Corrupted SD card?? Help?

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  1. Rxq
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    Rxq Advanced Member

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    Long story short,
    1. I connected my Micro Sd card to my PC (for the second time)
    2. Copied a game on it
    3. Disk becomes corrupted
    4. All files on SD card has weird letters. (ie :1.)))))))))d
    5. Possible to recover my .sav file?

    Wierd letters arent showing up in this post.

    I dont know if the game had anything to do with it.
     


  2. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Reformat? Maybe try restarting your computer?
     
  3. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    Getting your saves back? Kinda slim chance...

    Next time, backup your Savefiles.
     
  4. Sailor

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    How do you do that? Just in case something happens to me :0
     
  5. fightabunny

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    This happened to me once.

    I had to reformat. Nothing else worked. Through a few hours of toiling I managed to save the files, but they were corrupted beyond repair. Just reformat. You'll lose all your save files but it's all you can do [​IMG]

    I suggest backing up your save files every time you plug in your card to the computer (Keep some saves folder on your desktop and drag/drop your .savs every time you plug it in.)
     
  6. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    DON'T REFORMAT YET, IF YOU WANT YOUR SAVES.
    Download/torrent a program called GetDataBack. (Demonoid/Mininova have it)
    Run it, recover your MicroSD.
    Copy files to a folder.
    Then reformat.

    I was able to recover all my saves using it.
     
  7. Nero

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    [​IMG] Backing up your saves is easy as Copy + Paste onto your Desktop/into a folder.

    Next time, get into the habit of this. It'll save you tons of time. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  8. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I backup my saves onto a flash drive, just in case my computer suddenly dies.
     
  9. JacobReaper

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    Spoomo

    how big is your flash drive? [​IMG]
     
  10. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    It's just sav files, like 512 kb each. And I use two 2 gigs.
     
  11. Nero

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    [​IMG] Jeez...

    You really need two 2 GB Flash Drives to store your DS saves? [​IMG]

    According to my calculations, if you take 2GB and divide it by the size of each R4DS Save. (512kb)

    2GB/512KB = About 3905 Saves...

    Hell, you could fit every save of each ROM on there right now if you wanted to. [​IMG]

    ~Nero [​IMG]
     
  12. Rxq
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    Can anyone confirm this before i get my hopes up?

    Anyone have idea why it crash btw?
     
  13. Nero

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    It just sometimes does it out of the blue.

    I used Lameboy once and I saved in Links Awakening, and it left a 0 kb, undeletable file on my MicroSD. and Files kept disapearing.

    It started to not be read by my R4, so I checked it out and it was empty. So I reformatted it and it works perfect ever since. Good thing I backed up my saves.

    (I can't confirm the GetDataBack thing... Sorry)

    ~Nero
     
  14. enigmaindex

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    How do you connect your Micro SD card to the computer? Because i use to use SD card adapters and plug them into my card reader, and for some reason every 4-5 days the Micro SD card would become corrupt and it wouldn't let me copy anything to it or take anything from it. So i then bought another Micro SD card USB reader (lost the one that came with my R4) and my Micro SD card hasn't become corrupt for 3 week straight.
     
  15. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    Hmm.. All I know is the Silver/Black reader that comes with the R4 is complete, utter crap.

    I use the MicroSD Adapter that comes with my Kingston MicroSD. Very fast transfering speeds and never corrupted for me; unlike the R4 adapter.
     
  16. enigmaindex

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    My SD adapter was a SanDisk, that could be a reason, or a crappy card reader but i haven't got the silver/black USB reader anymore, that's the one i lost and the few times i did use it it was crap. I bought a different one from some computer shop in Australia and it works great.
     
  17. Nero

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    Naw, SanDisk adapters are pretty reliable. It was probably because you used the crappy R4 one before.

    ~Nero

    (Gonna go sleep.)
     
  18. enigmaindex

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    Eh maybe. oh well my problem is all fixed (well i hope) with the new USB reader, so all is well. [​IMG]
     
  19. 0xyG3N

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    I have the same problem
    Maybe its a virus or somethin [​IMG]
    everytime i put my porn pics on my ds there come weard files xD

    [​IMG]
     
  20. GundamXXX

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    Same happend to me, well not same but similar thing.
    Format the card or buy a new one.. I had to buy a new one [​IMG]