i formatted my micro sd card because it was corrupted!

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  1. lionati
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    i formatted my micro sd card because it was corrupted! unfortunately, all nds rom and sav files are deleted! is there any way i can recover my sav files?(i have the roms but i need the sav files otherwise i must start all the games from the begining!!!)thanks in advance!
     


  2. Lilith Valentine

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    Try with this software
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  4. lionati
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    i only found some wav files ,not sav files!
    as far as nekokun, the card recovery program is for cameras and only for images/videos!!! thanks though!
    "a gay little cat":are u sure u got ur files back with this program?
     
  5. smashbro

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    question is why didn't you take them out if you were formatting >.>. NOt trying to be rude or anything
     
  6. injected11

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    You're meant to use the recovery programs after corruption, before formatting. You apparently didn't back up your files before you formatted, so you're screwed.
     
  7. GreatZimkogway

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    If the card was corrupt, then there's a good chance that the files were corrupt as well.

    Tip for OP and anyone: Regularly backup your save files onto a computer... Better to lose some progress, rather then all...
     
  8. lionati
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    i wasnt planning on formatting.the micro sd suddenly (as i was putting the new m3i 4.7g system in sd card) got corrupted .then windows couldnt open any file in my sd card. it said that they were corrupted or destroyed,so i decided to format the card.
    ps:i neither could copy nor delete any file after my sd card got corrupted! im so sad i lost all my files,games,videos...
     
  9. injected11

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    Did you properly "eject" the microSD, or did you just yank it out of your comp like 90% of the people that open corruption threads here?
     
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    sometimes that happens even if its not true. I have had that happen to me. I put my microsd in and it said corrupt pulled it back out and pushed back in and it worked fine.
     
  11. GreatZimkogway

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    I do this! XD Haven't gotten a corruption yet, though I do keep sav file backups.
     
  12. lionati
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    no i didnt do that "injected",although i had done it one time before but not this time.it happened suddenly.so the question remainS:IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?
     
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  14. Tanas

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    The M3 puts it saves in the root of the SD card so I dont think that you'll be able to recover them, I found in the past that all file recovery programs that i've tried will only recover files that where in directories and not the root.
     
  15. lionati
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    thats true "tamas".the same happens with me!
     
  16. smashbro

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    try shadowexplore
     
  17. injected11

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    1) Start your save files over. They are unrecoverable now due to you formatting it.

    2) Start making back-up copies of save files by copying them to a comp every week, month, whatever.

    3) Right click -> Eject, then wait for it to stop blinking EVERY time you remove the microSD from your comp.
     
  18. lionati
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    ok,merci beaucoup "injected".at least now i can play yugioh wc2010 rom.
     
  19. Dark^'^Knigh

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    There are msd card recovery programs that DO work, even after formatting....but, like a previous poster said, they only seem to be any good at recovering most of the lost image files - unlikely they would recover .nds / .sav files, as the infamous GLCB claims to have achieved.
     
  20. Lilith Valentine

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    I only got some of the files to be correct. (I said most before, I know. So I corrected myself, happy?) Still nothings ever perfect and that was only once.
    It was only a suggestion since i had some luck when I used it, it's not like I am doing anything different from the other people suggesting programs on this thread