ttrsjr777 wrote:getting the files that are needed to replace the old map. i am having this
First... tell us more...
You said you had a nuvi 200. It is the absolute easiest to update as it requires only ONE file. But... you have a space problem and may have to put the new map on an SD card depending on what map you are trying to install. Many newer maps are to large for internal memory.
What map (and version) do you have installed ?
What map (and version) are you trying to update to ?
(1) your current map is one self contained file and that is all you need to replace (if ther new map will fit). Your current map is.
x:\garmin\gmapprom.img (x is your USB drive letter on a pc)
(2) the update map you will eventually download will be named gmapsupp.img and is the ONLY file your 200 can use. Other update files are for features your 200 does not support. You want to download an UNLOCKED version of the IMG file.
(3) A map update is nothing more than a file replacement (drag-n-drop).
(4) inside the 200, either of the names gmapprom.img and gmapsupp.img will work. They are interchangeable and you can rename them as you wish.
Unless you need very small map coveragem the odds are pretty good that your new map file will be to large for the 200 map "update" and you will probably need to put it on SD (or micro-sd). That's no big deal. Instead of updating the internal map you add the new map as a second map. I would recommend leaving the GPS as it is ad getting the cheapset 4gig card you can find (card speed/performance is not an issue). This strategy will solve all your Nuvi 200 memory limitation problems for the forseeable future and you won't have to mess with the 200 to do future map updates.
To put a new map on the sd simply create a folder on the card named "garmin" and copy the new map to that folder. You want this setup.
sd:\garmin\gmapsupp.img << this will be your new map on sd
That's all ther is to it. boot the gps, go you your "map info" screen and you will see both your old and new map listed. Select the one (and only one) that you want to use.