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‘Erasing All Lifetime Counts’ Clears the “logs.txt
July 15, 2012
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phild31
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Hi Graham,

First, I agree with you!
But it seems that Magellan does not differentiate between "Counts" and "Counters"

What we need is a daily/weekly found counter that is separate from the from the found counts.
In fact I would like to shut off the found counts history and only have a daily counter of finds.
I mean I don't care how many total finds I have with THIS unit, I have a total found list on GC.com plus GSAK and VP if I wanted that.
I use four different devices plus three different apps on the iPhone to search for geocaches, depending on circumstances.

Remember that the people that set up the software for these units were not geocachers, they didn't understand what would be the best way for a lot of geocaching circumstances.

Phil

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July 15, 2012
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Hi Phil,

The field notes have nothing to do with ‘lifetime counters’ in my opinion. Reset the counter to zero, remove smilies if you like but don’t clear the ‘logs.txt’ file.

The lifetime counters are not correct as you know. A file can be edited to make them correct but they serves no real purpose. David’s suggestion to use them to track the day’s macro activities makes them useful. Just don’t do what I did and reset them before uploading your field notes or you lose the lot.

Graham.

July 15, 2012
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That's not a bug, the logs.txt file and smilie faces are part of the lifetime count.
If you don't want to clear the history of all finds don't clear them.
But if you do want to clear the history of all counts then part of that history is smilies and logs.txt file.

When I Reset History and then say ‘Yes’ to ‘Erase All Lifetime Counts’ from mine I want everything cleared from it.
If it didn't clear everything I would consider that a bug!

Phil

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July 15, 2012
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Be careful if you go into Geocache Summary, Reset History and then say ‘Yes’ to ‘Erase All Lifetime Counts’. It will clear the contents of the “logs.txt” file and removes any smilie faces etc on loaded geocaches.

I had been out caching all day and on the way home I Reset History in Geocache Summary, so that I could use it next time I when out. I was going to try David’s suggestion to use Geocahe Summary to keep tabs on the day’s activities. When I got home and tried to upload my field notes to GC.com there was no information available. All my logs etc has been cleared when I Reset History.

I don’t believe the Reset History routine should clear the “logs.txt”. It should ONLY reset the lifetime counters.

Graham.

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