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    Unhappy tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    Hello everyone, a newbie to the forums and to Navigation stuff as well. I have used Garmin in the past but this TOMTOM XXL I have is giving me troubles. I dont know exactly which model it is because I got it from a friend of mine. What I do know is that the serial # starts with the letters RX followed by a sequence of numbers.

    Now the problem I have is that after downloading TOMTOM Home I tried to upload the latest North American map v. 8.50. 2781 I downloaded from a torrent. I placed the downloaded file in the folder TOMTOM Home created and still it will not show up when I go under the tab "Manage my XXL".

    I made another stupid mistake of moving the USA. CANAD. MEXICO maps which came preloaded, to another folder in order to make space for the latest North American maps. Since I couldn't get the N.A map to work I moved back and directly copied the preloaded map back to the TOMTOM and when I turn the gps on it says no map available.

    Please help, what can I do to get the latest map to work? IF the latest map cannot be used how can I restore the older version? I would REALLY REALLY appreciate the help.

    P.S. I have attached a pic of what the TOMTOM internal drive has stored on it at the moment. Maybe I am missing a folder or something that wont allow me to let the maps work. Please advise
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    Re: tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    From the pics that you have attached, you need to unzip the map rar and place it into a folder named the same as the rar file. Here are a couple pics of what it should look like.
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    Re: tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    ok I did extract the files but still there is not map that shows up when I turn the gps on. The current structure of the files and folders on the gps HARD DRIVE look like this:
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    Re: tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    Ok, you need to put all those map files into a folder named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P and then use one of the activation programs like in this forum to activate the map: I have added another pic of the folder name, and inside is all the map files.
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    Re: tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Khris View Post
    Ok, you need to put all those map files into a folder named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P and then use one of the activation programs like in this forum to activate the map: I have added another pic of the folder name, and inside is all the map files.
    Thank you so much Khris. I have a working GPS now. Cheers friend

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    Re: tomtom XXL 530/540s 2GB Map problems

    You're welcome!

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