Help! Almost everything dissapeared from home menu.

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  1. kingdragonex
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    Before anything, I never really post anything on here so sorry if I make any formatting mistakes or the like.

    A few minutes ago, I was going through fbi and the default data management section of system settings to delete some games that weren't loading properly (they would be stuck on the red 3ds screen after launching them forever).
    After I was done deleting the games, I went back to the home menu, and everything other than the pre-installed 3ds games such as system settings and mii maker, as well as my dsiware games were gone.

    I've tried reinserting the sd card, updating luma, and updating b9s. The games and homebrew applications still don't show.

    If I go into system settings and view software in the data management section, the system is able to recognize that things like homebrew, fbi and anemone (new themely) are installed.

    pleases help me!

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    SYSTEM DETAILS:
    - New 3DS (not xl) NA version
    - Update 11.8.0-41U
    - Luma v9.1 (supposedly) installed
    - Using a 32 gb Lexar microSD formatted to FAT32

    SUMMARY OF ISSUE:
    - When I turn on the 3ds and the homescreen shows up, everything other than the default 3ds applications (system settings, mii maker, face raiders, etc. and a few dsiware games are gone.
    - All homebrew Apps including, but not limited to FBI, Homebrew launcher, and Luma updater, as well as all of my previously downloaded games from the eShop (excluding dsiware games) are gone from the home menu.
    - I can't access homebrew by selecting: switch the hb. title to the current app, via the rosalina menu on app/game installed.
    - System Settings can't detect ANYTHING about the sd card under System Settings -> Data Management. It just shows a message saying "There is no accessible software data".

    STEPS LEADING TO THE ISSUE:
    - I was trying to launch a few games like birdmania 3D and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of ages, they would be stuck on the loading screen showing a red 3ds screen forever.
    - After backing up the save data for the games that weren't launching, used FBI to delete the titles and tickets of the games I knew weren't working so that I could re-download the games and restore the save data.
    - After deleting the titles and tickets, I went back to the home menu and the issue began :cry::cry::cry:

    SUMMARY OF WHAT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED TO FIX SO FAR:
    - I've tried accessing homebrew through the rosalina menu, when I launch the app I inject homebrew into, the apps just launch normally. No results.
    - I've formatted the sd card, copied my files over, and re-inserted the sd card, no results.
    - I've tried to do an update of b9s, no results.
    - I've inserted the sd card with VANILLA FILES ONLY, no results.

    OTHER DETAILS:
    - Earlier,
    - the sd card shows the same behavior and shows the same "There is no accessible software data" in the data management -> 3ds -> software section of system settings on 2 other 3ds', a 3dsxl and an original 3ds. (both non cfw)
    - I am able to download games from the eShop onto the sd card and play them, but without the save data backups loaded from the sd card (they aren't detected under System Settings -> Data Management -> 3ds -> Save-Data Backup).

    EDIT: I found the issue and what appears to be the only possible solution. Look at my last post on the thread.
     
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  2. NFates

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    Backup whatever might still be on your SD card, format it as FAT32 with 32kb using guiformat and check for errors using H2testw.
     
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    Please tell me if I did anything wrong,
    - I backed up the sd card
    - On guiformat, I formatted the sd card to fat32 with an allocation unit size of 65536 (whatever that means...)
    - On H2testw, I chose all availible space for data volume and I did the write + verify test. The test verified without errors.
     
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    Format it with a cluster size of 32768 unless your card is 128GB or bigger.

    You didn't restore a NAND backup or an old SD card backup, right? What happens if you install one of the games that didn't load and import their seed (FBI > Titles > the game > Import Seed)?
     
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    As far as I'm aware, I never restored a NAND backup on the system. As of now, I can't access FBI.

    I also reformatted the sd card to 32768 :3
     
  6. NFates

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    You didn't format your console either and then restored a SD card backup, right?

    Put this .3dsx file on your 3ds folder, open Download Play, press L + Down + Select, go to Miscellaneous > Switch hb. title to the current app, close Download Play, open it again and you should be on the Homebrew Launcher. Open FBI and try what I said.
     
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    Also, I copied the files back onto the sd card and inserted it again just for a test, there's still nothing appearing on the home menu

    In the data management section of system settings, it no longer shows anything under software/dlc/save data

    I tried doing the injection for download play, when I open download play, it's not homebrew.
     
  8. NFates

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    Doesn't it say "operation succeeded" or something along those lines?

    The most likely cause of all your problems is your adapter, assuming you have one. Try with another one.
     
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    I tried it again with health and safety information, it said operation successful for both, but homebrew doesn't load for either.
     
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    Update: I was playing around on streetpass and it turns out that the 3ds is able to detect the card, it just refuses to read it. Idk why this is, pls help <3
     
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  12. kingdragonex
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    what adapter?
     
  13. NFates

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    Do you have a MicroSD card? What model is your console?
     
  14. kingdragonex
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    I have a lexar 32gb microsd, new 3ds.
     
  15. NFates

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    Then it is either hardware damage or something I haven't thought of (or don't know about at all). Maybe you should try with another SD card.

    Good luck troubleshooting!
     
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    I added more details in the first post, I have no idea what to do.
     
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    Thx for helping me, the problem's solved now.
     
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    UPDATE (SOLUTION):

    After doing a bit of research, turns out that somehow, my Nintendo3DS file was deleted from my SD card entirely. The Nintendo3DS file contains all installed CIAs, games and savedata so losing it is a pretty big blow. There's a program for PCs called Recuva that can possibly recover deleted files from storage devices, unfortunately for me, it turned up nothing useful. I hope my findings can help somebody else if they find themselves in a similar situation. BACKUP YOUR NINTENDO3DS FILE OFTEN!!!!!
     
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