Zumo 395LM (Is there a way to eliminate the Europe map?)

 

Greetings, 1st time member. This site looks terrific and very helpful.

Q: I purchased a used 395LM. Works great but need help with maps. I successfully upgraded to the 2020.20 map. The issue is that the unit also came with the Europe map installed in the internal drive. The SD card is new and empty.

Garmin says no way to get rid of the Europe map. I can't even find the image files in the Zumo directories.

Has anyone tried to reset a Zumo map to a default file? Is there a way to eliminate the Europe map?

Any help is appreciated.

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Blue Munoz

Really?

Of course there is a way to get rid of the EU map, assuming it was an added map and the original map was the NA one? Do a search for .img files, there will be a number of them but you're looking for the two largest ones in the order of Gb in size. The NA one should be named gmapprom.img unless you've renamed it, the other one will be the EU map which you can delete (copy it to your PC just in case so you can copy it back if something goes wrong).

Note the map files are in the hidden .system folder, see the FAQ here that explains how to reveal it

http://www.poi-factory.com/garmin/problemsolver#system-folde...

I see you're from Manassas, I enjoyed visiting the battlefields around there when I lived in Vienna, VA

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@sussamb

When I read the OP, I started to reply that I expected sussamb would know the answer. But, I figured you were just a keyboard away.

Of course, this is one of the reasons you are the COW.

USA...

USA all the way...j/k. Get rid of the maps you don't need or use and use what you need.

Back it all up 1st.

Make sure you do a full back up.

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Zumo 395LM (Is there a way to eliminate the Europe map?)

sussamb, thanks for your response. I've tried all suggestions and links on this forum. On my 395LM I cannot see hidden files and can't find the image files. I have Win 8.1 and all the hidden file options open. Yet, on the 395LM I still can't see any image files in the Garmin folder or others. Only the GarminDevice.xml file is what I can see.

I asked Garmin if I could send it to them to remove Europe and tech support didn't want to deal with it.

Guess I have keep the Europe map on the darn thing taking up space. sad

Vienna? I'm sure we travel the same back roads.

~Blue

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Blue Munoz

Just to be sure

BlueMunoz wrote:

sussamb, thanks for your response. I've tried all suggestions and links on this forum. On my 395LM I cannot see hidden files and can't find the image files. I have Win 8.1 and all the hidden file options open. Yet, on the 395LM I still can't see any image files in the Garmin folder or others. Only the GarminDevice.xml file is what I can see.

I asked Garmin if I could send it to them to remove Europe and tech support didn't want to deal with it.

Guess I have keep the Europe map on the darn thing taking up space. sad

Vienna? I'm sure we travel the same back roads.

~Blue

Just to be sure, please confirm you've:

1) switched your Garmin device to MS mode from MTP mode:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41416

and 2) besides showing hidden files, you also need to allow Protected Operating System files to be seen by unchecking a box in Folder Settings:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/39185

If both are done, your PC should now show a folder called .system and within the .system folder, you will see many new files and folders.

MTP Mode vs Mass Storage Mode.

I suspect your Zumo is in the default MTP mode which prevents many of the folders (including the hidden .system folder) from showing up. You need to change it to mass storage mode. See this FAQ: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41416

Edit: As often happens, CraigW is quicker than I am wink

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Worms

alandb wrote:

Edit: As often happens, CraigW is quicker than I am wink

But then, early birds have to eat worms. twisted