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  • How do I recover 15 GB of hard drive space after installing nevi update

    So, How do I recover 15 GB of hard drive space after installing nuvi update?

    I had 45 GB of hard drive space on my MacBook Air before installing my nuvi maps update. I now have only 31 GB. I used Express to update my 2589 LMT. I checked the item that said to install only to my device. Device is updated, and my MacBook is out almost 15 GB of hard drive space! I've emptied the trash, uninstalled Express, deleted the maps file from library/application support/garmin.

    This is ridiculous. I want my hard drive space back! I have a SSD drive with limited space.

    Please help.
    Tegan

  • #2
    Not sure where they are stored on a Mac but try searching for recent files that have been installed. It should be obvious which are the Garmin ones.

    Some folks suggest the location is /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Express.
    Last edited by SUSSAMB; 03-13-2018, 12:52 AM.
    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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    • #3
      You are exactly correct with the path in the user library. I did check that: in fact, Garmin support told me that if I deleted the Express app, I'd get all my space back. I deleted it, and the 15 GB is still gone. I then went to that path and deleted everything in the Express folder. No luck. Still missing 10 GB.

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      • #4
        Do a search for recently installed files then. It's possible it has nothing to do with map files.
        Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
        Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
        (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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        • #5
          From my own experience, I suggest that you try this macbook data recovery https://www.cleverfiles.com/apple-data-recovery.html . Once my MacBook pro stopped bootting and it was a hard-drive issue, but I needed to get the data off it. The data recovery did a great job.
          Last edited by Sammy47; 03-28-2018, 01:54 PM.

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