Extra Data and Games Wiped... Software-Management?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by c_house, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. c_house
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    c_house GBAtemp Regular

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    This happened to my 3DS just this morning... I read a new note I had gotten in Swapnote and then pressed the Home button to exit out of the app. When i got to the home screen, a pop up appeared and said it was "Creating Software-Management Data." I let it do it's thing, but when it was done all my downloaded games (except for a lone DsiWare title) and Extra Data were wiped from the SD Card. I have no idea what would cause this and I'm wondering if this is a bug. Would like to know if anyone else has any info on this problem.
     
  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    you using the SD card you got with it or a larger one you bought?

    can you still put new stuff on it?

    place into a pc and see if you can see any data on there or if it need repairing

    make a backup of data on there while your at it

    sounds like either corrupt or died
     
  3. Marv

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    Happened once to me. Just take out SD card and see if there's no dust on connections. Also, breath in the 3DS SD port.
     
  4. c_house
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    I am using a 4GB MicroSD in an adapter and yes, I can still put new stuff on it. The card didn't die.
     
  5. Helsionium

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    This happened to me a few times. I think the 3DS doesn't like cards formatted with large cluster sizes. Re-format your card with the default cluster size. Worked fine for me, no more issues ever since.