Lost all saves!

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by jellytot, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. jellytot

    jellytot Newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    Hi All.

    I turned on my DS today, and all the saves for all the games on the card are gone, including saves for GBA games I have on the card. All games load like I have never played them before.

    What happened to all of my saves? I have a Kingston mini-SD.

    New saves seem to work. But like I said, all of my previous saves are gone.

    I sometime swap the card between my DS and my GBA, if that may have anything to do with it.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Is it the card not seeing them:
    In this case assuming you are not messing around with the new beta loaders (if you are downgrade) I would suggest taking the card out and copying the data off then formatting it before copying it back (check it is called saver as well).
    Or is your computer not detecting the saves?
    If this is the case I would first blame a FAT error in which case you have pretty much lost them and then a error on the card in which case you have definitely lost them.

    Edit to reply to post below:
    Yeah it is a FAT format you need as opposed to FAT32, if you do it from the command line or from services you can also format with64K clusters which can improve performance:
  3. jellytot

    jellytot Newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    No, I wasn't messing around with loaders. I just turned on my DS and tried a game, but all saves were gone. I tried other games and all saves were gone for all games.

    I just want to make sure this does not happen again. Tommorrow I'll reformat the card and reload all games.

    I format to FAT, NOT FAT32 right?

  4. zragnarok

    zragnarok GBAtemp Regular

    May 21, 2006
    United States
    i had the same thing happen.. no idea what caused it
  5. KidIce

    KidIce Smart Ass

    Dec 22, 2005
    United States
    It usually comes from aborting or powering down while a save is being written to the SD.