Dumb questions after your SD card got corrupted

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Hello guys!

My Nintendo Switch status: Atmosphere 1.2.4 CFW / Firmware 13.1.0 / Sysnand / Exfat microSD / AutoRCM on / Fake account linked through Kefir / Incognito on / Tinwoo to install games through usb / pplay to watch movies / nxmtp to acess data and upload movies and subtitles. I never use it connected to the internet.

Yesterday when I turned the docked Switch on from sleep mode it suddenly turned off after some seconds, just before I could even acess the home menu, and gave me the message: A fatal error ocurred when running Fusée. Failed to mount SD card. Press power to reboot. Tried to inject payload again, but get the same thing every time. Yeah, microSD got completely corrupted, turned to RAW format, and I can't use chkdsk or recover any file from it, even using softwares like RecoverIT, EaseUS, and Recuva. If you guys have any miraculous solution for that, I appreciate! Now, the dumb questions! You will see that these are all questions based on: I'm going to buy a new microSD card and I don't know if I lost EVERYthing in the old one and will start completely from scratch or if I have some basic things still installed and usefull:

- Are my switch profiles saved on microSD or in the console memory?
- Is my fake account, linked through Kefir, saved on microSD or in the console memory? Do I have to link a new one?
- Is the Incognito status saved on microSD or in the console memory? Do I have to install Incognito mode once again?
- I don't really care about games or save files once I can install and play them again, but are the saved files stored on microSD or in the console memory? I had some saved through JKSV/Checkpoint, but it's been a lot since I moved them to my pc LOL...
- Will NX Activity Log also loose all the info? That sucks... I like to check for how long I played my games LOL

Sorry for the long post and some bad english. Thank you guys for your attention! :)
 

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Exfat is bad , use fat32
Savegames are stored in the console OFW and on the sd card /emunand partition
 

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Turns out that just installing Atmosphere on a new sd card didn't help. I followed this video (
) and some of this thread ( https://gbatemp.net/threads/problem...endo-switch-mother-board.552215/#post-8867689 ) to open my Switch and just cleaned and reattached everything microSD-slot related, and my switch got back working with the new sd card. Both sources goes beyond to help you if your slot have even more problems than mine had. Answering my own questions, in case someone gets here in the future:

- Are my switch profiles saved on microSD or in the console memory?
- My old profiles were fine with the new microSD. So, they are linked to the console memory.
- Is my fake account, linked through Kefir, saved on microSD or in the console memory? Do I have to link a new one?
- My fake account was linked to my profile, so.. it was also fine.
- Is the Incognito status saved on microSD or in the console memory? Do I have to install Incognito mode once again?
- It seems like Incognito status was also ok, even though its files aren't in the new microSD. Don't really know for sure this one, but my serial was still ending with lots of zeroes, so I guess everything is ok here too.
- I don't really care about games or save files once I can install and play them again, but are the saved files stored on microSD or in the console memory? I had some saved through JKSV/Checkpoint, but it's been a lot since I moved them to my pc LOL...
- Games, of course, had to be reinstalled, but save files were also ok. Thank god, as I was playing Nights of the Azure 2 for 19 hours and wuld have to restart from scratch!
- Will NX Activity Log also loose all the info? That sucks... I like to check for how long I played my games LOL
- NX Activity had all my history too! Phew! I guess the homebrew takes the info from the console memory too then.

Exfat is bad , use fat32
Savegames are stored in the console OFW and on the sd card /emunand partition
Thanks for reaching out, caki883! Yes, it's well known that exfat is not safe. Still, I had been using this same card with exfat format for more than 4 years with no problems so far. Even though I don't really trust nxmtp connections... I think it was not the format that broke everything. Probably the card slot board got a little dettached with the use during these years, and when I turned the Switch on yesterday it stopped working for good and corrupted my card. I formatted the new card to fat32 though, just to be sure! Once again, thanks!
 
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