M3 Sakura 1.11 deleted all my Files! WHAT THE HELL!

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Jul 15, 2008
  1. Oath
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    So I was running snemulDS on my M3 real equipped with a 2GB sandisk and sakura ver 1.11 and when I turned my DS off and turned it back on, ALL my files were gone....

    What caused it? Can I get my files back, even after I formated my SD card?
     
  2. AXYPB

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    Is your card still readable by your computer? As in, are you asked to format it when you plug it in, or are you able to open it but see nothing inside?
     
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    I think you turned it off when the game was "saving". I turned off my retail SimCity DS game while it was saving once and all my progress was deleted, which sucked. I could be wrong, this was just my experience.
     
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    Yeeah, my computer still reads it, and it doesnt ask me if I want to format it.
     
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    I assume then that you can access and read your files. Does the M3 Real itself (not the firmware) give an error when you try to use the card, such as "No SD card found"?
     
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    No no no, my M3 reads the SD card just fine, the only error Ive gotten is the "no system folder found", obviously because my SD cards memory was wiped.
     
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    What card reader and OS are you using?
     
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    If your computer can still see the files, copy all of the stuff you want off, format the card, and then put a fresh set of system files and the rescued files back on.
     
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    They can't see any files, that's the point.

    The FAT table was overwritten, probably by a bad cache pointer to a direct disk sector or something similar. Try one of the disk recovery programs (paragon comes to mind) and see if you can get your files back BEFORE formatting it, there is at least a small chance then.

    Made it a habit a long time ago, backup everything with *.sav to my PC when I happen to have my sd in, has saved me tonnes of time in the long run, when homebrew or loader errors crop up.
     
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    That's a good point. If nothing else, backup at least your homebrew and save files, preferably in serialized RAR archives with recovery records.
     

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