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"Save" not working properly for MP files

This is a discussion on "Save" not working properly for MP files within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I've encountered a recent problem with MapPoint 10. It has effected any file I work with and save in the ...

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    wjskin is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Question "Save" not working properly for MP files

    I've encountered a recent problem with MapPoint 10. It has effected any file I work with and save in the program. Upon saving and reopening any given file, it will not open to the location in which I saved. It has determined itself to open in another location (the same location each time) instead of the location to which I saved the file. E.G.; I could be setting up a territory in Phoenix, AZ, save the file and upon reopening file, it will open in Barrington, IL (same location with each file).

    It's a minor annoyance and the data I've entered is still in tact, however, I must redirect the map to the "saved" location each and every time I open the file.

    I've checked the forums and it appears no one else is having this problem, so I'm asking...

    1. Is this a problem other users have noted?
    2. Is there a fix to the problem I'm encountering?

    Thanks.

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    Marvin Hlavac is offline Senior Member Blue Belt
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    Re: "Save" not working properly for MP files

    Hi wjskin,

    I've observed the problem in earlier versions of Microsoft Streets & Trips (which is the consumer version of Microsoft MapPoint). To the best of my recollection, if a map file is saved without any changes made to the file (other than zoomed to a different location), the location shown the next time you reopen the file will not be the desired new one, but the old one. But I think for some odd reason this behavior doesn't seem to be consistent, at least based on my very limited testing in the past. Or may be my file I tested this with was corrupted, I'm not sure. You could try to create a new file by opening a new map, and copying pushpins and/or other objects from the existing map. It may help.

    Also, you may try to create at least one pushpin (or do at least one other change to the map, other that zooming to a different area, and then save the file.

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    wjskin is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Re: "Save" not working properly for MP files

    Hi Marvin,

    Thank you for your reply! I believe you're right. It appears I'm dealing with a corrupted file & I've noted the problem. There are a couple of icons located in the location in which the program consistently returns to at start up. They are not icons I recall adding (descriptions are "I found it on eBay"). I tried to delete the data set, however, it doesn't appear to want to allow me the privilege. So, I exported my icons to Excel...opened up a clean, new file & imported them (odd thing is that the "eBay" files were not imported) & the new file is functioning properly.

    Problem is...I have a another file (corrupted) with a lot of data on it. I have painstakingly created a number of different icons throughout the map. If I try to export and import these into a new file, all the icons are remapped...however, they are ALL the SAME icon. I'm not sure if you (or anyone out there) might know how I can get rid of this "corrupted" (or corruptive) data set (eBay). It only consists of two icons, but I cannot cut them (greyed out), nor does it seem I can find the data set within the program.

    Thanks...and help!

    Bill

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    Re: "Save" not working properly for MP files

    Can you copy/paste the layers onto a new map?

    There was a tool for reading binary est/ptm file, see this newsletter --
    Utilizing MapPoint for Emergency Services, MapLinx Pro, Greg Slayden, Action Engine

    I don't have any experience with it and it's rather old now, but you might give it a shot.

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    wjskin is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Re: "Save" not working properly for MP files

    Thanks, Eric. This appears to go beyond my field of expertise (working with binaries/code), so I'll probably pass on this. Sure wish there were an easy "hack" to eliminate pushpins/data that you don't want/need and are apparently "locked" into the file. I'll copy a corrupted file & toy with it...who knows...I might even learn something

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