Corrupted Games Folder

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  1. RothkoWoofed
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    Okay, so...

    Kirby Superstar Ultra crashed after I completed the first stage (as I've now found out is a common problem (grr, wish I'd known before!))

    After resetting my DS (M3 Simply) my games folder seems to be corrupted. -The folders are inaccessible, with garbled names like ":x{cf╝ê0.¶", "╗╝ß=¤┼ïæ.Ý ", "╗Ô6ıü╬:.ùƒ" etc.


    Anybody have any ideas at all as to how I can rescue my save files etc.?
    (I have no recent back ups... I know... in retrospect, I wasn't really thinking ahead, but I hadn't considered this happening.)

    -The thought of loosing all of my game saves is somewhere in-between an annoying inconvenience and a bawwws worthy tragedy.

    Any ideas at all? Or are all my games now dead?

    Cheers.
     
  2. thedicemaster

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    you can try running a checkdisk from "computer" or "my computer" (depending on windows version)
    if that doesn't recover some .sav files they are gone for sure.
     
  3. Tanas

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  4. RothkoWoofed
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    RothkoWoofed Newbie

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    Yup.

    Looks like that's doing the trick.

    Cheers.
     
  5. wichiandy

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    Also, please do some defragmenting the media storage, in my experience, this will keep your files from grave will be arranged and will not damage your real file~
     
  6. Another World

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    never defrag your msd cards. doing so will write, erase, copy and paste a huge number of times per media device. msd cards are only good for about 10,000 read/writes. if your card is fragmented, format it and put everything back on in 1 copy/paste.

    -another world