How to install Naviextras Toolbox?

Before downloading the installer from the Downloads page, please make sure that your PC meets minimum technical requirements (operating system, enough free space on your local hard disk).
Installation of Naviextras Toolbox is quick and easy. After downloading the installer file, simply double-click the file to start the installation.

During the installation process follow the instructions on the screen and click Next:

Naviextras Toolbox installation

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If you checked the "I would like to start Toolbox now." option, Toolbox will start automatically after installation.

Toolbox has an AutoUpdate feature, which prompts you to upgrade it at every startup if there is a newer version available. If you choose to upgrade, you will go through the same installation procedure again as described above.

How to start using Naviextras Toolbox (connecting navigation device and logging in)?

This Guide explains the very first steps of using Toolbox: how to connect your navigation device to your PC and how to log in with your username and password.
After Toolbox has been started, you will see the main page with detailed instructions on how to start:

Naviextras Toolbox main screen

So the initial steps are:
1. Connect your navigation device (or PDA navigation software) to your PC.
2. Make sure your PC is connected to the internet.
3. Click the Login button to Log in with your username and password
Let's see them one by one:

1. Connect your navigation device (or PDA navigation software) to your PC.
If you have a PND (portable navigation device), normally you should have received a USB cable in the box. Use this to connect your device to your PC.

When your device is successfully connected and Toolbox finds it in the list of supported devices, the device (or software) name will appear on the top of Toolbox window.

Naviextras Toolbox identified device type

2. Make sure your PC is connected to the internet.
Internet connection is required for Toolbox to verify if any update is available for download, and of course later to download it.

3. Click the Login button to Log in with your username and password
Toolbox and naviextras.com site works in an integrated way. When you buy an update or any extra map on the naviextras.com web site, and then you log in in Toolbox, it will immediately know that you have the right to download and license it. Also, if you are entitled to have a free update, this will be shown in Toolbox after you log in.
In order to log in, please click on the Login button at the bottom of Toolbox main screen.

Naviextras Toolbox login

When you have successfully logged in, your username will be shown on the top of all Toolbox screens.

How to identify and register your device (or software) with Toolbox?

This Guide is really short, because you have nothing to do, Toolbox will automatically identify the device (or software) type and register it to your naviextras.com user profile.
If you have followed the instructions of the "How to start using Naviextras Toolbox (connecting navigation device and logging in)?" Guide, and successfully connected your device and then logged in, then your device is already identified and registered into your naviextras.com user profile.
If you previously added your device (or PDA navigation software) type on naviextras.com site to your user profile, it is now overwritten by the automatic registration of Toolbox.

Naviextras Toolbox login

How to browse and select updates in Toolbox?

After successfully connecting your device and logging in, you can start browsing updates and extra maps in Toolbox. Click on the Get Maps & More button in the menu bar on the left hand side.

Naviextras Toolbox Get Maps & More

Available updates and extras can be filtered by geographic region or content type (map, 3D landmark, 3D package, etc.). If a content is available for you after payment, the price and a Buy now button is shown for this item. If an update is available for you free of charge, then another button called Add is shown. You can find out more details about the updates by clicking on the blue (i) icon.

Naviextras Toolbox Get Maps & More

After you have purchased an update or extra or clicked on the Add button (in case of free updates), it gets added to the installation queue, and the number of updates awaiting installation is shown on the My Updates button.

Naviextras Toolbox Get Maps & More

Click on My updates button to continue with the download and installation of updates.

How to buy updates and extras in Toolbox (instead of buying them on the naviextras.com web site)?

Instead of buying updates and extras on the naviextras.com site, you can decide to buy them conveniently in Toolbox. This Guide explains the simple Toolbox purchase and checkout procedure.
Buying updates and extras is very similar to buying on the naviextras.com site, so this Guide will mainly explain the few differences.
You can start buying by clicking on the Buy now button of a selected item.

Naviextras Toolbox buy an update

It will open a new Toolbox window with a web-site like page with the detailed description of that item. You can add it to the cart by clicking on the Add to cart icon, just the same way as on the portal.

Naviextras Toolbox buy an update

If Toolbox recognizes that your connected device (or SD card) does not have enough free storage space available for the selected update(s), it will give a warning message about this.

Naviextras Toolbox buy an update

You can still decide to continue to add it to your cart. In this case you will need to temporarily remove some content (e.g. some unused maps) to be able to install this update or extra map.
After adding the item to the cart, you will see your cart with a button to start the checkout process.

Naviextras Toolbox buy an update

If you would like to buy additional updates too, simply close this window and push the Buy now button for another item, then the Add to cart button to add the next item to your cart.
When all items are in the cart, click on the Checkout button and go through the same checkout process as on the naviextras.com site.

Naviextras Toolbox buy an update

How to download and install updates to the navigation device (or software)?

If you purchased pay update(s) and/or added free updates to the installation queue, please click on My updates button in the menu bar on the left hand side. This is the last step to update your navigation device or software.
The My updates screen shows you the list of:

You can continue to download and install them by manually clicking on Download button one by one, or start the Installation Wizard.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

If any of the purchased items would not appear in this list, click on the Refresh The List button in the top left part of the screen, or alternatively restart the application.

Using the installation wizard

After clicking on the Installation Wizard button in the top right of the Toolbox window, you will be prompted to make a backup. We strongly recommend to proceed with a backup before downloading and installing updates. You may decide to skip backup at your own risk.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates backup

Depending on your PC's USB port and device capabilities (support for USB 1.1 or USB 2.0) the time needed o make a backup may vary. Please wait until the backup process is completed.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates backup

After the backup is made, go back to My Updates screen and start the Installation Wizard again, and this time ignore the Backup warning. The wizard will continue and will ask you to confirm if you would like to install all listed updates. You can remove any item by unchecking it. Press the Install button on the bottom left side of the screen to continue.
The Install button will only be enabled when there is enough free space your device (or SD card) to install all selected items.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

A warning will appear to inform you that the battery should be at full capacity if possible to prevent the device switching off during the installation process, which can cause file corruption and malfunctioning of the device.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

Another warning appears to remind you that the updates can be installed only on one device, and after installation you cannot copy or move them to another device. If you changed your mind and rather want to install them to another device, this is the last point where you can abort the installation.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

After you accept it, Toolbox will start downloading the necessary files one by one via the internet to your PC and copy them to your navigation device (or SD card of your navigation software).

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

When the installation of all items is finished, a confirmation message appears on the screen.

Manual download and installation

The manual procedure is very similar to the above described automatic process, except that you manually start downloading items one by one on the My updates screen.

Naviextras Toolbox My updates

When an item is downloaded to your PC, you click on the Install button to request a license key and copy it to your navigation device (or SD card of your navigation software).