I tried a search and the FAQ section but could not find instructions on how to do this. Can someone point the way or better yet just tell me? Thanks
It might help to post what you are trying to delete the language's from.
By all means, regardless of what, make sure you BACK UP all your files before you make any changes.
I see you have a Nuvi 650. You can hook it to your PC and open files...You should be able to see all the files just like the files on your computer. Like said above Back up your files first. I made a file on my PC called backup 650 and copied the entire content to that file. Then I deleted the unwanted files.
u should be able to see the individual folders when you click on the garmin device. Once you click on the appropriate folder, the list of all the languages will be visible. Delete the languages u dont need. I only kept American English and Spanish.
With your unit hooked to the computer. Open the Garmin folder - then open the Voices folder. Delete what you know you don't need. Then go to the Garmin - Help Folder. Delete all the help files in languages that you aren't going to need. You can delete a lot of other things, if you are trying to gain space.
No need to back-up voice files, they can be anytime reloaded through webupdater; same for vehicle icons' files.
Now, with the system files... that's a different story!
You can do the same with the help & text files.
But follow all other post advice about doing backup to your pc (& sd card if want to).
Should you decide to sell your unit, the buyer would want all files intact as it came from factory
and it would be very easy to restore (copy) them back to unit if needed.
Since you have all ready been showen how to delete the lang's it's nice to find when to get done you have more than 300 meg moer memory available..
I'm a new user with a nuvi 200 and only 20 megs of space remaining. Am I correct in assuming that this same procedure will work for me?
And another place to look for Memory Hogs are the Extra Vehicles...they are all over a meg..
But as they say I dont DELETE..I Move the files to the pc.
dminz.....yea its the same procedure. I too have a nuvi 200!
Yes, I had a nuvi200 last week and did the same thing. Just "move" unwanted text, voice, & help files to yourpc or sd card.
I now have a nuvi260w and did it to it as well.
Frees up quit a bit of space.
I read Your answer to deleting Language files. I have my Garmin C330 hooked up to my computer and it will not let me see the Garmin much less the files. I have POI Loader to add POI's and need to delete the language files but English. PLEASE HELP !!!!! ANYONE !!!!!
When you plug the Garmin into the USB port to you get the ring sound? If you don't get the ring sound or see the Garmin, which would show up as a drive (probably E) under My Computer, try another USB port. Or I would restart the computer. Rebooting solves a lot of my problems.
Slow down. Take a deep breath. And relax.
Unfortunately, the c330 does not present itself to the computer as a USB Mass Storage Device and therefore, there is no way to delete the files as described in this thread. Sorry.
I have the Language Pack installed on my Nuvi 770, when I deleted all of the extra languages from the voice directory to make extra room, I had lost all the spoken feature of the Language Pack.
Does anyone know which languages should be left undeleted in the "Voice" directory so that the Language Pack is not affected.
It might sound simple but it's not, for example " Latin American Spanish" is not listed in the "Voice" directory, at least nothing with the word Latin.
In my nuvi 200 there are two files for American English, which is the only language I need. I moved both those from the Voice folder into a new folder in Garmin which I named Amer Eng. Then I moved the rest of the Voice folder out of the Garmin and onto my desktop (I think I copied then deleted). I unplugged the GPS, checked the language screen and next to Voice it said "not available" or something like that. I had to go back to the Garmin folder and change the name Amer Eng back to the name Voice to get the voice function to work again.
I'm not sure this helps you, but it worked for me.
In my previous message I am referring to the optional language pack, it seems like the pack uses the already installed voice files. I, like you wanted to keep only the English files but then my language pack stopped working as a result.
I just deleted 200+Mb of unused language files from my Nuvi 660 (after backing up of course) - but oddly it did not free up any memory. I still show only 2Mb free.
And when I tried to reload one of the files from the backups, it gives me the "drive full" message.
Any idea what's going on here?
Only the SHADOW KNOWS...The language files I deleted and backed up was 356,703,220mb. What was the folder name you deleted the files from?
The folder is Garmin nuvi (G:)/Garmin/Voice. It originally had 60 files totaling 340Mb. The filesnames all have the .vpm extension.
When you attach the unit to the computer with the usb cable and go to my computer and do a properties inquiry on the drive for the garmin what does the space show?
It shows 2,010,820,608 used and 2,306,048 free - which is about what it showed before I deleted (I didn't write it down, but I think it's exactly the same). By the way, I also have a 2Gb SD card full of mp3's in the slot.
The card would show as a separate drive from the NUVI and would have no bearing on trying to copy the other files to the NUVI.If you deleted files it had to change. How many bytes in the files you are trying to copy over to NUVI? Are you sure you aren't trying to copy to the card?
The file I'm trying to copy back (as a test) is only 14Mb. It's just one of the 50 or so files I deleted so there should be plenty of room. I agree that none of this makes sense.
I'm sure of the drive because it has all the other original Garmin files and folders. Just so you know, I'm fairly good with computers but this one has me stumped.
I've just tried pasting and deleting files to the nuvi internal memory and this is strange - files added and deleted from the "mps" or "jpeg" folders work normally, but files deleted from the "garmin" folder refuse to free up space. So adding and deleting the same small file over and over again will eventually consume the entire drive space. Anyone else seen this?
You have everyone stumped with this one I think...Call Garmin support and they will be more than happy to discuss and correct the problem I am sure. It is hard trying to come up with a solution not being able to converse with voice to ask questions.
Out of curiosity what is the exact file name of the file you are trying to put back on the NUVI?
The Nuvi has hidden memory which is not shown through the Mass Storage Device driver. Sounds like your removals are not being reflected in the hidden memory.
Please back up all files first then push and hold the reset button on the back of your Nuvi. On My Nuvi 350 the reset button is just under the pop out antenna.
If that still did not fix the storage I would try the remove all USER data from the maintenance menu.
Empty the trash / recycle bin.
This will free up the space that is being taken up by the deleted files.
Sommore of my questions answered on this thread too, thanks to all-
I accidentally deleted the .GTT Files in the TEXT Folder. I have a NUVI 200. I didn't backup the files. Is there any way that I can get these files back? Please help!
Un-delete them from your Recycle Bin.
I tried the steps on the other forum. I changed the view to show the Hidden Files, but I still don't see the recycle bin in the GPS folder. I opened the normal recycle bin and they're not in there either. I'm using Vista basic. Am I doing something wrong?
I only need the .gtt file for english.
Are you looking at the root directory of the GPS on the PC (My Computer or equivalent)?
Yeah, I'm looking at the root directory. I start at My Computer and work my way through the GPS.
Have a look: http://members.shaw.ca/cgy_guy/images/root_dir.jpg
Under View Folders, make sure you have 'Hide protected operating system files' UNCHECKED. Then, try it again.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
Glad to be of service... I take it you recovered your files?
A word of warning... If you delete the files from recycle, you're screwed. You can't recover them, albeit with few exceptions. If you choose to restore them all, all of them will be back on the GPS (i.e. Fav's, etc.). Be careful, folks!
Heres a Link to Garmins FAQ abut deleting files and freeing up space on a Nuvi
I deleted all the extra languages like you did and my Language Pack would now show the speaker. I added only the three languages I neeced for the trip I am going to take, Spanish, French, Italian. The speaker icon now will show for these languages. My language pack will not speak now because of the last update for nuvi. I spoke with Garmin and they copied my files and said they would have the fix for the language pack on their next update. Hopefully they will.
Just what I was looking for!
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