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Garmin eTrex 20 internal memory formatted

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Today, I was out caching, and ended up out of the bounds of the pocket query I had run for the day. To compensate, I ran one from my Android phone, downloaded it there, then copied the caches to my Garmin eTrex 20 with a USB-C to Mini USB cable, a process which I have done on several occasions before. In this instance however, I did something, I'm not quite sure what, to format the internal storage of the GPS. It replaced all the files stored on the device with only two folders: "Android" and "LOST.DIR". I ended up just using my phone for the remainder of my caching adventures for the day, with the intent to take a closer look on my computer when I got home. After trying to recreate the Garmin and GPX folders, then copied files there; however, this was unsuccessful. I then attempted to do a full reset of the GPS. This also did not work, leaving the internal storage as is. The device still works normally, so I didn't delete any operating system files, I just can't seem to upload GPX files anymore. Any help in getting this restored would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

Edit: The map is also gone. This isn't the end of the world for me, since they were terrible anyway, and I never relied on them.

Additional edit: All the languages that aren't English are gone. Again, not a big deal for me since I speak English, but I want to give as much info as possible.

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You changed the formatting of the internal memory, and the unit may be toast. Not sure you can get it back to 'normal'. Most users find out after wiping the visible internal memory the devices never work the same again...

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