I accidentally deleted the base map img files when trying to clear space. The unit now gives the error of "No detailed maps found that support routing".
I contacted Garmin and they say they no longer support the unit but they have confirmed the base map is gone.
Does anyone have the img files from a Nuvi 250W and if so could you please send them to me?
I have a program called map uploader that can reinstall .imgs I think. If anyone has a procedure I would really appreciate it.
There was a similar thread on this site but for some reason I could not get access to ask my question so apologies about the repeated thread.
Also I did not back anything up and the deleted file did not appear in the recycle bin.
Try a FREE file recovery program, it should show the file. Usually the first letter will be missing and you'll have to reinsert the missing letter.
Got me out of a bind long ago.
Or maybe connecting the GPS to Garmins Webupdater might recover/reinstall the file.
Webupdater is only used for installing firmware and software to your Nuvi. It is not used to install maps. Also there is no facility in webupdater for recovering anything other than software like voices, vehicles, etc.
Here is how to obtain a copy of Garmin Basemap 4.01 for your Nuvi:
Download GarminMobileXTfull by going to http://www.garmin.ru/GarminMobileXTFull.exe
Copy the GarminDevice.xml file from your Nuvi to the Garmin folder on your SD card.
Run the GarminMobileXTFull program you downloaded which should find your SD card as a Garmin device.
Select the SD card and the program will be installed to it.
Once the installation is finished you will find a gmapbmap.img file in the Garmin directory on the SD card.
Copy the gmapbmap.img file to your Nuvi.
You can now uninstall/delete the downloaded program from your SD card as it probably won't work any longer if you have a newer PC.
Garmin World Basemap
The link above is the base map I use in my 200W. Simply download from the link above, and copy to the Garmin directory on the GPS to restore the basemap. Your detail maps are unfortunately completely gone. You can download a set from OpenStreetmap to use in your device. Otherwise you'll have to purchase a new map.
Thank you all so much for the replies, the basemap is back.
I tried updating the software, I actually did that before I posted on the forum, but it didn't bring back the basemap.
I tried to recover the file as per your advise with a recovery program and it stated that it was overwritten (probably with the software update). It did recover it but the file did not work, it must have been corrupt.
Finally I downloaded the file from Strephon_Alkhalikoi's post, put it into the garmin folder and straight away it worked.
Thank you all for the responses, they were far better than Garmin's support lines in the US or UK.
That's great to hear. Have you now decided to make a full backup of all files on your GPS to be prepared in case something happens down the road?
Thanks for the the link Craig, a full backup sounds like a pretty good idea.
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While good advice, you're days late and a dollar short, jgermann.
when deleting files from a GPS they never go into the recycle bin. If you delete any file they are gone for good.
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