is it possible to retrieve a deleted save game?

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  1. Bladexdsl
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    so i decided to backup my ss save on an sd card cos i needed room and had to delete some saved games so i did that. but when i went to put the save game back somehow the fucking sd card got corrupted! now my save is gone is there anyway or any program that can get it back like them progs on the pc that can retrieve deleted stuff?
     


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    Is that for the Nintendo DS?

    Did you make a back up folder for your files? If not, well...bad news. There's no way to retrieve them back. You could at least replace your SD Card cause sometimes its the SD card that causes the corruption.
     
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    no for the wii
     
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    Well ignore the DS part on my reply.

    As I was saying, maybe the SD Card itself was the problem. I'm really sorry but there's no way to get it back. But there may be some advanced programs out there that could. I dunno. Next time, create a back up for your files.
     
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    If you delete a file, it's not gone forever, it's only marked to be deleted and may be overwritten by any data on the card. The corruption however, makes things worse, because the file ain't what it was before, thus programs might not recognize it as a valid file. Most file recovery programs can retrieve deleted files, and sometimes corrupt files, the biggest drawbacks of these programs are that they usually only work with common file types, like jpegs or word docs. It's not impossible to retrieve the data, however, if you want to do it for free, it will cost you a lot of time and effort to retrieve the data and piece it back together. you can also contact a company that will retrieve your data, however, the prices can be insane, especially for a file as small as a save file.

    tl;dr Not impossible, but will cost you either a lot of time, or a lot of money
     
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    try recurva

    I retrieved a deleted savegame from my emulated nand with it.
     
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    how do you use that on the wii though? the sd card is completely stuffed it wont even load on my computer. sandisk piece of shit :hateit:
     
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    sandisk makes the best sd cards... but that doesn't mean they have a 0% failure rate, lol.

    It doesn't run on the Wii, everyone is trying to help u recover the gamesave that was backed up to the now corrupted sd card.

    Unless u have a nand backup of your Wii before deleting the savefile, your only chance at recovering it is by retrieving it from the corrupted sd card. And if u don't have a nand backup... u should make one asap. There aren't any tools to recover deleted gamesaves from the Wii directly.
     
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    o well there goes me playing hard mode than the sd card is completely fried.
     
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    XFlax is right

    if you cant get in your SD card, I reccomend using something like MiniTool Partition Wizard to retrieve the lost partition
     
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    The SD card is not unusable. Try connecting your SD card to your pc first, run a recovery program and see if it detects the SD card (if it ain't recognized by windows, most recovery programs still recognize it as an SD card). If you format your SD card, you can use it, unless it still won't work after formatting or if you get CRC errors from recovery programs. Only format AFTER you tried recovering your files, you might actually be able to save the files.
     
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    it's not even detecting the card nothing happens when i insert it now in my wii or pc. the wii fried my card! :O

    no nand backup i usually only backup nand b4 i add a new IOS.
     
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    Like already stated, even if nothing appears to happen when you insert the card, a lot of recovery programs can still access it.
     
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    that doenst matter... download minitool partition wizard and try to recover the partition with it
     
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    i tried partition wiz nothing no detection
     
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    so.. you cant even format it, am I right?

    if that the case... your sd is probably dead
     
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    yep it's fried
    fuck it no hard mode for me than.
     
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    the hard mode retains your inventory? hearts and stuff?
    if not... download a completed savegame
     
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    No. However, you keep all materials you have gathered. But thats all.
     
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    i can't find any
     
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