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How to make a copy of SD card for a tomtom gps

Updated March 23, 2017

TomTom GPS units allow users to save maps on a Secure Digital (SD) card. Some users may want to make a backup of their files. In order to do this, the user must copy the information from the SD card. The copying procedure is very basic and does not require any special software. Once you copy the SD card you can save the information to another SD card and you will always have a spare copy of your maps.

Remove the SD card from your TomTom GPS, then insert your SD card into your computer's SD card reader.

Click the "Start" button, then "My Computer." Double-click the SD card icon to open the SD card directory.

Select "Edit" from the top menu, then "Select All."

Select "Edit" again, then "Copy."

Go to the folder where you want to save your SD card content and click "Edit" then "Paste." Allow the files to copy to the new folder.

Remove the SD card and replace it with a new, blank SD card. Click the "Start" button, then "My Computer." Double-click the SD card icon to open the SD card directory.

Go to the folder you saved the information from the SD card, then select "Edit" from the top menu, then "Select All."

Select "Edit" again, then "Copy."

Go to the SD card folder click "Edit" then "Paste." Allow the files to copy to the new SD card.

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Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.