How do I recover my .sav files?

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    I lost all of my .sav files when formatting with sd formatter, is there any way to recover those files?
     


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    Or a program that will do it for free?
     
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    Provided that you did not write data to the microSD card after formatting it you could try Recuva.
     
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    Yep. That should do the trick. Make sure you tick advanced mode and deep scan.
     
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    is the scan just free and it costs to recover? I'm tired of those.
     
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    Recuva is completely free.
     
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    i tried a different one, is costs, but I got a torrent and only a few of my "past time" games were recovered, not my whole Pokemon Black 2 file. Is there a maximum size of files that can be recovered? And has this happened to anyone else?
     
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    Recuva is free. Give it a try if you haven't already.

    No, but the bigger a file is, the less likely part of it won't be overwritten overtime.

    http://www.ehow.com/...very-works.html

    Nope, not me. Next time, make periodic backups and make sure you always backup your files before performing a format.
     
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    And how is it I back them up? When I tried, I highlighted everything I wanted to backup, then I sent them to desktop, then a new folder, I then Formatted the SDHC card with SD Formatter, then drug the files back into the sdhc card, but all of the folders were empty...


     
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    When you said if I did not write data onto the sdhc card after formatting it... What do you mean? I formatted it, then i realized everything was gone so I put the akaio back on it... After the re format, so am I in trouble that it won't work?
     
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    I am using recova to recover my lost .sav files. What option do I select for recovering the folders that I had my games in for my Acekard on AKAIO 1.8.9?
     
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    please do not start a second thread for the same issue. continue the discussion in your original thread.

    http://gbatemp.net/topic/331109-lost-all-sav-files-when-formatting/

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    putting akaio back on means you wrote new data to the card. this means you could have overwritten data that you are trying to recover.

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    So I can't recover them?
     
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    perhaps you should give it a go instead of being defeated by assumption. =)

    there is little chance that akaio would have overwritten every single bit of data that you wished to recover. if anything, you should be able to recover a great portion of the data.

    also, this very discussion has already been answered. read a few posts up to the comments Lacius left for you.

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    Well, I just don't know which option to choose.

    I tried the "Other" selection, only .bmp's were found

    Then I'm about to try the "Document" section.

    But what should I choose?!?


    ~~EDIT~~

    Should I select the "Compressed" option?
     
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    seems the answer is only a google search away.

    http://www.piriform.com/docs/recuva/using-recuva/advanced-mode/specifying-what-to-search-for

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    Well... Everything is gone.

    How do I properly backup my files?


     
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    Wow why didnt you just move your files in your micro SDHC Into the desktop?
    Also there is an AKAIO 1.9.0...
     
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    are you new to computers? backing up files means that you make duplicate copies. so with a flash kit you would mount the msd card, copy the files you want and then paste them somewhere on your computer. my suggestion would be a folder named and dated. ie: saves_7-22-12.

    if you are unsure about any 1 step then you would complete the backup by checking that the folder you created actually has the files before you start the formatting process.

    i would have thought that everything i just type would be blatantly obvious.

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