Newer Garmin products, such as the Oregon, Montana, GPSMAP 62/64 series, store your GPS data in the mass storage directory of the device. This provides a better user experience when utilizing the device with a computer.

If attempting to permanently delete waypoints, routes, tracks, or other GPS data, you may need to delete the associated GPX file from the device.

To delete* GPX files from your mass storage device on a PC:

  1. Plug device into computer
  2. Click Window’s Start button
  3. Double-Click (My) Computer
  4. Double-Click Garmin device drive
  5. Double-Click Garmin folder
  6. Double-Click GPX folder
  7. Select file(s) you wish to delete
  8. Press Delete on keyboard
  9. Confirm that selected file(s) wish to be deleted
  10. Complete steps 2 and 3 again
  11. Right-Click on the Garmin device drive
  12. Select Eject
  13. Unplug device from computer

To delete* GPX files from your mass storage device on a MAC:

  1. Plug device into computer
  2. Navigate to Desktop
  3. Double-Click Garmin device drive
  4. Click Garmin folder
  5. Click GPX folder
  6. Select file(s) you wish to delete
  7. Drag file(s) you wish to delete to Trash
  8. Click on Trash
  9. Click Finder
  10. Click Empty Trash
  11. Confirm you wish to permanently remove these items
  12. Drag Garmin device drive to Trash
  13. Unplug device from computer

Your mass storage device will no longer display the data you have deleted.

* NOTE: Use CAUTION when deleting. Do NOT delete unknown files outside of the GPX folder; deleting the wrong files from your mass storage device can cause device failure.