In a Microsoft Windows (7 or 8) environment, the BMW Navigator V will be detected using MTP Auto Detect. Therefore the GPS and the inserted microSDHC card appear as one unit called "BMW Motorrad Navigator V".

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There's nothing wrong with this way of presenting things and I would advice you to leave it this way.

But if you're looking for more, you can put the GPS in Mass Storage Mode.


Boot the device.

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Press the speaker button.

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Press the upper right corner for at least 5 seconds.

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Scroll down.

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Press MTP Settings.

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Change MTP Auto Detect into Mass Storage and press the Save button.

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Press the Back arrow to save and exit the menu.


Now the GPS is presented in the normal Mass Storage way.

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If you set your Windows Explorer to show hidden and system files, than you'll see the hidden .System folder.

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The hidden .system folder is containing the installed NavTec map and also all the files the GPS needs to keep the device running and to restore it to its factory settings after a hard reset (pressing the startup button for 10 seconds).


Don't forget to put the GPS device back in MTP Auto Detect Mode after you're done.

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Tips:

  1. Create a folder \Garmin\GPX\ on your memory card to store your personal .gpx files (tracks, routes, waypoints...)
  2. Read this article if you want to store music files on your device.
  3. Read this article if you want to backup the device content.

WARNING

Always leave the hidden .system folder as it is. Don't move it, don't remove it, don't alter its content. The .system folder is needed to restore the GPS device in its factory state.

If you need to clean up space in your internal momory:

  1. move your music to the optional internal microSDHC card
  2. reinstall your map using GARMIN Express and select a smaller map region
  3. allways install additional maps in a folder GPX on your memory card

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