In my zeal to try out my Nuvi 350's various functions and having only a puny 16mb SD card, I loaded a significant amount of MP3s into the Nuvi's internal MP3 folder. No problems. Everything worked fine. Now when I try to remove the existing music from the folder and replace it, the folder shows only a tiny portion of the music that is indeed on the Nuvi. Even after deleting the existing folders from the MP3 file, the music still exists on the Nuvi itself. I can't get rid of it! I checked every folder that exists under the Nuvi Icon...not just the MP3 folder, and it's not hiding anywhere. Any ideas? I'd really like to use the internal space for something else and put my music on a larger card but I'm stuck. By the way, I'm using a Mac.Thanks.
That darn Mac gets you guys every time.
Then files are ending up in a Trash folder that gets created when you delete them. Do a global search on your unit and you should find them in the Trash.
The Trash folder on the Mac? I can't even find the files on the Nuvi that I want to delete. According to the Nuvi folder I did delete everything from the unit's MP3 folder, but they're still on the unit itself. I don't know where else to look to delete them. Thanks.
don't delete the "mp3" folder. open the folder, press ctrl+a (select all) than press delete and click yes. your files may be hidden for some odd reason.
for more advance user.
after the folder is open, click tools--> folder options or options--> view tab--> check option "show hidden files and folders". click ok, the hidden files should appear.
or rightclick your unit within your pc and select search, than do a search for "*.mp3" without the quotes.
be very careful when deleting files on your unit, this would cause ur unit to malfunction or freeze...
try removing your memory card from the unit while performing the above task. it might be already on the memory card instead of the gps.
Do a global search on your nuvi while it is attached to your Mac. Search for ALL the mp3 files. They WILL be in a Trash folder that was created when you deleted them.
Many thanks to Motorcycle Mama and Cheweez78. You were both right. The "deleted" files were in a HIDDEN folder called Trash, that the Nuvi created when I deleted them. The weird thing is that I deleted them to the Trash folder on the computer and don't understand how this happens. Also, I opened every visible folder and subfolder on the Nuvi and searched for the files and couldn't find them or anything that was called "Trash" Where are these files and folders hidden and is there any way around this inconvenience? Thanks again to all.
That was a mac thing. And rather than delete from your Nuvi, move something you want to delete to a folder on your mac first, then delete - then they should go to the trash folder on the mac instead of it making a trash folder on the Nuvi.
Thanks Keith, good tip.
Wiould the same aslo apply for PC users? I am having the same problem with my c530.
I believe Windows does not make trash folders on removeable devices. Once deleted... it is gone!
Yeah, PC's don't do what Macs do, so something else must be going on.
Boombatz, can you describe exactly what is happening?
If your deleting an item from any external hard drive, devise or some programs like itunes on a Mac by putting it in the trash you have to empty the trash while connected to that devise or program. If you disconnect you GPS before emptying the trash it will remain in a trash folder until you reconnect and empty it i.e. open your itunes and at the bottom left column you will find that it has its own trash. I hope this helps.
I believe Windows does not make trash folders on removable devices. Once deleted... it is gone!
I thought the same thing about PC's, but I just got a new Kodak Digital Camera at work, (I take pictures of products used in convenience stores, for use in the computer program I run to show c-stores what to place on their shelves in the store.)
Anyway, I use USB to transfer the pictures from the camera memory card to the PC for finishing and cropping. If I just copy the pictures to the PC and then delete them from the memory card, it creates a trash folder on the memory card. I have never had that happen before. Now I just move the pictures to the PC, and I don't have a problem.
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