom to Another Device
You can transfer files between two different GPS devices. (handheld gps image by Christopher Dodge from

TomTom is a GPS service used in different vehicles and other hand-held devices. A TomTom reads information off of saved maps and informs you of direct driving or walking instructions. These maps save on a removable memory card. Because of this, it is possible to transfer the maps onto a different memory card and even upload the content to a different GPS device.

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Things you need

  • USB data cable

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  1. 1

    Plug the USB data cable into the USB port on your TomTom device. Connect the opposite end of the cable into any USB port on the computer system.

  2. 2

    Click "Start," "Computer" and double-click the external device icon. This loads a window onto the screen, displaying all the saved maps currently stored on the TomTom GPS unit.

  3. 3

    Click and drag the map files from the open window onto your desktop.

  4. 4

    Insert a second USB cable into the USB port of the second GPS device and attach the free end of the cable into a USB port on the computer. Return to "Computer" and double-click the new removable device icon.

  5. 5

    Click and drag the copied map files into the open window to transfer the information onto the new device.

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