I'm trying to update the maps on a friends Garmin StreetPilot 2720 and was wondering how I could delete the old maps? Tried to run a search online to no avail. I know for sure it doesn't have enough room to keep the old one and add the new files, because it gives me this message:
"The map set is approximately 1244.5 MB, but only 847.3 MB is available in the destination. Please select fewer maps and try again."
I have no clue how much space this thing has - tried to search on the Garmin site but even under the main 2720 page it didn't mention it - or at least I don't think it did.
So I need to either (I'm assuming) delete or overwrite the older map somehow? I"m kinda stuck here so any help would be appreciated as to how I can about getting these new maps installed. I'm using MapSource 6.15.7, by the way.
Oh, and any information you guys may need, just let me know.
p.s. Is there any way to view the Garmin folder? I want to do what I do with my TomTom - I usually just copy the entire folder onto my desktop as backup, and want to do this with the Garmin but have no clue how. Would/could this be done through MapSource?
Ok. I just spent the weekend going Googling for the exact same thing and I did find a solution. You have many questions in your post but let me start off by asking which maps you have installed in your 2720? The reason I ask is there are 2 storage location on the 2720; one is for "preloaded" maps and other is for later installed ones.
I had the primary or preloaded map installed on mine but it was version 7 or 8. You are able to replace the preloaded with a DVD update by doing as described in the following link
Now if you have 2 sets of maps installed meaning the preloaded ones and an update you can delete the update in the second location to free up some room by using a program called SendMap. It can be found here:
Be careful with this program. It is very useful but seems like it could be pretty dangerous too. Basically it converts the GUI interface to dos commands. You can use it to delete maps and replace them as well.