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Offline Jig Man

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Back um up often
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:00:44 AM »
I used to be a fanatic about my waypoint files.  I kept a different file for each lake (6) that I fish.  Every time I got home I would save the file to an sd card, then delete it from the units and purge the units.  When I chose a lake for the next trip, I'd load that file and go.

As new technology came along allowing lots more storage and my old waypoint management software became obsolete, I became lazy and quit backing them up.

A few days ago I was looking at the chart to decide on an area to fish next outing and discovered a bunch of stuff that should not be there.  There were indiscriminate waypoints in places where there should be none and multiples (doubles up to quintuples) of the ones that should be there.  Needless to say my file has been corrupted.

It showed that I have 5600+ wpts when there should be around 2000.

I have been laboriously deleting the garbage waypoints one by one.  I now have it down to one lake that has about 800 wpts so if they are only tripled I still have around 1600 to get rid of.

As soon as I get a clean file I'm going to save it, unhook the units from each other, delete and purge each unit then hook them back up and reload.

I'm thinking I need to find a new software management program and back up the files after every trip.

So my suggestion to you all is back them up often.

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Offline lipripper

Re: Back um up often
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 11:56:08 AM »
Wow Jig Man sorry you had all that trouble and extra work to fix the problem.  Like you said back it up and when your dealing with computer programs just count on something getting messed up sooner or later.

Offline Coldbasser

Re: Back um up often
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 03:28:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing your experience with thi problem, I'll be more aware and back up my way points more often .
Cheers
Fred

Offline Jig Man

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Re: Back um up often
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 06:22:05 PM »
I finally got them cleaned up.  It took over 5 hours in the boat Friday but the file is down to 2254 wpts which is what I should have.  All units have been deleted and purged then reloaded.  I lake tested it today and the file seems sound.

I never want to experience that again.

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