Just bought the Nüvi 1390T, Europe map, but cant find the maps, gmapprom.img etc. on the GPS in Explorer.
I have set the Explorer to show hidden files. The properties on the GPS in explorer shows files near 4GB, but counting the files visible is far from that size.
Sometimes when plugging in an USB GARMIN shows up as 2 drives. One is the SD card , the other is the files on the unit's internal memory. At least that's how my 255W works
Did You look in the /Garmin folder? On my 765T, that is where the .img files are.
You first have to go into the explorer folder options and check the show hidden files and folders box/button to un-hide the system files.
You will then be able to click on the System folder in the garmin unit and find the files you are looking for.
I recommend that you back up your unit as you could cause damage if you are not careful.
Yes the one thing you have to do is to insure that you allow hidden system files to be shown in Windows.
Just to be clear the folder you will see once you make the changes to the Folder View Options in Windows is the .system folder (that's DOT system).
I do it is in the search bar, type in ".img", and the gmaprom.img file should appears regardless of your folder settings. Then you click on the .img file and click open file location,it should take you to the hidden system folder.
Or alternatively, just change the folder settings
On older gps, I think it's in the garmin folder like my 350. I recently had a 1490t for a while and the map files are in the hidden system folder.
In folder options tick show hidden files and folders, then untick hide protected operating system files. open Garmin nuvi open .system there should be your gmapprom.img
I think I found the solution: It is not sufficient to click "show hidden files and folders", I needed also to click "show hidden files in the OS"!! If I do that, the folder "System" appears under "Garmin"
I have two laptops, and it worked on #1 but not on #2. Comparing the two folder settings, it was reveiled what the difference was.
My dear Watson: Elementary
Your reference to "show hidden files in the OS" suggests you're using a Mac. For Windows users, and just to be absolutely precise, here's what you need to do in the case of Windows 7 in order to reveal all the files on your GPS device.
Open an instance of Windows Explorer.
Click Organize > Folder and search options
In Folder Options click View tab
Under "Hidden files and folders" select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"
UNCHECK "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"
Quite honestly, once you're done with exploring your GPS device, you should de-uncheck (i.e. check) this one before you continue using your computer for other tasks. Unchecking this item really does reveal every single file on your computer and you don't want to inadvertently trash an essential system file.
No, I am using windows XP, OS stands for "Operating system", just translated from Danish, excuse. I think we mean the same thing. Thanks for your response!
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