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Have a Garmin Nuvi about 5 years old which works well but I

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Have a Garmin Nuvi about 5 years old which works well but I mistakenly hit the "delete Data" button ...
Is there anyway to retrieve that data ... ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated ...
John Brady *****
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 3L7
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I'm sorry to hear about this unfortunate accident, with the Delete Data function.

It is not likely that such data can be recovered from the device itself, to be quite honest. But, there might be retrieved, some or all of the data, *if* the device has been synced with a computer that had Garmin software on it, that synced or saved the data off the device and onto the computer.

Do you think that was ever done, with a computer that you know of or have ?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Then I am sorry to say that such data is most likely not recoverable, if no backup or 'sync backup' was kept on any computer (or on any storage device, through the computer. Just to cover all possibilities of a solution to this problem.)

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