How can I backup my personal settings and profiles on my Edge 510, 520, 810, 1000, 1000 Explore, Touring or Touring Plus?

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Certain circumstances may arise when you will want to save the settings, profiles and device totals. Scenarios where this might occur:

  • Performing a master reset on device - all settings and profiles will revert back to factory default settings, and device totals will be erased
  • Warranty or non-warranty replacement through Garmin - replaced with a newly overhauled device, thus original device will not be returned
  • Back up files for peace of mind

When the Edge is connected to the computer, it will create a drive in (My) Computer [PC] or on the desktop [Mac]. By selecting the drive, a number of folders within the Garmin folder will appear. These folders represent the following information:

  • Locations - contains file that stores saved location(s)
  • Records - contains file that stores personal records you have achieved
  • Settings – contains file which stores user profile, device settings and bike profiles
  • Sports – contains each activity profile as a separate file
  • Totals – contains file which stores device totals for time and distance
  • Weight - contains files obtained from a Tanita platform

To backup device information:

  1. Plug cycling GPS into computer via USB cable
  2. Open Garmin Drive from (My) Computer on PC  or desktop on Mac
  3. Select Garmin folder
  4. Select Locations folder
  5. Right-click on file
  6. Select Copy
  7. Paste file on desktop or other easily found location
  8. Follow steps 4 - 6 with for all other folders mentioned above

To reinstall the files:

  1. Plug Edge into computer via USB cable
  2. Go to files location on computer
  3. Press and hold Control (CTRL) key on keyboard
  4. Select each file (still holding CTRL key) until all files are selected
  5. Release CTRL key
  6. Open Garmin drive from Computer page or desktop (Mac)
  7. Open Garmin Folder
  8. Right-click on NewFiles folder
  9. Paste files into folder

The New Files folder will automatically put the files into the correct folders once the Edge is disconnected and powered on. The settings, profiles, and totals will now show on your fitness GPS.


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