Data recovery

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by TheBlueFox, Aug 9, 2010.

Aug 9, 2010

Data recovery by TheBlueFox at 7:29 AM (1,593 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. TheBlueFox
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    So I was playing a game, when it all of a sudden froze. Turning off the game and then back on, I recieved an SD card error on my flashcart. When inserting it into the PC, I was prompted to format the SD card in order to use it.

    Damn, seems after 2-3 years my SD card failed me...

    Does anyone know of recovery software I could use to recover my data?
     
  2. TheBlueFox
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    Been trying some recovery programs that are free... kinda dangerous since theres always a chance one of them is a virus.

    Anyway, One of them found alot of files relating to the R4's cart, such as the CHEAT.dat and a bunch of the background images from the menus.

    No luck finding the .sav files, which are all I really care about... anyone know of something?
     
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    You can definately trust Recuva. I've used it before and it's definately not a virus.
     
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    Recuva has failed

    Unable to read boot sector.

    thanks for trying though
     
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    try zar(zero assumption recovery), i usually use that when ever my sd card fails. The free trail allows you to recover 4 folders, so do what you can. It'll even recover the files if you format ur card.
     
  6. TheBlueFox
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    Oooh my god. Just ran it, and I could see EVERYTHING! All the files, all their names... and the correct sizes!

    Im going to recover my gamesaves, and see tomorrow (as its 4 am, so technically today) If when I go out and buy a new SD card the games are still functional.

    They should be... but you never know

    Dude you rock
     
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    np [​IMG] , but you can only recover 4 folders. And buy a new SD card? why? Just format this one and it'll be okay again.
     
  8. TheBlueFox
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    if I format it, I have a chance at losing the data. Plus, this one has been giving me a little trouble for the past few days. Its years old, and all electronics have built in faults that make them lose functionality. A friend of mine who worked in constructing USB devices told me that XXXXXbrand of usb sticks were pretty much set to stop working at about 5 million data transfers or something of the sort.

    Besides, a 1 gig microSD card shouldnt be too expensive, I could always use this one for my phone
     
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    ur choice [​IMG] , but after you recover your saves, u can format it, which will delete all the data on the card but make it work again. Yes, it is more likely to screw up but I just keep a backup of my saves on the computer. Too cheap to buy another sd card [​IMG] . But still, ur choice.
     
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    Did you manage to recover files that were in the root or only ones in folders?
     
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    Back in 04-05 I used a program named Getdataback. It's not free but it worked great with my good old crashed IDE drive. Since you probably run FAT on the SD card I can't see why it shouldn't work [​IMG]

    Just formated the harddrive with a quick format, booted up the program and I was able to save almost every file! Awesome software [​IMG]
     
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    I was able to see, and select to recover, Every file in Every folder, Even files that I had previously deleted in the recent past. There were 3 files in all of the hundred some odd that were red in color and labled as corrupt. The others appeared normal, greyed out until I selected them. I was able to select 4 folders, and every file within those folders, and then re-save them onto my desktop in a folder called ROOT (which were where my games were located)
     
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    make sure you try out everything you recovered, sometimes it says the files are okay, but the don't work and you have to recover them again.
     
  14. TheBlueFox
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    thats exactly why im not formatting this one at the moment :3 but thanks. Goodnight everyone, its 5am, and im gonna get some sleep
     
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    Have you tried cleaning the contacts of the SD card? Before you format, try that first.
     
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    Try to back up onto something unix based (mac, linux). They should be able to do it ^.^ (if you need a second copy i recommend this)
     
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    Alright! after purchasing a 2gb MicroSD, and returning the files to it, I have come to a complete success.

    All files restored, all gamesaves recovered
     

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