Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

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maxximuz
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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby maxximuz » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:43 pm

thanks silverbeauty,

but seems like both the link are exactly the same. Anyway, this is the version that I downloaded and copy to /Garmin folder in the micro-SD card.

one thing I noticed is, there are logs of other file in the /malfreemaps folder after generated the MFM Garmin maps, shd I copy all to the micro-SD car /Garmin folder? becoz I only copy 1 file which is the gmapsupp.img ?

thank you very much

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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby ajay » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:38 pm

sorry newb question :
for nuvi 2xx, can we create POI folder on the SD card & put the cPOIs file there instead?
from Garmin Que for Pocket PC to Garmin Mobile XT for Windows Mobile to Nuvi 205W to Papago M9 for Android & now Garmin Nuvi 2576.

biting
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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby biting » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:55 am

I have a garmin 1350. After experimenting a few times, this was what worked for me:

For garmin 1350, you have to create a "Map" folder in the root directory. You also have to rename the file from gmapsupp.img to other names such as mfm.img

If I kept it as gmapsupp.img, the file will not be recognised by the GPS.

Hope this is useful for those struggling with garmin 1350

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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby jeuda » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:36 am

biting wrote:I have a garmin 1350. After experimenting a few times, this was what worked for me:

For garmin 1350, you have to create a "Map" folder in the root directory. You also have to rename the file from gmapsupp.img to other names such as mfm.img

If I kept it as gmapsupp.img, the file will not be recognised by the GPS.

Hope this is useful for those struggling with garmin 1350


Thanks, it (keeping it as gmapsupp.img) worked for me. Can I presumed the maps in .system is not working in that case? I do not see list them in the map info.
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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby vash_h » Fri May 03, 2013 12:48 pm

U should install mfm map from garmin.com.sg/mapupdates and not from this forum download section.

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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby Mliven » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:18 am

i think i've just deleted the 'gmapbmap.img' (file size was around 100++ MB) file from 205w model.

any impact to user in malaysia?

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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby WillliamP » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:56 am

Hi All Sifu,

First of all, thanks for the great advise in this website,
This forum really enhance my knowledge on GPS mapping system

I got some open question, hope sifu able answer on behalf or refer to related link:-
1) Please do not reference illegally-obtained maps/software. Read Forum Rule #6 above.
Somehow, files is in gmapsupp WinZip File (.img).
Pls advice, how to view at Mapsource. Can I combine it to my malfreemaps 131021 ? or view it with mapsource?

2) How to update POI for Bangkok-city, I got malfreemaps 131021 in my SD-card ?
3) Where can I get updated MFM-POI for Bangkok ?


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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby silverbeauty » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:43 pm

WillliamP wrote:Hi All Sifu,

First of all, thanks for the great advise in this website,
This forum really enhance my knowledge on GPS mapping system

I got some open question, hope sifu able answer on behalf or refer to related link:-
1) Please do not reference illegally-obtained maps/software. Read Forum Rule #6 above.

Somehow, files is in gmapsupp WinZip File (.img).
Pls advice, how to view at Mapsource. Can I combine it to my malfreemaps 131021 ? or view it with mapsource?
read this link : viewtopic.php?p=143681#p143681

2) How to update POI for Bangkok-city, I got malfreemaps 131021 in my SD-card ?
POIs can be added via Mapsource

3) Where can I get updated MFM-POI for Bangkok ?
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Re: Understand the files and folders within your Nuvi

Postby gpsnerd » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:19 am

GPX folder - stores your trip log. You can open the GPX files within this folder with Mapsource

i was trying to do housekeeping for my 255w

inside GPX folder there's an Archive folder, inside theres a file of 391mb which i can't open with mapsource, can i just delete it?
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