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I downloaded the map file, but unable to open it. I received the following error message "Unable to expand Sync32.zip into Downloads". (Error 79 - Inappropriate file type or format.). I'm using a Mac, so MacOS. Followed the instructions per Ford Sync3 Download Digital Instructions for MacOS. Downloaded the file twice, thinking perhaps the first time it may have been corrupted. My Sync32.zip file is 11.68GB as it shows on instructions. Curious if anyone has experienced this issue.
I did. The problem seemed to be the zip file size being too large. I downloaded RAR Extractor and Expander. Worked fine except one of the .gz files was in the root folder. Moved it, loaded to a USB stick, and did the update without a problem. Just took an hour and a half.


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I did. The problem seemed to be the zip file size being too large. I downloaded RAR Extractor and Expander. Worked fine except one of the .gz files was in the root folder. Moved it, loaded to a USB stick, and did the update without a problem. Just took an hour and a half.


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Would any of you be kind enough to share your downloaded map update .zip with us? They are now charging $110 for the same thing that others get for $40 or some even for free. When we spend this kind of money on a truck, it would be nice if they gave us map updates for life, like most other map softwares do. Greatly appreciated!
 

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Would any of you be kind enough to share your downloaded map update .zip with us? They are now charging $110 for the same thing that other get for $40 or some even for free. When we spend this kind of money on a truck, they should give us map updates for life, like nearly all other map softwares do.
The map update itself is something like 15GB, which could be shared, but the piece that cannot be shared is the key file. That is specific (I think) to your VIN.
 

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After about six tries loading the downloaded files and making sure my files on the thumb drive matched exactly what everyone says works, it still fails to load. Did get a 006 error code the last time and called Ford to check on that. They said it is a license related issue and passed my information to their tech group. Should hear back next week some time.
 

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Completed the update today...no issues. Was prepared for a long wait but the update finished in about 35 minutes.

Noticed a lot of the questions posted here are answered in the instructions.
 

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The map update itself is something like 15GB, which could be shared, but the piece that cannot be shared is the key file. That is specific (I think) to your VIN.
If i use another VIN and SYNC serial number to get a free download, will the update not work? Is there any risk in trying? Can I mess up my system trying? I really don’t want to have to pay $100 for the file.
 

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If i use another VIN and SYNC serial number to get a free download, will the update not work? Is there any risk in trying? Can I mess up my system trying? I really don’t want to have to pay $100 for the file.
I really have no idea - I wouldn't want to try - it could be an expensive experiment.
 

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If i use another VIN and SYNC serial number to get a free download, will the update not work? Is there any risk in trying? Can I mess up my system trying? I really don’t want to have to pay $100 for the file.
I paid $40 from Ford. It's $100 now?
 

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If i use another VIN and SYNC serial number to get a free download, will the update not work? Is there any risk in trying? Can I mess up my system trying? I really don’t want to have to pay $100 for the file.
Just an opinion, but if it had not been free, I certainly would not have done it. I prefer to use Apple/Google/Waze maps over the Ford navigation. It's not that I dislike Ford navigation, but the others interact with my iPhone calendar, and can select the destination from there. And with one or more of the others, I can select the route I want to go.
 

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Just an opinion, but if it had not been free, I certainly would not have done it. I prefer to use Apple/Google/Waze maps over the Ford navigation. It's not that I dislike Ford navigation, but the others interact with my iPhone calendar, and can select the destination from there. And with one or more of the others, I can select the route I want to go.
I run Waze with the Native Nav running the entire trip. WAZE is especially a great idea and implemented well. Saved my ass a few times..LOL
 

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After about six tries loading the downloaded files and making sure my files on the thumb drive matched exactly what everyone says works, it still fails to load. Did get a 006 error code the last time and called Ford to check on that. They said it is a license related issue and passed my information to their tech group. Should hear back next week some time.
Still no word from Ford Tech. Problem wit trying to accomplish anything during the holidays.
 

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I just installed the $40 stick update. It took around 1 hour 40 minutes.
 

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I guess I may have to resort to that. Getting no real help from Ford and I have been screwing with it for 30 days and multiple tries with nothing but failure. Latest error is mem_err_01.
 

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I guess I may have to resort to that. Getting no real help from Ford and I have been screwing with it for 30 days and multiple tries with nothing but failure. Latest error is mem_err_01.
I tried downloading and kept getting the error so I opted for the $40. I bought it a month or so ago and finally installed it today.
 

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I installed the free one a few weeks ago, it completed successfully, but didn't update the map version to NA 1 18??? I'm tempted to try the USB order while it's still only $40
 

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