Tanks for perfect guide on how to use mapsource
I just installed the original Mapsorce 6.16.2... after installation (regardless via MSMAIN.msi or via Setup.exe) there is definitely no unlockwizard.exe anywhere on my PC. So, why has catymag an unlockwizard.exe and I don't (Windows 7, German language)???
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Applications Data\GARMIN\Maps\UnlocCodes.ucx
in Vista and 7:
Unlock codes from previous versions of Mapsource are in registry. You can save registry branch and restore it on other PC. It is in HCU\Software\Garmin\MapSource\Codes
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New Mapsource reads from file and from registry too.
I don't think so. Each version of Mapsource use its own method for storing codes, new version reads from registry for compatibility reasons.
Initial situation: Registry and UnlockCodes.ucx are in sync
I deleted the codes from the registry, started Mapsource... everything unchanged... all maps unlocked... I closed Mapsource... still all codes in the UnlockCodes.ucx... no codes in the registry
Then I backed up my UnlockCodes.ucx (copy & paste) and deleted all codes from UnlockCodes.ucx
Mapsource: all maps locked.... I closed Mapsource...
Then I renamed my backup of UnlockCodes.ucx back to UnlockCodes.ucx
Mapsource: all maps unlocked... still no codes in the registry...
So, I think the conclusion is: only the UnlockCodes.ucx matters... no codes need to be in the registry
But: I had only the CN 2011.10 as an example... I don't know whether the registry codes might matter regarding Non-GMAP maps... ?!?
I still would prefer to have the good old unlockwizard.exe on my PC... But simply copying old files of unlockwizard.exe and double clicking unlockwizard.exe does not work ('There is a problem with the registry...')