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    "Avoid Roads" question

    Hi all.
    Recently i saw D3 in a PDA of a friend. I am in Athens, Greece.
    If you clicked "Avoid roads" it had many items there, not only "toll roads" that has NM's D3 1.1.2 in my PC.
    So, i want to ask NM about these items.
    The D3 "knows" these items from the map folder? Or you, NM, put them manually?
    If i find a way to copy this map from my friend's PDA, into my folder C:\DestinatorApps\Destinator, will these items be apear in my "avoid roads" menu?
    Or is this more complex and only you NM could do this?
    In other words, the responsible for these "avoid roads" points is the frontend or the maps?
    Of course, i cant forget to tell a big "THANKS" to NM for his great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babisbabis
    In other words, the responsible for these "avoid roads" points is the frontend or the maps?!
    You are responsible, just add what you like!

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    Well, i found it.
    The "place" that has to do with the "avoid roads" points, is the "ForLinks" folder (C:\DestinatorApps\Destinator\Common\ForLinks).

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    It's not in the front end or the maps, it's destinator itself, and as Laidback says you have to add them yourself
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    Thanks for the answers guys.
    If you have a PDA (with Destinator of course) with the "avoid roads" list almost complete (or better, more complete than the ones you have in your PC), its better to copy - paste the folder "Forlinks" from the PDA (assuming of course that you have the same map in your PC) than entering data manualy. It would take you days!
    That's what i meant in my previous post.
    Sorry if i wasn't so accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by babisbabis
    Thanks for the answers guys.
    If you have a PDA (with Destinator of course) with the "avoid roads" list almost complete (or better, more complete than the ones you have in your PC), its better to copy - paste the folder "Forlinks" from the PDA (assuming of course that you have the same map in your PC) than entering data manualy. It would take you days!
    That's what i meant in my previous post.
    Sorry if i wasn't so accurate
    What do you mean by 'complete'? It has toll roads in etc?

    The useful thing I found, for regular journeys is cutting out the inner city roads which don't show up on traffic website as bumper-to-bumper but you always know are around rush hour. Does it have stuff like that?
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    What he is saying is in the PDA version it installs a Default list of "Avoid Roads" which has a list of tolls conjested roads etc.

    He wanted to see if he could transfer the list to the PC which he had done
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    NiN^_^NiN is right!
    If you have a PDA with default list of "avoid roads" that is interesting, then you can copy the folder "Forlinks" from the PDA to your PC (you copy the map too, if its newer than the one you have in your PC, of course).

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    I like the way in autoroute you can just select an area, and click Avoid Area. This is better than adding road names, because if it is a particularly long road, you may want to use part of it, but avoid the busier parts.... if you know what I mean.

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