Mistakenly Deleted Maps from SD Card which was attached to Garmin Nuvi 200W

 

Dear Friends,

I need some help restoring my maps back onto my SD Card. I have mistakenly deleted maps from my SD Card and i dont know how to restore them back onto SD card.Coming with error "No detailed maps found that support routing.The Nuvi cannot be used without them."
Any help regarding this issue will be appreciated.
its GARMIN NUVI 200W
Regards,

Mansoor Rasool

More info needed...

Were these maps installed into the SD card? Do you have mapsource with these maps installed on a computer?

MAPSOURCE

I tried to download the new mapsource_6162 but it doesnt install. It does extract but comes up with error "Previous Map Source not found setup terminated".

Mapsource info

The mapsource update needs to have an installation of mapsource already there. How were the maps loaded onto the SD card? What version of maps was it? Can you redownload from Mygarmin.com?

Sign in to My Garmin Page

Sign in to My Garmin Page https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces and under manage maps see if you have option to re-download.

Also on computer click start,programs ,garmin see if map install is there.

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Recuva

Here is link for a free program that lets you restore deleted files if not overwritten.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

You said you deleted them from your SD card. Most likely you haven't written anything to the card after that and if that is the case you shouldn't have problem to restore the map image.

Mapsource Info

i was on mygarmin.com but this is the name mapsource which i have just downloaded.On my SD card it says v1.1 garmap africa series 2008 march edition and it has my sd number which is 08..sd.

Overwritten

Unfortunately its overwritten.

Sign in to My Garmin Page

I dont see anything except download history but if you double click There are currently no map downloads available for this account.

Redownload

is Download Again an option on Mygarmin? Do you have lifetime maps?

Lifetime Maps

There isnt any option and I dont have lifetime maps. If I copy the maps from my Samsung phone to SD card. They how i can unlock them. Will Nuvi 200W read those maps?

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Call Garmin Customer Support.

If you don't have the maps on your computer from a previous update, then you won't be able to restore them from your computer.

Garmin is where you need to seek support.

Always Save Your Data Before Deleting Anything..!!

Here's one good reason why one needs to.. "Always Save Your Data to Computer Before Deleting Anything..!!"

The first thing I did after getting familiar with my Nuvi was to copy and save all the info off my 1300WT to a separate file on "both" my lap top.. and desk top.

It never harms.. but always helps.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

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Way back in the day, I had a 560 MB (yep!) drive crash and lost everything. Never again. I recently bought a 1 TB drive to back up all my important data, and is synced daily.

It's cheap insurance against disaster.

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Backups

I use a 1TB backup drive in a similar manner that Juggernaut does. I also followed the advice of many of the helpful people here and I back up my Nuvi drive and SD card periodically.
But, I sometimes wonder what would happen if my computer's internal drive crashed and then the backup drive crashed too. So far I've been able to supress the paranoia and resisted the urge to wear suspenders with my belt (get a backup, backup drive).

I keep extra copy on memory

I keep extra copy on memory stick.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Multiple backups...

edwardw66 wrote:

I use a 1TB backup drive in a similar manner that Juggernaut does. I also followed the advice of many of the helpful people here and I back up my Nuvi drive and SD card periodically.
But, I sometimes wonder what would happen if my computer's internal drive crashed and then the backup drive crashed too. So far I've been able to supress the paranoia and resisted the urge to wear suspenders with my belt (get a backup, backup drive).

I have mine backed up on DVD, an external RAID 0 (mirrored drive), 2 different PCs and a USB stick. You can't never have enough backups razz

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

Yes backup is always a good

Yes backup is always a good idea.

Cheap

Thanos_of_MW wrote:

I have mine backed up on DVD, an external RAID 0 (mirrored drive), 2 different PCs and a USB stick. You can't never have enough backups razz

As low cost as external HDD's and flash drives have become, there is no reason not to have multiple backups. It's cheap "insurance."

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Talked Me Into It

OK. I'm not crazy. Or, I'm in good company with my crazy. I'm getting a second backup drive and I'll make some DVD's too.

Thank you to mansoorbabbar for launching this discussion which turned to reinforcing the importance of backups. I'm sorry you weren't able to find a simple solution, but your misfortune will probably save several others from having the same problems.

Multiple Backups

I too keep multiple backups (2 backup drives and quarterly dvd's). One thing to remember is that if you are using proprietary backup software, make sure to keep multiple copies of that also. Especially if its older software which is no longer available.

One of my friends used a special program for his backups and when his computer crashed he couldn't find the program to reinstall on his computer so he could restore his data. We eventually found a copy via the internet, but for a while there he was without his data.

Backup needed

rsb1445 wrote:

Yes backup is always a good idea.

I agree 100% but lately have been forgetting this important step.
Guess I need to backup my brain to remember.

guy

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guy-----C320>nuvi 200>Nuvi 255W

Good Point!

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

I too keep multiple backups (2 backup drives and quarterly dvd's). One thing to remember is that if you are using proprietary backup software, make sure to keep multiple copies of that also. Especially if its older software which is no longer available.

One of my friends used a special program for his backups and when his computer crashed he couldn't find the program to reinstall on his computer so he could restore his data. We eventually found a copy via the internet, but for a while there he was without his data.

It would be like a spare tire that never had the air in it checked. The day you need it is the wrong time to find out it is flat, too.

(Hey, that reminds me...) wink

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

So many mention backup but

So many mention backup but only 1 person mentions restore. Did you know restore test is just as important as backup sets? How do you know you got a good backup if you've never restored it?

This is especially true when the backup media is susceptible to data corruption due to physical or chemical deterioration. DVD/CD is a good example. There have been cases where I can't read data off of my 3 years old CD/DVD media. I stop trusting optical media (CD/DVD) because of that.

Faith? Trust?

mrgreen

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Optical media

chewbacca wrote:

So many mention backup but only 1 person mentions restore. Did you know restore test is just as important as backup sets? How do you know you got a good backup if you've never restored it?

This is especially true when the backup media is susceptible to data corruption due to physical or chemical deterioration. DVD/CD is a good example. There have been cases where I can't read data off of my 3 years old CD/DVD media. I stop trusting optical media (CD/DVD) because of that.

DVDs and CDs are good if you buy any of decent quality and brand. Never pickup the 100 DVD pack for $10. That is likely to be junk that will be unusable after a few years. Brand CD/DVDs last a very long time. I have some old CDs I burned that are 10+ years old that still work fine, without a hint of a slow down. They weren't cheap back then either. I also had some cheapo brand that stopped working long ago. Some I noticed and managed to transfer my stuff to better discs before they gave up. Others I wasn't that lucky. I guess you get what you pay for.

Also, if possible, never use "backup programs". You are tied to them and, as it was mentioned above, you need to have the program handy should you need to restore your stuff. Use any program that will save the files as normal files. You can always "drag them" back to the HDD from a standard disc (or GPSr)

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

Recover programs?

mansoorbabbar wrote:

Dear Friends,

I need some help restoring my maps back onto my SD Card. I have mistakenly deleted maps from my SD Card and i dont know how to restore them back onto SD card.Coming with error "No detailed maps found that support routing.The Nuvi cannot be used without them."
Any help regarding this issue will be appreciated.
its GARMIN NUVI 200W
Regards,

Mansoor Rasool

Did you try using a program to recover files? Without this being an ad for this company, I've used this one in this site http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

I was able to recover pictures from an old Canon Rebel XT memory card from a friend, that got accidentally deleted. Very good at recovering files from a HDD as well.

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

Optical media

chewbacca wrote:

So many mention backup but only 1 person mentions restore. Did you know restore test is just as important as backup sets? How do you know you got a good backup if you've never restored it?

This is especially true when the backup media is susceptible to data corruption due to physical or chemical deterioration. DVD/CD is a good example. There have been cases where I can't read data off of my 3 years old CD/DVD media. I stop trusting optical media (CD/DVD) because of that.

Always use Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim/Mitsubishi CD/DVD media for backups when you can.

Beware, many TDK and other brands are simply rebranded junk discs from mfrs. like CMC Magnetics. CMC and other second-rate discs may burn and verify fine but become unreeadable within a year.

See the following chart for additional info:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

- Phil

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Thanos_of_MW wrote:

DVDs and CDs are good if you buy any of decent quality and brand. Never pickup the 100 DVD pack for $10. That is likely to be junk that will be unusable after a few years. Brand CD/DVDs last a very long time. I have some old CDs I burned that are 10+ years old that still work fine, without a hint of a slow down. They weren't cheap back then either. I also had some cheapo brand that stopped working long ago. Some I noticed and managed to transfer my stuff to better discs before they gave up. Others I wasn't that lucky. I guess you get what you pay for.

pquesinb wrote:

Always use Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim/Mitsubishi CD/DVD media for backups when you can.

External USB HDDs make more sense these days. They hold a lot more data, are affordable, faster and reusable.

Still...

chewbacca wrote:
Thanos_of_MW wrote:

DVDs and CDs are good if you buy any of decent quality and brand. Never pickup the 100 DVD pack for $10. That is likely to be junk that will be unusable after a few years. Brand CD/DVDs last a very long time. I have some old CDs I burned that are 10+ years old that still work fine, without a hint of a slow down. They weren't cheap back then either. I also had some cheapo brand that stopped working long ago. Some I noticed and managed to transfer my stuff to better discs before they gave up. Others I wasn't that lucky. I guess you get what you pay for.

pquesinb wrote:

Always use Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim/Mitsubishi CD/DVD media for backups when you can.

External USB HDDs make more sense these days. They hold a lot more data, are affordable, faster and reusable.

I like to have a backup of a backup. You'll notice in my post above the one you quoted that my external USB drive is a RAID 0 (dual mirrored drives, so they are backups of each other), DVDs, 2 separate computers AND a USB stick grin
Call me paranoid, but I don't CARE for my computers crashing anymore. I can have any of my systems back in about 3 hours, with full functionality. I don't bother fixing viruses in my systems either. If there is something nasty that ever gets past the AV software, I just "nuke" the system (full format) and restore. It is faster than trying to fix it without damaging your data files.
I still consider optical media more reliable than external HDDs. HDDs are faster and more convenient, but call me old fashioned if you prefer, when I pick optical as my "master" backup. I wouldn't trust my main backup to be in a single external HDD.

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

how about...

How about we try to solve the problem first and foremost, before we critique and play devil's advocate. I think he knows that he should've backed-up the maps, but what he was trying to say was can someone help me fix this, so it won't happen again.

Back to the matter or concern:

You should call garmin. Regardless of lifetime map subscription or not, with the new website update, you should always be able to reload you current map in which you have listed. Also, if you ask for the mapsource disk, they will gladly send it to you at some shipping rate fee. That's all. Let us know how it goes.

A couple of users have already offered

allbizz wrote:

How about we try to solve the problem first
Back to the matter or concern:

You should call garmin. Regardless of lifetime map subscription or not, with the new website update, you should always be able to reload you current map in which you have listed.

A couple of users have already offered potential solutions but we haven't heard from OP yet.

I'm curious, what "new website update" are you talking about? If it's My Garmin website, I don't see an option to download the original map that comes with my Nuvi. There's an option to purchase map update though.

Interesting

Thanos_of_MW wrote:

I still consider optical media more reliable than external HDDs. HDDs are faster and more convenient, but call me old fashioned if you prefer, when I pick optical as my "master" backup. I wouldn't trust my main backup to be in a single external HDD.

As for me, I trust technology that's been around longer and proven to be reliable (magnetic media). I do understand that magnetic media (HDD) has its own share of problems.

Backup

Personally, I like the online version of backups. Mine is saved on five different servers, just in case my back up drive gets dropped

The main thing...

chewbacca wrote:
Thanos_of_MW wrote:

I still consider optical media more reliable than external HDDs. HDDs are faster and more convenient, but call me old fashioned if you prefer, when I pick optical as my "master" backup. I wouldn't trust my main backup to be in a single external HDD.

As for me, I trust technology that's been around longer and proven to be reliable (magnetic media). I do understand that magnetic media (HDD) has its own share of problems.

...it is not to rely on a single backup. HDDs can suddenly develop bad sectors, which is why I don't trust them, unless they are mirrored (RAID0). Optical (good quality discs) are more reliable from personal experience. Once you "burn" a disc, it is stored and I won't touch it again until needed. My external RAID drive is only powered WHEN I'm doing a backup, to maximize its life. I've seen them die at my former place of work when they were run 24/7 within warranty (does nothing for your data)

I also have USB sticks and my nuvi is backed up to ALL my removable media and a second computer, just in case. All media has pros and cons, even flash memory sticks.

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

Paranoia

Thanos_of_MW wrote:

Call me paranoid, but I don't CARE for my computers crashing anymore. I can have any of my systems back in about 3 hours, with full functionality. I don't bother fixing viruses in my systems either. If there is something nasty that ever gets past the AV software, I just "nuke" the system (full format) and restore. It is faster than trying to fix it without damaging your data files.

You're not paranoid.

Paranoia is having anti-virus, firewall, three spyware programs and a custom HOSTS file running on the same machine at the same time without a slowdown. That's my setup.

One thing to think about: if your computers keep crashing, then perhaps it's because you leave them wide open for attack? I know that my current laptop had to be restored only three times in the four years I've owned it. None of those times were because of a virus or spyware.

One curiosity question though. What program do you use where it required three hours to restore a computer?

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