How to re-format my SD

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by shayminSKY, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. shayminSKY

    shayminSKY Advanced Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    United States
    Ok, i'm a bit of a noob at this but my r4's suddenly got weird files in the system folder with all sorts of charaters and numbers. so i wanna re-format it. But I DONT KNOW HOW. pLZ HELP ME!!
  2. GolenSun550

    GolenSun550 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    United States
    far away from you
  3. overlord00

    overlord00 A motherfucking birdplane

    Sep 12, 2009
    panasonic sd formatter
  4. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    Ill make this simple:

    1) Load your SD card into your PC, this is usually done by taking it out of your card, putting it in the reader, and then using one of your USB ports of your PC/laptop/netbook

    2) My computer - Removable Devices - you should see your micro SD memory from there

    3) once you see it, right click, and hit format

    4) check the quick format box

    5) get the latest firmware for your R4 here

    6) extract files using the popular program Winrar , if you dnt have it its here

    7) once files are extracted copy paste/cut paste them over to the SD

    8) now put all the games you want on the SD

    9) safely remove the micro SD

    10) insert it in R4, load it up, and play

    ... Top tip, you can avoid data corruption in the future by properly shutting down a game, as in dnt turn it off when its saving etc. Also refrain from hitting the top of the card whilst gaming etc.

    Have a Nice Day.