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Garmin Nuvi 660 MP3 files

I have Mac OS 10.3.9   When I try to transfer some music files to my nuvi 660, they are in the MP3 Nuvi folder on my desktop, but don't show up when I disconnect from my computer???  I thought I followed the directions perfectly, perhaps I need to upgrade to OS Tiger?? another topic... Does anyone know if there is a golf course program that can be loaded into my 660??

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 MP3 files

No program , your 660 read only MP3 , but did you try with WINDOWS it should work nicely.

Contatc GARMIN and mentionned if you can transfert with MAC.

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