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I just got the Map Update 2008 City Navigator North America NT and did an install of the US on my Garmin 530c. I realized that it did not include Canada cause the 530 does not have enough internal memory. I installed Canada after that cause of an up coming trip. I decided to get a 4 gig SD card and load the US back on the 530 and install Canada on the SD card. When I went to install the US on the 530 it errors out at 69% and says it does not have enough memory. Called Garmin and went through deleting a file but it still fails. It seems that there is stuff stuck in memory that needs to be removed to allow the US to be installed. Any ideas?

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  • gtaylor75013 Feb 15, 2008

    I have already called Garmin and had their tech support suggest deleting of one .img files. I then tried to install again but it canceled at 69% again. I had one install that ended abruptly which I believe left files that can not be deleted by the install program. I need someone that knows which files can be deleted to allow a full install of the US maps.

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Using "My Computer" with the Garmin connected to your computer you should be able to right click on the garmin and choose properties, this will tell you how much space you have on there. If it's full (sounds like it is) you should remove some files from it to make room. Garmin indicates that you should be careful what you delete, especially in ther garmin folder. Not having one of these units I can't tell you what you can and cannot delete but if you send me a listing of the files on it I may be able to clarify.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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    Dean Joly Feb 15, 2008

    As long as you don't delete anything, make a backup folder on your desktop and move the files there. If you run into a problem you can return the files to the unit. Just stay our of the garmin folder and you should be ok. I would suggest looking at the file sizes, the bigger files would be map sets and can probably be deleted since you are planning on reinstalling.

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