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  1. spitfire

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    I have just bought the lorry GPS for my husbands birthday :)
    Have arrived from Navbuzz but ' canu believe it ' no France maps !! Every other country but !! Not much use when we live there !

    Have contacted them but wondered if anyone else has found France missing on theirs ??? :Eeek:
     
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    You go can to PNavvi and down load them for free:thumb:
     
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    Ok but have read the instructions reference updating maps kindly done by pwilmo but am scared to death as not at all computer savvy !!
     
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    Down load the maps of France. Plug your Sat Nav into you PC. Go to my computer and open the map files for your Sat Nav. copy and paste the downloaded files into the map folder on your device.
    You will not break the device. If it fails to work then no harm done I did this with mine for updating the maps for the UK.:thumb:
     
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    Thank you , depending on reply from Navbuzz I'll give it a go !!

    Am ok with basic stuff but the rest scares the s..t out of me !! :Eeek:
     
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    I did not get help at all from Navbuzz .
     
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    do you download the common or the truck ?
     
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    The maps are zipped so you need to extract them before you copy them to the map folder on the satnav. It sounds complicated but it's really quite simple, however I'm not the best at explaining things. If you are meeting anyone from here at a rally soon perhaps they will download them to their computer and put them on for you. They're a bit big to email or attach.
     
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    Oh I hope it sent that complicated :Eeek: zips are on trousers I thought !!
     
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    Bump :)

    Can anyone explain zip? And what I need to do with it !!!

    Before anyone says remember to do it up !!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    The file when you download it is a compressed file. When you double click it it should open in whatever software you have on your PC to unzip it. You will see there are now several files, click on extract all and it will open a file explorer window with the files in. Copy these to the maps folder on your satnav. There is a text file giving instructions there too.
    Even better, find someone local to you who has the same satnav and just transfer the files from his/hers.

    Edit, just noticed you are in France, Correze is not all that far from Parc Verger, perhaps someone is there. I am going to France on Thursday, but not anywhere near there I'm afraid.
     
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    Thanks everyone for tge help :Smile:

    Will try to add France after the weekend ! Busy over weekend and anything computer needs all my attention :RollEyes:

    Will let you know how it goes !!
     
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    Mine came without the France maps as well but cannot help my friend done mine:thumb:
     
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    Wish there was an unlike button !! I need your friend here :Rofl1:

    Btw Got a reply from Navbuzz with instructions how to add France map and apology so surely with all these instructions we can do it !! But don't hold your breath folks !!! :Rofl1:
     
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    Ok thought I would give it a go !!!

    Got as far as downloading the maps and unzipped them :coolthumb::thumb: only took 30 mins to work it out !!

    Now totally unsure how to proceed :Eeek: see told you I know or understand nothing !!!
     
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    Hi Spitfire

    I've just bought the same satnav and went online today to download the latest maps. Well, tried to go online because the website login wasn't working. I was attempting to login via www.freemapsupdate.com as per the instructions that came with the GPS.

    Please could you post the URL (website link) for the site you got your zipped update file from?

    Many thanks. :Smile:

    Mike
     
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    We used www.freemapsupdate.com and that worked .

    If it works for you looking for someone to give me inletters of one syllable how to use them to update the GPS from them.

    Am very very dim to need childlike instructions :Rofl1:
     
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    even their website is crap !!!!!!!
     
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    Look back at my post on this
     
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    Thank you :Smile: I understand to Plug in your Sat Nav ( see I told you I was dim !! ) I can copy and paste ( done that before ! ) but does the map folder appear on your own computer when GPS is plugged in ?

    Sorry if I sound really dim but this is more than I have ever done before !!

    Thanks :)
     
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