I went to Garmin Map Installer. It told me that there was a new update NA 2019.20 from NA 2019.10 for my DriveSmart 5LMT. When I checked Garmin Express it told me there was a new version NA 2020.10. Does Garmin Map Updater lag with the releases or does each version have to be installed to get to the newest version? I do not have enough space on Drive C to use Garmin Express.
get a bigger hard drive or better yet a new computer.
Maybe also time to get rid of accumulated junk and maybe buy an external hard drive to store all the junk on.
My guess is that GE is probably only 100 MB in installed space.
Yes, over the last few updates GE and MapUpdater have offered the map updates at different times. GE is always first as it's the ONLY program currently supported my Garmin.
As of last August the download links for MapUpdater are no longer available on the Garmin website and it's believed by many of us that it is currently dead. Bottom line if it is, you are never going to see another map update available using this software.
More discussion on the demise of Garmin MapUpdater can be found at:
I don't believe anyone got it to work for the latest NA map.
In the early days there was plenty wrong with Garmin Express, so lagging the conversion made some sense. I think those days are gone. I switched many versions ago, and would suggest to anyone that they use the map distribution pipeline that Garmin actually supports.
I have an SSD that I need to tepartition. But I am trying to postpone it as long ad I can. Ifound that MKLINK will let me link to a directpry on a different drive. It worked for some people.
Thanks for the information everyone.
do you want the easy or hard way to repartition?
OK, easy way.
Clean up your SSD. Offload all of your stuff: photos, music, videos, downloads, & documents to an external USB drive. File Explorer will do that - you don't need MKLINK. Copy the folders to the USB drive and empty the folders. Do not delete them.
Using Bleeping Computers TFC or Old Timers File Cleaner delete all your junk temp files etc.
Using Windoz own Disk Management shrink your C drive as much as it will let you, but leave some slack. If it is a 250GB drive and you have a "normal" amount of programs, 100GB should be big enough. My desktop has a LOT of stuff on it and it uses 160GB. My laptop only uses about 62GB - That is only system stuff so it won't change much on a mature installation.
Using Macrium Reflect Free - image the system partitions (2, 1 hidden and C) This program almost runs itself.
Make a recovery disk (small USB drive).
Now you can reformat your SSD and boot to the recovery drive and reload the system onto the SSD.
With what is left, create a D partition. rt Click on each of the folders in your profile and select properties. If there is a LOCATION tab click that. Change the C: to D: and click OK. It will move that folder to the D drive. Normal operation is transparent to you.
However, sometimes dumb programs recreate the folder on the C drive. Just be aware.
A few folders will not have a location tab - like APPDATA and ONE DRIVE. Then load your stuff back to the folders on the D drive == ONLY put back files you use regularly. Keep the USB drive for backup.
The advantage here is all your stuff is on the D drive and easy to backup. Replacing a corrupt system only involved reimaging the C drive. It does not touch the D drive unless you do something stupid.
You will have to periodically recreate the C image depending on your usage.
Creation of image takes maybe 30 minutes and reimaging takes about 15 depending on size. Cleanup, WELL that is another story.
Linux UBCD can repartition partition sizes on the fly. Data should be backed up first.
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