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    If you get the 'write protected' message for a system disc drive partition, you can overcome that temporarily by closing the program and then opening it again with admin rights [right-click the shortcut icon or the program's .exe file and select 'Run as Administrator']. You'll then be able to send to the system disc.

    If you don't want to mess with the rights of a Garmin folder already existing in the root of your system disc, you can of course create a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] with 'read only' unchecked when you mount it. That'll work regardless of write protection on the physical disc/partition. Or just create a separate 4GiB logical drive by shrinking your system disc and then format the new partition in FAT32. OK to also format it in NTFS, just check the permissions are correct. Either way patched MapInstall will see it even though the donating system partition is naturally still not writable without admin rights by a normal user. After sending an image to it, you can then at your leisure copy or move a maximum sized image of 4,294,967,295 Bytes [4Gib - 1 Byte] to another disc/drive/partition in a few minutes depending on your system capabilities.





    Or use a root folder Garmin and just fix up the child directory in Properties>Advanced by unchecking 'Replace all child object permissions ...etc' as [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    EDIT: It's also very easy to make a Virtual Drive directly in Windows as now posted here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. An extra option is available in Win 8> to create it as .vhdx image file as well as the .vhd available in Win7. That's particularly valuable because Windows limits you to 4 partitions in a hard disc, it'll allow you to shrink another partition to create unallocated space but won't allow you to use it if 4 partitions already exist:

    logical drive

    So, just make a Virtual Disk instead. In Disk Management click 'Action' then 'Create VDH' to get this window:

    virt disc

    With very little effort you'll have this:

    virt disc 1
    Last edited by Neil; 20th August 2013 at 12:58 PM. Reason: add link for imDisk.
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