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How to Copy a TomTom to Another Device

Updated February 21, 2017

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

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

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Things You'll Need

  • USB data cable

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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