GSAK – The Cache Status Filter

There are a few different ways of managing caches in GSAK. Some people create different database’s for certain caches. While other’s prefer using filters to help sort and manage them. This tutorial will cover the one I use the most, and is also the easiest to use.

This filter is one I call the Cache Status Filter. If you look in the following image, you’ll see the counts option that I have circled. This allows you to filter all the caches in the current database by the status of the cache.

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Each of the four colours (or colors for our American friends 🙂 ) relate to one of the four status’s of a cache; which is also shown in the left hand column in the red box I’ve added.

YELLOW – Caches you’ve found
WHITE – Caches you haven’t found
RED – Caches that are Disabled/Archived
GREEN – Caches you own

So now, simply by double clicking on whichever status of cache you want, GSAK will show you only the caches in the database that match. For example, double clicking the red box will show you all the disabled/archived caches, which you can then delete if  you don’t want those on your GPS.

I use this type filter quite often since I usually keep a pretty large list of caches in GSAK. I remove ones as I find them, by double clicking the yellow box. (Caches turn yellow when logged as finds using GSAK). I also remove disabled/archived ones after refreshing the cache data (Geocaching.com Access -> Refresh Cache Data) since there is no point keeping these in the database. If they’re enabled again, they will download again in another Pocket Query.

To remove any active filter, pressing the Escape key brings you back to the full list.