Micro SD Dead - How do i recover?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by NEO-BAHAMUT-, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. NEO-BAHAMUT-
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    NEO-BAHAMUT- GBAtemp Regular

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    So I turned my 3DS on today to find my MicroSD card is dead. I've tried several methods to get the data back but I cannot get anything to even read the card.

    So I've got a new MicroSD card. How do I restore everything I need back on my new card? I've got luma installed (Although no icon as it was on my old MicroSD card) and I had a few other apps but the main thing is getting the core directories and files back on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. zacchi4k

    zacchi4k GBAtemp Maniac

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    I'm afraid if you can't get anything to read the SD card (like it doesn't even show up in your PC), you'll have to look for a professional data recovery solution, and those are not cheap
     
  3. TurdPooCharger

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    • See if the program Recuva can read and salvage whatever files are on your card. Ignore what Windows File Explorer says in not being able to identify it.
    • If you have EmuNAND on that dead card, you may copy it over to your new card using MiniTool Wizard Partition.
    • Before using your new card, always check that there's nothing wrong with it in a Full Write + Verify Test using H2testw.
    • Make sure the SD card is formatted in FAT32 + 32 KB cluster size, MBR disk, and Primary partition. IF your card is at least 128 GB, you can get away with using 64 KB cluster size.
    • From now on, follow the best practice in backing up your game saves with Checkpoint and/or JKSM.
     
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  4. zacchi4k

    zacchi4k GBAtemp Maniac

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    That's assuming the card can still be read tho, also Recuva never worked for me, I always use EaseUS Recovery Wizard (although you have to "buy" it)
     
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  5. wyattberryhill

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    Do you have a micro sd card alone or an adapter too?
     
  6. NEO-BAHAMUT-
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    Ok, perhaps I made a thread with the wrong title.

    How or what files do I need to make my 3DS back to how it was before? IE Luma etc. Is there a pack to download to extract to the new MicroSD?
     
  7. TurdPooCharger

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    Ah, here you go.
    Edit - This is cheat guide is to get you restarted if your 3DS was hacked before with boot9strap. Restoring your games and saves is something you have to do yourself.
     
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