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11th September 2012, 11:11 PM #1GPS Contributor
whats with the new extension ?
they appear everywhere lately
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and not only as POI , but also as other files , like color-schemes and cursorsbasflt Reviewed by basflt on . .tlv whats with the new extension ? they appear everywhere lately and not only as POI , but also as other files , like color-schemes and cursors Rating: 5
11th September 2012, 11:44 PM #2Administrator
In the UK zip file there's one which, when opened shows:-
text/plaindNavigating to a postcode„ƒen_GB
text/plaindíThis file enables you to navigate to a location in the UK, The Netherlands and Singapore via the entry of a full digit postcode on your device. In the UK and the Netherlands, postcodes are detailed enough to identify a house on their own. In other countries you can enter a postcode to identify a town or area. You will then have to enter a street and house number.+e€*°tomtom, dTomTomdGreat_Britain.postaldGreat_BritainPostal.ver
11th September 2012, 11:49 PM #3GPS Contributor
but i see them everywhere
i read on another site it are files from Home
but then again , its still new
11th September 2012, 11:53 PM #4Administrator
Please do not just post "thanks" but use the "thanks" button bottom/right or the reputation star "*" bottom/leftS i m p l e s
12th September 2012, 02:53 PM #5Administrator
Not a full answer but from PGPSW:-
"As far as the TomTom units are concerned, it contains information that the HOME application uses.
If a .tlv file is removed it doesn't stop that function from working"
and also from there:-
"From personal experience in the UK, the .tlv files are only used by Home as a sort of "index file". They let Home know where they were downloaded to andfrom and also contain the secription that Home shows you if you click on "More info..."
But I've seen reports from our transatlantic cousins, where they say that sometimes the .tlv file IS needed for US/Canada maps to work if you have copied them to your PC and then back again"
12th September 2012, 08:05 PM #6GPS Contributor
and now you are wondering why i dont trust Home .....
17th September 2012, 12:25 AM #7TomTom Expert
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The tlv files have been around eons.
Speedcam info goes in \poi
fuel prices in \fuel_prices
gps position in \ephem (short for empheris if you didn't know)
hotels and other stuff in \poi
voices in \voices etc
They can be removed with no problems, but it is one way TomTom keeps abreast of the versions on your units.
If you need to submit system info to them when they need to fix one of their problems, be wary of doing so if you have "extras" not paid for. (I have a legit 4GB SD Card for this)
17th September 2012, 12:37 AM #8GPS Contributor
thanks , i found the answer
what bothers me most is that you cannot see whats in them , like with .VER
but then again , i dont need Home , so i dont have to be afraid i am watched