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

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by DarkMario616, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    846
    Country:
    United States
    Seems like your only option is to reformat.
     
  3. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    846
    Country:
    United States
    Well that sometimes happens when the microsd corrupts.
     
  5. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Newcomer nathenlieu Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Country:
    United States
    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
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Newcomer pokeboy100 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    Here is a tip :
    ONCE A MONTH FORMAT UR MICROSD
     
  9. agentgamma

    Member agentgamma I dont know what to put here

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    876
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Country:
    Antarctica
    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]
     

Share This Page