Disappearing CIA files

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RitchieRitchie, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. RitchieRitchie
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    Hi,

    Apologies if this has already been answered but I wonder if anyone can help? I have a 32gb sd card that was about 25gb full of installed cia games. After failing to install a cia (SSBupdate) I had to power down my system. When I put it back on all my CIA game were no longer visible on my home menu. I opened BBmenu as a rom file and I can see that all my games etc are still on the card just not showing up.

    Basically, am I screwed? Will I have to redo emunand and then install all the games again?

    Any help much appreciated!
     
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  2. phazonknight

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    I've had this same problem too and noone really helped me. If you ever figure it out let me know I've had to get a new SD card and pretty much just stopped using CIA altogether
     
  3. RitchieRitchie
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    Shit! Oh well, thanks for replying anyway.

    cheers,

    rr
     
  4. Liberty

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    Have you unlinked your EmuNAND?
     
  5. RitchieRitchie
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    Yeah, I had done that. Right now I have injected my old emnand back into the sd card and have started installing cia files - which so far seems to be going okay.
     
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    your lucky, it messed my SD card that not even my old emunand would work
     
  7. VerseHell

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    You could have just removed the faulty installed cia from your ptograms list with BigBlueMenu.
     
  8. MrJason005

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    If you still had that fault SD card and it still doesn't work, you can try booting up a live CD of Gparted with the SD card plugged in, boot into gparted and start clearing all partitions untill you are left with one single, unallocated space.
    Format that to fat32 or exfat (or whatever) and it should be back to normal.
     
  9. RitchieRitchie
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    That wouldn't have worked I don't think - none of the installed games were showing up even though they were still on the program list. Like phazonknight I don't think I'll be using cias as much as I thought i would.
     
  10. Chaldron

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    Same issue here, some CIAs install correctly and then dissappear.
     
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    what cias are dissapearing? i havent had any issues related
     
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    I'm having this issue with Mario Kart 7 installed on an 8GB Kingston MicroSD card. It's passed hwtest just fine.
    No solution for me though :(
     
  14. Redirr

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    Today i was installing Pokemon X with BigBlueMenu
    and its failed. After that i tried to leave to home menu and a error msg appear.

    After that all my cia games are gone.

    NEW 3DS XL
    AUREINAND 4.2
    A9HL (ARM9loader HAX)

    I had about 40Gb games installed. 3DS still see its installed. But icon gone.

    When i tried to install a game now i always got a error msg.

    Please, someone tell me that is a way to recovery it? I cant lose all my games.
     
  15. sirus1999

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    help ,,,i have 3ds xl with rxtools emunand..when i go setting in emunand mod and shutdown all my cia file disappearing ....whay? what shoud i do?