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Installing MapSource software

Updated: 5 days ago

Sometimes you might have to replace your computer and doing so you have lost your MapSource™ software and sadly the only version you can download from the Garmin™ website is an update and cannot be installed as a fresh copy.


However, there is a way to use the update package they offer on their website to install a fresh copy. Just follow the steps below and you should be able to install a fresh copy.


  1. Download the package from https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

  2. Do not run the installer after the download is finished

  3. Find the downloaded package on your computer in File Explorer in Windows™.

  4. Open the MapSource_6163.exe with archive software such as 7-Zip, WinRAR or PowerArchiver. You can right click on the file and extract it.

  5. Open the extracted MapSource folder and first run the MSmain.msi installer. Wait for it to complete and then run the Setup.exe. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.


Original source: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/download-mapsource-from-garmin-and-install-without-cd/

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