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I use google earth to check my routes in basecamp and for some reason it quit working. Anyone else have this problem and have been able to correct it? With google earth I can be sure my route stays off the gravel and dirt roads.
 

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Yeah, apparently Basecamp doesn't support Earth anymore, based on comments that I had when Googling the problem! I think that there was a statement from Garmin about it, but I don't recall the details right now. A while back (at least a couple of years ago), my Basecamp stopped linking to Earth, but after some research, I had gotten the issue fixed with an easy adjustment in my Windows registry. I need to find the detail of that fix again, and see if this is the same thing. I will post it here if I am successful, but otherwise assume that they don't work together anymore.
 
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I do the same thing, especially on oversea rides.
 

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You just need to find "BaseCamp_462" down load as that was the last version that supported Google Earth. I still run it today and just ignore the update messages.
 
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I was running an old version but somehow I updated it and lost out. I have an older version on now but it tells me that google earth is not loaded
 

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Some versions will not load GE so you have to manually pull it up first and then start BC and the do the view function.
 

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I was running an old version but somehow I updated it and lost out. I have an older version on now but it tells me that google earth is not loaded
That is easily fixed! If you are running Windows, try this:



Open the command window (DOS window) as administrator, and type the following 2 lines, with an Enter after each line:


CD C:\
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
 
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PADG it won't work for me unless I'm not doing it right.
C:\>Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
'Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
 

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PADG it won't work for me unless I'm not doing it right.
C:\>Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
'Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
This is why I was happy when I heard about BaseCamp2GoogleEarth. I could not get GE to link, no matter what was suggested.
 

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That is easily fixed! If you are running Windows, try this:



Open the command window (DOS window) as administrator, and type the following 2 lines, with an Enter after each line:


CD C:\
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
PADG it won't work for me unless I'm not doing it right.
C:\>Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
'Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
It is of utmost important that you open the command window as administrator, and make sure that you run both lines of the commands. The first one will place you at the root directory of your boot drive. The error message that you had gotten tells me that you had failed to do so!


Let me lead you through the steps.


1. To open up the command window as administrator.
a. Scroll down your list of programs to near the very end and click on - Windows System.
b. Scroll down and right-click on - Command Prompt
c. Select More, and then click on - Run As Administrator.


2. Inside the command window.
a. Type - CD C:\<ENTER> (NOTE: <ENTER> means press the ENTER key)
b. Type - "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer<ENTER>
c. That last command should be accepted without any messages.


You may have to reboot your computer for this to work. If it still doesn't work, it might be because you are running Earth rather than Earth Pro, in which case you will need to make modification to the second command ( line b.) to reflect the correct location of the program googleearth.exe.


Hope that work for you this time! :)


BTW, this "fix" will not work with the latest Basecamp! I had tried. It only works with the older revision.
 

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PADG it won't work for me unless I'm not doing it right.
C:\>Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
'Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Follow PadG's instructions to the letter. I tried it and it works for me.

In your reply, the full path and the starting double quote are missing. The " is required.

the command line should read:

b. Type - "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer<ENTER>
There were lots of issues reported with Windows version 4.7.0 of Basecamp on the Garmin Basecamp forum. Even the Garmin moderator recommended to stay with or revert to version 4.6.2.
If interested, it's available for download there: Index of /perry/mapsource

The Mac version just got updated to 4.8.4 so there is hope for fixes to the Windows version.
 

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I'm still trying but it looks like my path has (x86) in it. That's where my google earth is.

C:\>"C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\>C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\clientgoogleearth.exe" /RegServer
'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>
 

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Yeaaaa I got it to work. My problem was I left out the quotation marks. Thank you both for the help
Bob in Waco Tx
 

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Very good! It seems that you are running the 32 bits version of Google Earth, and that is why the location has that (x86). Just an FYI.
 

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Any advantage to the 64 bit and if so how do I change it?
Bob
64 bits programs are supposed to be faster, because the programming are executed in larger chunks. I was going to tell you to go and DL the 64 bits version, but on checking, I found that Google only offer the 64 bits version now, with no identifications. So, you may be running the 64 bits version already if you have made recent updates. You can check, if you want to, by going into Earth, and select Help from the menu, then select About, and the details should tell you what you are running.
 
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