Corrupted Animal Crossing: New Leaf Save. Is there a way to fix it?

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    I wasn't sure where to post for help, so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong area.

    A few hours ago my friends New Leaf game gave a message telling him the save is corrupted and asks if he wants to delete it. He chose no and now were trying to figure out a way to get the save off of it so we can try and fix it. I tried using the save backup tool from here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-spider-leaftools-animal-crossing-new-leaf-spiderhax.383773/
    Since I could not get the save to load it kept giving me a red screen and failed. I also tried the extracting the RAM, but again couldn't, because I can't load the game.

    Is there anything else we can do? He's put a good thousand hours into this game and we don't want to lose it all.
    Thank for any replies.

    Also, the game is a physical copy.