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I have a nuvi 650, made a mistake and erased the maps. tech support sent me a copy now what folder in the garmin folder do I install them too? Thank you

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  • jen932 Nov 25, 2008

    PERFECT! Thank you.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    erased the maps on 650



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You put it in the folder marked "Garmin".

- Jim

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

    SHARCNET-USA Nov 25, 2008

    No subdirectory... just the folder marked "Garmin".



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