One of the issues with the Monterra is that you cannot mount it as a removable drive. This makes transferring files from GSAK harder than with the previous models.
My solution will allow you to transfer files easily from GSAK, without even connecting the USB-cable. I run a FTP-server on my Monterra, which I mount as a drive by using NetDrive.
Step 1 – Install and configure FTP-Server on the Monterra
The FTP-server I’m using is FTP Server by The Olive Tree.
After installing the app and starting it, you have to configure it. Click the wrench-symbol in the upper right corner and change the following:
Anonymous user: Unchecked
User name: <pick a user name>
User password: <pick a password>
Home directory: Root (/) (or SdCard if you have no SD-card, I guess the built-in memory is a SD-card soldered to the board)
After configuration hit the back-button to get back to the main screen for the server and click the big red button. The server should now start and the IP-address and port information should be displayed like shown in the image below.
so creating a permanent reservation for it in your router may be a good idea.
Step 2 – Install and configure NetDrive on your computer
Download NetDrive and install it. NetDrive is free for personal use.
Start NetDrive and create a new site by clicking “New Site”.
Fill in the required changes:
Site name: Garmin Monterra (or whatever you want)
Site IP or URL: The IP-address shown in the FTP-Server app
Port: The port number shown after the IP-address in the FTP-server app
Drive: M: (for Monterra, or any other available drive letter you wish to use)
Connect as anonymous: Unchecked
Account: The username you specified in the FTP-server
Password: The password you specified in the FTP-server
Save password: Checked
Click Save and then Connect. You are now connected to your Monterra.
Step 3 – Install and configure GarminExport macro
Download the GarminExport macro from the GSAK forum.
Note: My modified version of the GarminExport macro is no longer needed