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How Do I Update Magellan eXplorist GC GPS

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I went to the website and click the bar where it says to download, but it my computer. It's an EXE file. I double click it and it syas extracting files, but nothing seems to happen on my GPS. What am I doing wrong. I have the file on my desktop.

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You've provided very little information to work with, so I'm going to assume you're trying to update the software on your Explorist GC using the file from this page. Once you download it and run it, it should extract a bunch of files and then display this screen:

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When you click next, it should list the system requirements, as well as these important points:

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Clicking next again will show a list of directions on what to do with your GPS and in what order. Make sure you do exactly as it says. I suspect you've missed some of these steps if nothing's happening on your GPS.

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The USB was connected at the time. Actually the one I downloaded was for version 1.4 or 1.6. I have downloaded the one from that page.

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I ran it and got the same thing, a WinZip box extracting the file, but not sure where. I get this box which appears for a few about 5 seconds which it appears to copy stuff.

 

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Then this appears for a split second, then goes off.

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It sounds like the program isn't running for some reason. What operating system are you running?

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What I did was, I extracted the EXE file, and replaces the files with the ones in the EXE files, took about 20 minutes. The only thing, is that it contained a couple files, ad some pictures that I the GPS storage didn't already have. So Ihave a couple extra files and not sure which folder they go into.

 

I have restarted and so far it seems to work good.

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What I did was, I extracted the EXE file, and replaces the files with the ones in the EXE files, took about 20 minutes. The only thing, is that it contained a couple files, ad some pictures that I the GPS storage didn't already have. So Ihave a couple extra files and not sure which folder they go into.

 

I have restarted and so far it seems to work good.

I certainly hope you made a backup of the files on your GPS before you started replacing them. Updating software often entails far more than just replacing files, so you could do some real damage by simply overwriting files.

 

As far as why the update program isn't running, it's probably because you're running Linux. The program says it requires Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (though it only tells you that once it has run, they don't mention it online for some reason). If you have access to a Windows machine, you could try doing the update using that.

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All the computers have Linux. Is there a way to update it via Linux?

I don't see a linux version of the firmware updater. You might want to email Magellan and ask them to make a linux version. Until they get enough people asking for a linux version to justify making one the next best thing is running Windows in VirtualBox. Click on the link for an article describing how to do this.

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