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Garmin Nuvi 660

How do I add MP3s to my Garmin? I cannot seem to locate the correct prgram to transfer from.

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When you connect your Garmin to your PC (using the USB lead)you should see the Garmin as a removable drive. Just use the file manager (Windows Explorer) to transfer the mp3 files from your pc to your Garmin MP3 directory.

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