Major Problem with R4DS - Odd folders/names etc...roms corrupted/chang

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  1. DarkMario616
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    I have no idea what happened, and I don't think I have much of a backup, but I'm pretty damn pissed.

    I turn on my DS, go to my roms folder, and see these odd directories with symbolic names.

    I'm like wtf, and shut it off.

    Put it in card reader, open up on laptop etc and there it is.

    Half [or more] of my roms have changed into empty folders with symbol things.

    And the sizes of the folders are > than 2 gb, but the card itself is only 2gb.

    ?!?

    Pic: http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/6496/r4dsvirusrx6.png

    Please help...what should I do...
     
  2. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    Seems like your only option is to reformat.
     
  3. DarkMario616
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    Gah, but is this normal? What the hell even happened? I just played Castlevania and shut it off, then an hour later I turn on my DS to this.
     
  4. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    Well that sometimes happens when the microsd corrupts.
     
  5. DarkMario616
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    Alright, time to format >_>...this really sucks. I can't even remember half of the ROMS I had, my time hollow save is gone [​IMG], etc...
     
  6. nathenlieu

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    that happend to me too!
    i had to reformat and get everything back *sob*
    Thats why know i have a backup folder on my pc
    i update it like every week lol
     
  7. DarkMario616
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    Yah, I need to start doing that again [I did it a long time ago, then forgot about it].

    Now my sister [7] will be pissed because her drawn to life spongebob save is gone >_>
     
  8. pokeboy100

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    Here is a tip :
    ONCE A MONTH FORMAT UR MICROSD
     
  9. agentgamma

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    Just reformat it and it should be fine.
    That happened to me once.
    There were a few files that appared to be 4 or 5 gbs even though I have a 2gb microsd [​IMG]