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#12361727 - 07/27/17 07:55 PM Help transferring waypoints
Skeeterfella89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 17
I am trying to transfer waypoints from my old depth finder which used an sd card to my new one which uses a micro sd card. Talked to Lowrance, they were clueless, told me to talk to a computer expert. Did that and they said the format was different and it could not be done via a computer.I'm sure someone has done this. Please advise

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#12361740 - 07/27/17 08:17 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
Crankalot Offline
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 417
Loc: San Antonio, Texas

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#12361758 - 07/27/17 08:36 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2673
Loc: Arlington
The first thing that I'd try would by the sd card adaptor that the micro sd card slides into. Load files onto it and pull the micro out and put in the other unit. Is it going from Lowrance to lowrance or do you need to convert it to humminbird?

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#12361797 - 07/27/17 08:56 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Bobby Milam]
Skeeterfella89 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 17
I tried that but the format is not the same and it can't be transferred.According to the computer geeks the depth finder formats the information differently than a computer thus, it can't be transferred via a computer

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#12361831 - 07/27/17 09:12 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
leethefishking Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 762
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Micro sd card adapter. Simple as pie. Do it all the time.

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#12361836 - 07/27/17 09:14 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
mrh Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1
Buy a Micro SD to SD Adapter. This will allow you to use the micro SD card in the old unit. You should be able to copy the waypoints to the Micro SD card direct from you old unit.

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#12361851 - 07/27/17 09:18 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
collincountytx Offline
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Which Lowrance model to which Lowrance model?

Should be easy. First put a blank micro SD into a Micro SD adapter and put it in the old unit. Follow the steps in the video. Remove the Micro SD adapter and remove the micro SD card. Place the micro SD card in the new unit and follow the steps in the video

This video shows Lowrance LCX/LMS models to Lowrance HDS transfer

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#12361882 - 07/27/17 09:34 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
Matt1212 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
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Tons of vids on YouTube

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#12361900 - 07/27/17 09:42 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: collincountytx]
Skeeterfella89 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 17
My old unit was a Hummingbird 1189c which now lives in Kansas. My new one is a Lowrance HDS9 Gen 3. I have my sd card from my old unit and just want to transfer the waypoints to a micro sd to fit my new one

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#12361958 - 07/27/17 10:17 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
collincountytx Offline
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1. Download GPSbabel to your PC and install it on the PC
2. Save the waypoints from the Humminbird 1189c to the SD card (label the file "Bird waypoints")
3. Put the SD card into your computer
4. Open the GPSbabel program
5. Select "Humminbird waypoints" as the input file on GPSbabel; browse to your input file on the SD card "Bird waypoints" and select it
6. Select "Lowrance USR" as your output file as your output file and select a name "Lowrance waypoints"
7. Select apply
8. Copy the .usr waypoint file to an micro SD card using the microSD adapter and then put the microSD into the new Lowrance unit
9. upload the file to the Lowrance unit
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#12362030 - 07/27/17 11:08 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: collincountytx]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 841
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Good info CollinCounty. Just saved this to my favorites. I've done it before, but would have to figure it all out again next time. smile

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#12362194 - 07/28/17 07:24 AM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: collincountytx]
Skeeterfella89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 17
Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try

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#12362520 - 07/28/17 10:57 AM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: collincountytx]
Skeeterfella89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 17
I followed your steps but at step 5 it said disc must be reformatted to file E.
Everything we have read says that will delete all info on sd card.

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#12362672 - 07/28/17 12:28 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
GPSbabel works, but isn't the most user friendly.

You might have better success with EasyGPS (does the same thing as GPSBabel, but many find it more intuitive)

see post #5 on the linked thread

EasyGPS
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#12362744 - 07/28/17 01:23 PM Re: Help transferring waypoints [Re: Skeeterfella89]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1849
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Skeeterfella89
I followed your steps but at step 5 it said disc must be reformatted to file E.
Everything we have read says that will delete all info on sd card.


Reformatting will delete what's stored, but if it wasn't formatted FAT or NTFS, I don't see how the data was there to begin with.

1.). How sure are you that you got the data backed up from the Humminbird unit to the card?

2.). Make sure that the card is not "locked"

Depending on where you are, there might be someone out there that will transfer the data for you...
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