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  1. (Ooer!)


    I've searched for about nine caches, and certainly found only two. One, an EarthCache, I knew before I'd even left the house, but we went anyway. The other was a replacement cap on a road name sign post.


    Of the fails...

    1. One was like a geography lesson/test, so although I was at the right place, I didn't have the energy to answer the questions! (shame on me, I know!)
    2. Two had too many muggles around and I didn't want to get arrested!
    3. One we couldn't begin to work out the first question of the multi-cache, and it was dark
    4. Four others we're absolutely sure we were in the right place but couldn't find anything.

    I can accept my lack of intellectual vigour, and my discretion in the face of many strangers, but it's the 'can't find anything' incidents that bother me.


    Example: The starting point was a ruined church in the city. The clues lead to various numbers which could then be used to complete a set of coordinates. The clues were pretty simple so I'm sure the numbers I had were correct, but upon find the new coordinates with the GPS I could find nowt there. At least, not without stomping in to a flower bed of a maintained, quasi-formal, gardens, and I doubt the CO would be that irresponsible to hide a cache in a place like that. Checking the written coordinates later, with Google Earth, I know I was looking in the right place.


    I know this question is impossible to answer, but, indulge me...what am I doing wrong?!





    I've read through this thread and have only one other suggestion and that is to go to a site that sells geocaching stuff and you can see what many of the cache containers look like-I couldn't believe it when I found my first bolt on a fence line-very devious.

  2. Hi!


    You can still use "Send to GPS" in Windows 10 to transfer individual geocaches into your GPSr. You have to use IE11 ( still found in Windows 10 ) and you have to define geocaching.com as a trusted website.


    1. Make sure you have the latest Garmin Communicator Plugin installed

    2. Open IE11 ( Start => All apps => Windows Acessories => Internet Explorer )

    3. Tools => Internet options => Security tab => Trusted sites ( green check mark ) => Sites

    4. Add https://www.geocaching.com as a trusted site

    5. Close => OK => restart the browser


    Now it should work.

    You are a genius.....Many Many thanks- All this talk about how things were in the "good old days" i don't think geocaching would be as big as it is today if wasn't as simple- I know I have been somewhat discouraged- Your information has been a huge help to making it simple again.


  3. I have the same problem. Upgraded to Windows 10. Same problem with IE11. And of course MS Edge, Firefox and Chrome are not compatible with app. I am a premium member but not super computer savy so not sure how to transfer GC sites to my Garmin etrex 30. Can anyone help me? Thanks


    I have it working with Opera so problem solved for now. :-)




    reading through this thread helped me figure out how to transfer individual geocaches, without having to do a PQ everytime a new one came on line.

    Its certainly not as slick as it once was, but it works. Forget the whole "send to GPS scenario.

  4. Well the default thing for IE did not work. I went back to try Firefox again, and after literally three times of bypassing Garmin's page of "Firefox no longer supports this plugin" I was able to brute force install it basically.


    Use the "GPX" button >> save to computer >> Copy *.GPX to x:\Garmin\GPX\ and you have basically done what the "communicator" does.

    No need for plugins.


    Okay so this method has worked for me after weeks of fiddling around-Is geocaching.com going to drop the send to GPS option as this is obviously not going to work anymore? Thanks to this forum for helping me get around again without having to PQ's every time I want to add one GC site.

  5. NPAPI plugins should still work in Firefox. That's what my wife still uses for her gaming site that uses an NPAPI based Java plugin.


    As a basic member, you could download the GPX or LOC file (not sure which, my wife and I are each Premium Members) for each cache to your computer and then manually copy them to the GPX folder on your device.


    Opera dropped support for NPAPI in version 20.

    I just set up firefox and the comunicator is not working with that either. Does Geocaching. com not know of the issues people are having-or have they stopped caring.

  6. After upgrading to Windows 10 I have the problem that the GPX file is not transferring to my GPS.


    Here's my procedure so far

    • I am using IE11 and have the plugin installed.
    • I click "Send to my GPS", the sending window opens
    • I select my GPS (Garmin by the way).
    • Under devices I select the GPS (or the SD card)
    • Click write.

    I then get the words appearing F:/Garmin/GPX/xxxxxxx.GPX (where xxxxxx is the GPX file name). I check the GPS and the GPX file has not transferred. I also searched for the file with the GPS in Geocache mode. No luck.


    I have tried two different PC's (both with W10) and two different GPS (Montana and Oregon).


    Also not a premium member so I cant download GPX files


    Thanks in advance


    I am having the same problems and I AM a premium member- After they said we could no longer add from Chrome because of NPPPP problem- I could still add with IE- since the change to windows 10-I can no longer add single GC sites-I can do PQ transfers-however sometimes you just want to add one new site and don't want to do the PQ. I hope this gets solved soon as it has taken all the fun out of the game for me. I have used my cell phone but find I am often in areas where I get no reception so I just like to load my GPS for a certain area with a few GC sites as I know I will be driving through.

    Please any ideas out there.


    It's nothing to do with Garmin, they've moved away from plug ins. Load PQs into Basecamp, use Basecamp to send them to your GPS. Simples.


    sometimes I just want to enter a single new GC-I don't necessarily want to do a PG for every new GC as it is posted.?


    Or connect your GPS to your PC and use Garmin's Basecamp program. It will show you which caches are found and which not on your GPS and allow you to delete any you wish to.


    I always load my PQs into Basecamp and then add the ones I want to my GPS.

    I am suddenly having a very difficult time loading geocaches onto my garmin 62s. I do not know if it because of windows 10-but I can not load single goecaches on anymore...anyone if things have changed dramatically or is anyone else having a problem. I have reset my garmin back to factory sttings, deleted absolutly everything off so it should be easy to see when new ones are on and nothing goes on. Just call me frustrated

  7. Can anyone tell me how I can transfer some found caches into my Garmin 62sc? I've tried through GSAK and manually from the cache page and it won't load. I want to introduce a newby to geocaching and the easiest way would be with ones I've already found. Thanks.

    I believe the other option on my 62s is to look for the found ones as waypoints, not geocaches.

  8. Can anyone help me? I have a Garmin 62s and would like to delete all the logs from the unit. There are a lot of caches loaded for events that I know I won't get back to find and would like to have everything cleared out. Thanks!

    I would also like to weigh in here-as it took me forever to figure the Basecamp trick out. The garmin 60 would allow you to delete directly on the GPS unit. with 62, you MUST connect to a computer. My next question is that when I arrive at a geocaching area, I mark my waypoint so I can find my way back.....after completing my caches, I find the waypoint and the map will point me there but I can not get the compass to take me there. It will only take me to the nearest cache that I have not logged as found. Is there any way around that I can use the compass to get me to a waypoint that isn't a geocache. PS the manual is useless for geocaching.

  9. This is probably a silly question......On the geocaching map some of the green chests have circles around them and some have squares. Is there any significance to this. Also when I load caches into my Garmin 62s Sometimes they show as gold trunks and some times as green caches. I must be all about consistency and how to achieve it, because these 2 things are bugging me trying to understand them. Any help? I would appreciate.

  10. This is probably a silly question......On the geocaching map some of the green chests have circles around them and some have squares. Is there any significance to this. Also when I load caches into my Garmin 62s Sometimes they show as gold trunks and some times as green caches. I must be all about consistency and how to achieve it, because these 2 things are bugging me trying to understand them. Any help? I would appreciate.

  11. Did any one else have their pictures(avatars) disappear? I know I did not do anything for this to happen and I have been unable to replace that picture- It is not earth shattering, but I was just wondering.

  12. It'll be in your settings menu. Things are in slightly different places on different models. On my Oregon, I go to Settings > System > Interface and choose Spanner

    Done thanks

  13. Now if I could only understand what you mean by "setting my interface?" Thanks

    I got it thanks so much for your help- i may be back for more as I am finding more things everyday that I don't quite get and the manual leaves much to be desired. Again thanks for your help

  14. Correct. You can either have it connected in Mass Storage mode, or you can connect it with the computer as a power supply, in which case it'll function normally, but power from your computer's USB port rather than the batteries. But you can't have it both ways at once. To choose between these two modes, set your interface to Spanner and you should be prompted to choose Mass Storage or not when connecting to the USB.


    I should note that when connecting it to the computer and not selecting Mass Storage mode, the GPS functions normally, but It should also be able to transmit location data to the computer in real time if you have software that supports it.

  15. Most times when I hook up my 62s to the computer, I cannot get it to react at all. The GPS indicates that it is turned on and I can download geocaches to the GPS from the computer but I cannot get it to react to any directions from the hand held device while it is hooked to the computer. When I remove it- It works great. Any advice THANKS

  16. I had a Garmin 60 Map cst- and have now upgraded. On the old one, if i made an error and clicked on found(enter) instead of quit when i was giving up on a cache, i could easily correct this by going to the cache site and changing the open/closed treasure box. I can not figure out how to make the same correction with my new 62s. I am both pleased and stymied with the changes in the unit and am finding it is taking me quite a while to make the adjustments.

  17. It has been awhile since we have cached, but I have never had this happen. When I click on the map, it no longer shows any caches. what have I done to turn this off? I have signed out and come back in, whatever I did, it stuck.

    I ACTUAL HAD PROBLEMS WHEN RUNNING GOOGLE CHROME- no problems when using internet explorer.

  18. If you want an idea of what a modern numbers run trail like the ET Highway trail or Route 66 trail is like, then see this video:

    Do they know there is no prize at the end- Isn't this supposed to be an accomplishment in finding the caches?

  19. I have moved a few coins found in caches, but love to start some of my own-Are all of these trackable? How do I get some from you, Being in Ontario the ones from canada and the pretty ones would interest me


  20. Thanks for the input- i didn't realize people would buy coins to collect. I have just checked again and none of the 3 coins that I placed have been put somewhere new, although they have all been removed from the caches where I placed them.

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