What files can I delete from my Garmin Nuvi?

Files that you can delete include MP3s, optional voices and vehicle avatars.

  • Connect the mini-USB end of the USB cable to the Garmin Nuvi, and plug the USB end of the cable into a USB port on your computer.
  • Click the Windows “Start” button and select “Computer.”

Where are Garmin files?

These files are located at:

~\Library\Application Support\Garmin\VIRB Edit.

How do I view Garmin files on my computer?

Viewing Videos and Photos from a Garmin Dash Cam on the Computer

  1. Plug the Garmin Dash Cam into your computer with the USB cable.
  2. Press the button under OK on the USB detected screen.
  3. Open the Garmin drive.
  4. Open the DCIM folder.
  5. Open the desired Video or Snapshot folder.

How do I free up space on my Garmin?

Windows Instructions

  1. Plug the device into a computer.
  2. On your keyboard, press Windows key + E.
  3. Select This PC (Windows 10 only).
  4. Open the Garmin drive labeled as your model. Open the Primary folder, if listed.
  5. Open the Garmin folder.
  6. Open the Activities folder.
  7. Select the .
  8. Press Delete on the keyboard.

How do I clear the memory on my Garmin Nuvi?


  1. Plug the device into a computer.
  2. Select the Windows key + E.
  3. Select This PC (Windows 10 only).
  4. Select the Garmin device drive.
  5. Open the GARMIN folder.
  6. Select the Activities folder.
  7. Press Delete on the keyboard.
  8. Confirm you want to delete the Activity folder.

What file format does Garmin use?

Data can be imported into the Garmin Explore website for use with GPS devices or for planning adventures. These can be GPX, KML, or KMZ files.

How do I transfer Garmin data to computer?

Selecting and Transferring Data

  1. Connect the device to the computer using the provided USB cable.
  2. Open Garmin BaseCamp.
  3. Select the folder ( ) or list (
  4. Select Device (Windows) or Transfer (Mac) in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  5. Select Send [‘Name’] to Device.
  6. Select the device.
  7. Select OK (Windows) or Send (Mac).

How do I view Garmin IMG files?

Select the . img file in the window that appears and click the Visible in BC button. Open BaseCamp. Wait a while and your drive should appear as a Memory Card on the left hand side listing the map inside of your .

How do I transfer Garmin maps from SD card to computer?

Installing Maps to a Garmin Device or Memory Card With MapInstall

  1. Connect the Garmin device to the computer.
  2. Open Basecamp.
  3. Click Maps > Install Maps.
  4. Select the device or SD card.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Click Finish.

Why is my Garmin storage full?

If you are receiving a message on your watch that shows Memory Full Delete History, the watch has reached its limit for storing saved activity files. You will need to delete some data to make space for an update, or to record more activities.

Will I lose my data if I uninstall Garmin Connect?

Deleting the app doesn’t delete the data.

How do I delete files from my Garmin GPS?

Open the Garmin folder. Open the GPX folder. Select the file(s) you wish to delete. Press Delete on the keyboard.

Is GPX or TCX better for Garmin?

Ride with GPS’ export functionality allows users to easily export planned routes and recorded ride data into any standard GPS file format. TCX files will generally be the most widely utilized and compatible with Garmin Edge series GPS devices, allowing use of sensor data and note insertion.

Whats the difference between GPX and TCX?

GPX, or GPS Exchange Format, is a common an (xml) data format which can describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. TCX or Training Center XML format is also an xml data format, but was created by Garmin. It is very similar to GPX but treats a track as an Activity rather than simply a series of GPS points.

How do I extract data from my Garmin GPS?

Export All Garmin Data Using Account Management Center
Go to your Garmin Data Management Account. Sign in. Select Export Your Data. Select Request Data Export.

How do I recover files from my Garmin?

Just go to http://connect.garmin.com/transfer/upload, pick the device and click the Upload Selected Activities button. This will enumerate all of the files in the hidden folder for that device and list them all. Activities that have been deleted from Garmin Connect show up as Deleted.

What map format does Garmin GPS use?

The KMZ file is the format that a Garmin GPS unit reads as a custom map.

Can I download Garmin maps to my computer?

To Install Maps to the Computer During a New Map Update

  • Connect the device to the computer.
  • Open Garmin Express.
  • Select a device.
  • Click Check for Updates.
  • Click View Details.
  • Click Installation Options.
  • Select Computer and Device.
  • Click Install or Install All.

How do I free up storage on my Garmin?

How do I reset my Garmin without losing data?

Some Garmin watches, like the most recent Forerunner and Instinct models, enable you to reset the watch settings without losing all of your activities, personal data and music. This is through the ‘Reset Default Settings’ option, accessible from the ‘Settings’ menu.

Can you use Garmin Connect without a Garmin device?

You’ll need a Garmin device to record activities. Anything else will have to be input manually. So yes, you can use it, but probably won’t do you much good.

Can I delete GPX files on Garmin?

How do I wipe my Garmin?

Performing a Reset

  1. Ensure the watch is powered off.
  2. Press and hold Back/Lap.
  3. Power on the watch while continuing to hold Back/Lap.
  4. Release Back/Lap once the Clear user data? message appears.
  5. Select Yes.

Is TCX or GPX better for strava?

TCX and FIT are designed for fitness activities, so they can contain more fitness data than GPX. eg TCX or FIT supports laps (splits). So your device could record a new lap whenever you press the lap button, or automatically after a set distance, eg every 1km.

How do I transfer files from Garmin GPS to PC?


  1. Connect the device to the computer using the provided USB cable. Power on the device, if needed.
  2. Open BaseCamp. Wait for the device to be listed on the left.
  3. Right-click the Internal Storage folder below the device.
  4. Select Send To…
  5. Select OK (Windows) or Receive (Mac).