Duplicate Underscore ROMs

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Cake4all, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Cake4all
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    Hello, I'm fairly new to using the EZ-Flash IV (I got it the day Kernel 2.0.2 was released). I have noticed that all of my ROM files have duplicated with underscores at the beginning of the filename, these are all 4KB.

    For example I have 'Drill Dozer.gba' that is 8,192KB and a duplicate named '_Drill Dozer.gba' which is 4KB

    When I look on my laptop I cannot see these duplicate files, is this normal and can I remove these duplicates in any way?

    I am using Kernel 2.01 with a custom skin
     
  2. migles

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    do you still see theese files in this version?
     
  3. Cake4all
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    I believe so. On the SDCard I see folders called 'PATCH', '.Trashes', '.Spotlight-V100', 'SAVER' and 'GBA' (which I created) there is also a file called '_.Trashes' which is 4 KB
     
  4. migles

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    i suggest you to try to format the card, copy back the stuff again, and flash the ez iv again...
    sometimes people get weird behavior after flash a firmware in the ez iv cards..
    if you can, flash the 1.76, and then the 2.02 again

    anyway, since the 2.02 was just annouced this could be a case of a problem by the new shiny firmware which they will solve with a new version
     
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    The reason you have these files is because you are using Mac OS. ".Trashes", ".Spotlight-V100", and all files named "._[filename]" are hidden on your computer because they are only used by the OS. You can ignore them, or delete them either from your flashcart or using the terminal (or a dedicated app).
     
  7. Cake4all
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    Thanks for your help, I formatted this using Disc Utility on my Mac. If I re-format on Windows then insert the ROMs from my Mac will I still get the duplicates?
     
  8. Localhorst86

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    I think so, yes. You would need to delete these files using a terminal. Maybe there's also an option somewhere on MAC OS that prevents these metadata files from being created.
     
  9. Cake4all
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    SOLUTION:
    Ended up downloading BlueHarvest to remove all of the unwanted files/folders on the MicroSD card.

    Thanks for everyone's help
     
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