MicroSD card died out of the blue... but it still shows it's half full!

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  1. Goloki
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    So, eh... I need help. My microSD apparently just died out of nowhere? I used my A9HL N3DS just a few minutes ago to play Badge Arcade. I turned it off and removed the microSD card because I wanted to move some CIAs and... nothing shows up on it! The weirdest thing is that it is still full of stuff:

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    Obviously, my N3DS doesn't even turn on, because it can't find the A9HL files... even though everything is still occupying space on the card.

    Does anyone know what I can do? I could restore the CFW, but I don't think I have a recent backup of everything I had in there...
     
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    Weird things can happen when flash memory gets corrupted. See if you can recover the files with a data recovery tool like Recuva (free) or GetDataBack (paid, but I'm sure you can find a copy :ninja: )
    It won't be able to recover your emuNAND though, if you have one.
     
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    Thanks. I'm using Recuva at the moment and it looks promising: 2658 files recovered so far. I'm using Updated sysNAND, so it's OK if I can't recover my emuNAND :P
     
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    After that's done, it would be a good idea to run a drive checking tool to see whether there's anything wrong with the MicroSD card, or if it's safe to reformat and continue using it.
     
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    After you finish with recuva, I'd recommend using hw2test to insure your micro sd is the actual size it says it is, corruption like that can occur with fake micro sd cards (cards that report they're a size bigger then they are, i.e it would say it's 128gb, but it's really a 2gb flash chip). Just run hw2test after you format the micro sd.
     
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    Fixed that for you ;)
     
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    Thanks, was like half asleep lol.