multiple Nintendo 3ds folders on sd card root ?!

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  1. hamohamo
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    For some reason, I have 7 nintendo 3ds folders .theyre all the same folder and if i delete one they're all deleted .I'm pretty sure they are the same but why is this happening
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  2. Ryccardo

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    Filesystem corruption? You can't have files/folders with the same name in the same path anyway...
     
  3. hamohamo
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    it was always this way . never bothered me except when i wanted to backup my sd card
     
  4. DarkFlare69

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    there's something wrong with your sd card. you can't have files with the same name in the same path. Type J:\Nintendo 3DS\ into Windows explorer and see which one it takes you to.
     
  5. hamohamo
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    Theyre all the same ,theres no difference between all of them .
     
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    In that case, copy all of the files on your SD card except for 6 out of 7 of the folders to a safe location and then format it. If this doesn't solve the problem, I'd recommend getting a new SD card since this one doesn't seem reliable
     
  7. hamohamo
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    well thats what i did ,but im actually afraid of losing everything .
     
  8. Dat-Boi

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    Just backup the whole SD card (all the 3ds files) to your pc and try copying just one 3ds folder to your SD at a time.
    You shouldn't lose anything as I have backed up my SD and formatted and just copyd all my stuff back to it
    and I never lost a single file.
    BTW There's a better chance of you losing data to the old SD than there is restoring it.
     
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    well there were like 2 nintendo 3ds folders then they became 4 and now theyre 7 since i bought the sd card. but this sd card was actually fine since i bought it. never made any problems for me.
     
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    as the guy above me said, you won't lose anything if you back it all up and then format. you just put the files back after formatting.
     
  11. RosaliinaDaHacker64

    RosaliinaDaHacker64 3DS font intermediate/expert

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    F:\gm9\out
    Try using the following command prompt:
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    chkdsk J: /r /f
     
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  12. Dat-Boi

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    I'm not saying the SD itself is bad, just the filesystem may be corrupted.
    Just try doing what I said before and it should fix your problem.
     
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    ok ill do it
     
  14. TheDarkGreninja

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    A format is probably the only likely fix.
     
  15. hamohamo
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    also guys is this normal?
    im pretty sure i only have 14.8gb available
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  16. Dat-Boi

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    I can't tell what that is cuz I'm not familiar with the units it's using.
    Just backup and format bro.
     
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    Have you tried accessing the 3DS using FTP or the MicroSD Management application to see if it is a read issue with the SD card reader? I doubt it, but checking couldn't hurt.