Accidentally deleted 3ds folder

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  1. Sub Zippo
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    So I JUST finished hacking a N3ds using the normal guide and got to the part where I could safely delete files. Like an idiot, I misread the part about what I could delete, realizing my mistake just as my finger let off the delete key. The files aren't in my windows 7 recycle bin and weren't restored by ctrl+Z. Can they be redownloaded fresh or were they special for my system?
     
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    they can be redownloaded if needbe. the 3ds folder houses homebrew.
     
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    What folder exactly did you delete?
    3ds? That's just homebrew, just put the Homebrew Starter Kit on it again.
    Nintendo 3DS? Then you are kinda boned. You CAN redownload everything from the eShop, but you just lost all saves

    You can try restoring files using some file recovery software (I can remember one name, Recuva, but no idea if it's any good), but those are always hit and miss.
     
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    awesome, ty all.

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    And seconds later I deleted the arm9loaderhax.bin I'm supposed to keep, and can't seem to find in my folders.... That's also a standard file, right?

    This is what I get for calling a talkative friend for help. The release.7z only contains payloads. I promise this will be the last mistake. >.>
     
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    I believe u can download arm9loaderhax.bin from the luma github.
     
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    I restored it with Recuva as suggested above. Everything is working well now, except that whenever I exit out of the System options or start from a cold boot, the system refuses to start with the SD card inserted. I can pop it out, start again, and insert it hot and everything works fine, but this could be problematic down the road as this is a New 3DS and requires a screwdriver to open the back... Is this a known issue?
     
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    that shouldn't happen. I'm not sure y that's happening to u. have u tried another micro sd?
     
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    No. This is the last card I have large enough. Guess that's something to keep in mind.
     
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    it could be an issue with themes. do u have any installed? I'm not really sure what could be going on, but that's a start. :P
     
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    Only official themes from Nintendo. I'll make a note.
     
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    It may be a problem with homemenudata. Try deleting that. On the next boot it with SD card it will be recreated.

    It's located in Nintendo3ds/ random alphanumeric folder/ look for a folder like 000008f (USA) and delete it (back it up if you wanna be safe) and then try booting with SD card.
     
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    tyvm! I will try this when I have more time.