i have tried saving the file in both galaxy forge and galaxy folders but it only shows up on the original Sins game.
That didn't answer my question, what directory are you putting it in, as in the full path.
I added the map to the galaxy manifest file.
Ah, so you were trying to put it into the "program files" directory. This isn't where you're supposed to put it, but if you edit the manifest file it will work. As I mentioned, the correct directory is:
c:\users\<username>\AppData\Local\IronClad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\GalaxyForge
It's a bit of an annoying place to find, but you can dump the map files there and they'll work without having to change the manifest file.