Transferring Files From Phone to Desktop & Vice Versa
- ALL BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATOR SPECIFIC FILES ARE LOCATED IN A FOLDER NAMED: "bcnav"
- Depending on the device, this will be in something called internal storage or an SD Card.
- Where devices have both internal and external storage, the default storage will usually be the internal storage (there are exceptions).The manufacturer choose which storage is default, we don't. They can change that in Settings->Storage root IF the manufacturers allow third party apps to write to the external card (some idiotic ones don't).
- GPX or kml files will have the name they specified and reside in bcnav/out.
- Map packages reside in bcnav/archive. (Copy the whole folder to backup the maps)
- Waypoints and tracks reside in .bcn files in bcnav/data (trip files). Copy this folder if you want these backed up.
This topic would cover the most common method of transferring your BCNav files from your phone to your desktop system that 99% of Android Phones would be capable of (we will not be discussing NFC Features and the like)
A. USB-Cable Method
1. Connect your device to your USB connector (be sure that this is already connected to your PC/Laptop
> Depending on your Android OS Version you should see this in your device:
if you have options A & B Select Turn on USB Storage or select Mass Storage; Otherwise, MTP should be fine (specially on newer generation devices)
ON YOUR PC, YOU SHOULD SEE THIS:
Select > "OPEN DEVICE TO VIEW FILES"
Then, YOU SHOULD OPEN UP TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
**Since my TEST UNIT is a Samsung Galaxy S III - the device would show as, GT-19300 (it would show your device's model)
**Depending on where you saved your files or your storage path (Choosing Storage: http://support.crittermap.com/entries/23049093-Choosing-Storage), Open the specific folder where your files are. (SEE IMAGE BELOW WHERE IT SAYS "CURRENT")
Since I have them in my INTERNAL MEMORY, I opened the "PHONE" Folder, then NAVIGATE TO the folder named : "bcnav" - see below
ALL YOUR DATA SHOULD BE THERE READY FOR COPYING.
ON YOUR DEVICE, The Folder (TEST UNIT IS SAMSUNG GALAXY S III)
Required Download (Optional if you prefer other File Explorer, this one is completely FREE) ES FILE EXPLORER - We are not affiliated with this Developer
Look for where you stored your data (see Choosing Storage) and navigate to that directory; You should see something like this;
*** I will be adding more resources next week ***
B. Dropbox (or any cloud service method) - File Explorer needed
C. AirDroid Method
D. Via Email
F. Via BackCountry Navigator's Internal Sharing Feature