I cant copy/add/delete games from my miniSD card

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  1. XtremeResident
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    Eveytime i put my minisd in the card reader and want to do somethign such as ADD/DELETE/CUT/COPY, or even FORMAT the SD card again, it gives me an error saying its write protected.. even when i try to reformat!!

    can anyone help me on this asap?

    thanks!
     
  2. DjFIL

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    i don't know the miniSD card, but make sure the card, and sd adapator (if there is one) both don't have their lil write protect tab shifted in to lock.
     
  3. XtremeResident
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    btw im using a mini sd supercard.

    thanks
     
  4. legendofphil

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    It could be your card reader, try it in a different USB port if possible, if not keep trying the card.
     
  5. Jeomite

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    a shot in the dark...
    but try formatting (using the force command & full format) in DOS...
     
  6. Dirtie

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    I had the exact same problem with one of mine - turns out it just wasn't making contact properly.

    Try this: when you insert it into your card reader, either gently press down on the top of the card, or up on the bottom and try and keep a little pressure on while you try deleting/etc.
     
  7. XtremeResident
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    Ok, well the lock slide on the SD adaptor is not on and there isnt such a switch on the mini SD itself.

    Jeomite: can you please provide step by step how to do that DOS thing?

    BTW, the card DOES show up in my computer, and i can see whats on it, but the second i try to actually do something (add/copy/delete) it wont let me.


    P.S. DS roms have 2 files, the .nds one and the .sav one. the .sav is where all your save games are stored right?
     
  8. Jeomite

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    Find out what driver letter your miniSD card is located by using My Computer. It should be a drive letter such as E:, F:, G:, H: etc.

    Open up DOS Prompt by clicking the Start Menu, choose Run. Type in CMD and press enter.

    Type in
    FORMAT /FS:FAT32

    Example if the miniSD is Drive Letter H:
    FORMAT H: /FS:FAT32

    The reason for the /FS:FAT32 command is because you would want the miniSD Card is use the FAT32 for best compatibility.

    Let me know if it did the trick. [​IMG]
     
  9. XtremeResident
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    ok, well my DS is charginbg now so when its done ill give it a try...

    but dindt i read somewhere that its supposed ot be the FAT formatting if using a supercard?
     
  10. Jeomite

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    You can use

    FORMAT /FS:FAT

    To enforce the FAT "Standard" File System as well if you prefer. [​IMG]
     
  11. faceless

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    i had a card with this same problem, and after checking in other readers/pc's and checking another miniSD in my reader, i determined the card was defective and had to RMA it
     
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    Make 100% sure the slider is all the way "up", and doesn't make contact with something inside the reader and slides back.
     
  13. XtremeResident
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    Jeomite, the DOS thing dindt work, it said it was write-protected there too.

    Any more suggestions?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dirtie

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    Did you even bother to read my post? Like I said, I had the exact same problems/error.
     
  15. XtremeResident
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    yes Dirtie, i tried your method, but it dindt work.

    like i said the device shows up on my PC. so i doubt theres a connection issue

    i just simply want to remove the write-protection thats on the card.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. cracker

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    It might be the adapter isn't making good contact on the miniSD and/or reader side. You might need a reader that supports miniSD directly.
     
  17. Burunduk

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    Problem - have M3-CF. Can not delete some files and directory in which they are. Wrong names, it sais. And they look like wrong, not ordinary symbols. So, how can i delete them?
     
  18. Vincent Vega

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    It looks like your CF card is corrupted. Backup your files and format again. It should work.
     
  19. Burunduk

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    i think, formatting isn't a perfect way. rewrite 2 gb? - no way. I'll wait.
    DOS, Linux, Safe mod, i want to try some of theese.
    Corrupted - dont' think so to. Wrong names are even in Afrika - wrong names.