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      05-11-2017, 06:02 PM   #1
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How to copy the NBT 2017 Map update

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Hi, I'm a little bit slow with computers, so forgive me if this is a dumb question.

I downloaded the NBT 2017 Map update to my computer, I know I must copy it to a USB flash, I read somewhere that it must be at least 32GBs, I went ahead and purchased one of 32GBs, now, when I try to copy it to the USB it says that the file is too large. WTH?

Can someone help me out? Thanks in advance.
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      05-11-2017, 06:15 PM   #2
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Actually, it says that the file is too big even though I have a 32GBS and the file for the map is 21GB.
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I think this is because the USB stick is formatted to Fat32. Try to format it to NTFS and try again then.
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I'm using a mac, does that have anything to do with it? Specially in order to copy it to the car? Does it has to be in a specific format?
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Yes, this could also be a problem.
But i only know that the stick Must be formatted in Fat32 or NTFS.
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I'm using a mac, does that have anything to do with it? Specially in order to copy it to the car? Does it has to be in a specific format?
Use the Disk Utility app, found in the /Applications/Utilities folder, and erase/format the drive as MS-DOS FAT, as shown in attached pic.

Also, what format is it download in? You'll need to decompress it first before putting it on the flash drive.
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Use the Disk Utility app, found in the /Applications/Utilities folder, and erase/format the drive as MS-DOS FAT, as shown in attached pic.

Also, what format is it download in? You'll need to decompress it first before putting it on the flash drive.
I search around and figured the formatting thing, but, omg, what do you mean I need to decompress it before put in the flash drive? I downloaded with a a utorrent program. What else I need to do?
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Go to the Mac App Store and download / install an app called Stuffit Expander

Use that app to unzip/decompress the map file you downloaded.

Once unzipped, copy all the files that were unzipped to the flash drive.
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Go to the Mac App Store and download / install an app called Stuffit Expander

Use that app to unzip/decompress the map file you downloaded.

Once unzipped, copy all the files that were unzipped to the flash drive.
Oh man! sweet, I will, thanks!
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The problem you're having is that your 32GB is not enough.

The NEXT update for NBT is rougly around 31GB, since you never have your full flash memory you need to buy a 64 GB flash memory and have this in FAT32 extension.

BTW you do need to unzip the file first.

I use the program: the unarchiver for MAC.
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The problem you're having is that your 32GB is not enough.

The NEXT update for NBT is rougly around 31GB, since you never have your full flash memory you need to buy a 64 GB flash memory and have this in FAT32 extension.

BTW you do need to unzip the file first.

I use the program: the unarchiver for MAC.
FAT32 has copy limitation. You could have 64 GB free, but cannot copy a 10 GB file.

http://www.cknow.com/cms/articles/wh...ree-space.html
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FAT32 has copy limitation. You could have 64 GB free, but cannot copy a 10 GB file.

http://www.cknow.com/cms/articles/wh...ree-space.html
Thanks, that's what I did, but no matter how I formatted it(i'm using a mac by the way) when I plugged it in the car, the car didn't recognized as a map update, I used exFat and all the formats Mac offer, nothing worked, don't know what i'm doing wrong.
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Thanks, that's what I did, but no matter how I formatted it(i'm using a mac by the way) when I plugged it in the car, the car didn't recognized as a map update
When you unzipped the file you downloaded, was there a file called: config.nfm in with all the other map files?

For me, this file didn't exist, which kept from car from recognizing the update files. These happened with every map I downloaded via Torrent.

Once I got the download from a more reputable source, the config.nfm was included, and all was well.
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When you unzipped the file you downloaded, was there a file called: config.nfm in with all the other map files?

For me, this file didn't exist, which kept from car from recognizing the update files. These happened with every map I downloaded via Torrent.

Once I got the download from a more reputable source, the config.nfm was included, and all was well.
No, I don't see that file, i'm downloading the source you gave me. Thanks, I will update on this. Peace.
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Thanks, that's what I did, but no matter how I formatted it(i'm using a mac by the way) when I plugged it in the car, the car didn't recognized as a map update, I used exFat and all the formats Mac offer, nothing worked, don't know what i'm doing wrong.
Mac's are notorious for adding hidden files.

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OSX places a series of hidden files on the USB stick which may cause the NBT not to properly read the data.
If you have this problem use a utility like "Blue Harvest" to remove all the hidden files/folders from the USB stick.
Other than that, make sure you download is complete (4 folders + 3 files).
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FAT32 has copy limitation. You could have 64 GB free, but cannot copy a 10 GB file.

http://www.cknow.com/cms/articles/wh...ree-space.html
That's true.

But for the navigation update, you do need to use FAT32

Once you unzip the navigation ZIP file, your files do NOT exceed 4GB.
You will have a folder that is roughly around 31GB. Which can be transfered without a problem to your USB Flash stick.

The limitation is for a single file to be 4GB.
Exfat will not be recognized by your BMW.

Btw! Please make sure your USB is empty and not with other files.
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That's true.

But for the navigation update, you do need to use FAT32

Once you unzip the navigation ZIP file, your files do NOT exceed 4GB.
You will have a folder that is roughly around 31GB. Which can be transfered without a problem to your USB Flash stick.

The limitation is for a single file to be 4GB.
Exfat will not be recognized by your BMW.

Btw! Please make sure your USB is empty and not with other files.
That is strange because, although instructions suggest so, I have done with NTFS.
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That's true.

But for the navigation update, you do need to use FAT32

Once you unzip the navigation ZIP file, your files do NOT exceed 4GB.
You will have a folder that is roughly around 31GB. Which can be transfered without a problem to your USB Flash stick.

The limitation is for a single file to be 4GB.
Exfat will not be recognized by your BMW.

Btw! Please make sure your USB is empty and not with other files.
Are Macs capable to format it to FAT32?
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Are Macs capable to format it to FAT32?
Yes. When you format using the pic I posted above (MS-DOS FAT), it will be formatted as FAT32. I'm an Apple CSP and CSA, so any Mac questions you have, feel free to send me a PM
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That is strange because, although instructions suggest so, I have done with NTFS.
Mac's cannot natively write to NTFS volumes, which is why for best cross platform compatibility, FAT is the best file system
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Mac's cannot natively write to NTFS volumes, which is why for best cross platform compatibility, FAT is the best file system
Alright, though best way to ensure compatibility to to format on windows computer first. If done on Mac, then windows cannot always.

It is a little quirk that you can directly save larger files to FAT32, but cannot copy them to the same location. It is possible to move in smaller increments.
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Yes. When you format using the pic I posted above (MS-DOS FAT), it will be formatted as FAT32. I'm an Apple CSP and CSA, so any Mac questions you have, feel free to send me a PM
I gave up bro, no matter how I formatted it and including the file you mention, the car don't recognize the files, it recognize the usb drive, but doesn't give me any options once I plug the sub drive. I guess I have no choice other than wait for the OTA updates...

Thanks for the help.
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