How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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I'm trying to use MapSource to find where the maps are located.
After a HDD disc crash on my Windows 10 PC, I had the computer shop install a new SSD drive and I'm back up and running again, but ran into a problem on MapSource finding my North America maps.
On the new drive I currently have MapSource 6:16:3 program at C:/Garmin/MapSource.exe
Also on the new drive I have North America map folder and map files at C:/Garmin/CNNANT8
The problem is when I run MapSource program, the CNNANT8 map folder name does not show up in the map selections box. That map selections box is suppose to show up under the tool bar if I remember correctly.
I can't figure out how to tell the MapSource program how to find C/:Garmin/CNNANT8 folder
any ideas?
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Re: How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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Simplest way is to use Express and reinstall the map
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Re: How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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What I did was download a new Express then downloaded new North America maps to my PC, then downloaded a new Basecamp program, all is working good, so might be abandoning my older MapSource program of which I preferred but didn't work so will try to learn how to use Basecamp, thanks for the idea sussamb
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If BaseCamp sees the map so should MapSource as they pull the map from the same place.

If you decide to stick with BaseCamp you may find this useful

https://www.newenglandriders.org/learn-basecamp/
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Re: How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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Windows 10. My maps are in \ProgramData\GARMIN\Maps\

Mapsource - Utilities - Manage Map Products will show you what MapSource see and where it is.
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Re: How to tell MapSource where to find the maps

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Mine too, both in MapSource and BaseCamp, it's the default location.