Games folder has left the building.

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  1. Trekker1
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    Trekker1 Newbie

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    So my brother's AceKard2.1 is no longer showing his games folder as of this morning. Windows says it doesn't exist either, but the card's properties show that the disk space is still being used. I haven't tried any other operating systems to see if I can wrangle it, but that's next on my list. Has the SD card corrupted and he's out of luck, or is there some way to get anything back?

    Sorry my details are sparse, I'm running short on time, but any help would be great [​IMG]
     
  2. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    Maybe it's hidden? I mean it's a hidden folder
     
  3. coattails

    coattails GBAtemp Regular

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    This happened to me once with my __aio/ui folder. The whole folder just disappeared along with all my skins [​IMG] and windows couldn't read it either.

    It's because of mSD corruption and it went away went I formatted the card again. Don't think you can get your files back [​IMG]
     
  4. spark1223

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    Try chkdisk (go to properties on the drive, tools, then scan) it will sometimes recover files. The other is an unformat tool it may not get everything back and i dont know hoelw safe its to use on flash memory.
     
  5. MarioWaza

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    Try a recovery tool, Access Data Forensic Toolkit is really good, and free
     
  6. Trekker1
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    Trekker1 Newbie

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    I did check for hidden folders, and did a chkdsk, but I will try out that program you mentioned MarioWaza.

    Thanks so far everyone [​IMG]
     
  7. fearofshorts

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    When you get the files back (I recommend that you also try Recuva, btw) make sure that you still give it a reformat with the Panasonic SD formatter. Otherwise you'll just have similar problems coming back at you.
     
  8. dimmidice

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    you should always keep a backup of your entire folder on your HD if you don't want your files lost.
     
  9. Trekker1
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    Well looks like it isn't going to happen. Recuva had my hopes up when it found a handful of archives with numerical names that were in a nonexistant folder...but it was just old comic books haha

    I don't think this violates the rules, but is there anywhere to get save files? I know they're around for PC games, so I just kind of assumed the same for other platforms. If it needs to be sent via PM, I'm peachy with that.

    Thanks again though, I'm sure my brother appreciates the help
    I have no control over what other people do with their property.
     
  10. jak larnak

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    You can find a lot of save files on Filetrip.
     
  11. Phr3d13

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    I would try a disk recovery program like EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard (there's a lot of programs you can use)