Windows Maps

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RanCorX2, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    #1 RanCorX2, Jan 31, 2017
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    is anyone aware you can backup and restore your downloaded maps? i thought that was cool,
    seeing as there's still no way to backup apps / games from the store...atleast something can be backed up thats from the store.

    all you need to do is make a copy of;

    ProgramData\MapData
    AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    tested on vmware and copied my maps across (25gb the whole world)
    copied over the settings folder

    disconnected from the internet and tried the maps app and boom, worked like a charm

    will work as long as;

    1. copy to original programdata location
    2. or change where maps are located (different drive) and copy them there
     
  2. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info...

    In my case, Tomtom and Garmin handle the maps :D
     
  3. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info...

    In my case, Google and my Android handle the maps :D
     
  4. Jari

    Jari MDL Member

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    Why back up free offline maps ? - you can always download them again, to have updated offline maps (any maps world wide). Btw, I would not trust Google applied for offline maps :p
     
  5. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    guessed you missed the part where i said a complete download of the world map is 25gb, i'm on 70mbps but it still took a while to download.