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    Default Where are the Maps Stored

    I just loaded the copies of the 24k TOPO maps into MapSource using the DVD ISO IMG files.

    It loaded into Mapsource successfully.

    I can send it my Montana 650 using Mapsource and I "believe" they are not locked. ( Not Positive.)

    But exactly where is the IMG stored on the PC Desktop so I can look at it using gmaptool ?

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    For Windows 7 & Windows Vista: GMAP maps are stored at "%PROGRAMDATA%\Garmin\Maps" if they are installed as Administrator or at "%APPDATA%\Garmin\Maps" if they are installed without Administrator rights as a single user. You also have GMA and UCX files at "%APPDATA%\Garmin\Maps" since they are always installed for a single user.

    Garmin maps with multiple IMG map tiles are normally stored in "%SystemDrive%\Garmin". They will also need keys in Windows registry for the path to several specific map files.

    Older Garmin maps was not locked since the range of handheld units at that time didn't support any locked maps. Some map series continue to support those devices and still use the original not locked Garmin format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballebar View Post
    For Windows 7 & Windows Vista: GMAP maps are stored at "%PROGRAMDATA%\Garmin\Maps" if they are installed as Administrator or at "%APPDATA%\Garmin\Maps" if they are installed without Administrator rights as a single user. You also have GMA and UCX files at "%APPDATA%\Garmin\Maps" since they are always installed for a single user.

    Garmin maps with multiple IMG map tiles are normally stored in "%SystemDrive%\Garmin". They will also need keys in Windows registry for the path to several specific map files.

    Older Garmin maps was not locked since the range of handheld units at that time didn't support any locked maps. Some map series continue to support those devices and still use the original not locked Garmin format.
    I found them...l and now that I think of it... I had found them in the past and now I also recall that they are stored as individual tiles and not an integrated IMG file.

    I believe I saved the IMG file when I did an official install, so I'll have to search around for the IMG to use.

 

 

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