Fragmentation Error - how to stop it?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RickyEarl, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. RickyEarl
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    Every time I delete a file from my Gateway Red Card's MicroSD, I get a "fragmentation error" when I try to run the next thing I add to it. So if I delete a file and then put a new one on the card, the new one gives me the "fragmentation error" when I try to start it from the GW Select button menu.


    Only fix I've found is to copy everything to the computer, then format the card and add them back one at a time.

    I tried switching MicroSDs and it still happens.

    How do I stop this?

    Thanks
     
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    Kohmei GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    great ,I see people already linking the tool without me being there ^^
     
  4. RickyEarl
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    Thanks! That tool seems like it will speed this process up considerably.

    But also from reading that thread it looks like the fragmentation error is just a GW bug that we have to live with unless/until GW decides to fix it, right?
     
  5. Kohmei

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    From what I understand, it's more a problem with exFAT. If you use FAT32 and split your larger (4GB) roms, or trim them, you shouldn't get fragmentation errors. I might be wrong on this