My n3ds sd card has deleted everything (WTF IS GOING ON)

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  1. Iwatofujo
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    Hello !

    I need help about something : I use the homebrew launcher (n3ds-11.3) since months and it never got any issue.

    I just installed JKSM and exctracted a save file, and when I put my sd card in my pc, everything was deleted.

    There was just two folders I've never seen remaining on it, the folder "-" and the folder "m" (take a look at the screenshot)

    please help !
     

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  2. Ichiriki

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    Thats weid af, can u take a screenshot of whats inside that 2 folders?
     
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    To me, it looks like the sd card has corrupted.
     
  5. ScarletDreamz

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    Pretty much a corrupted / fake sd card.
    Sorry bro.
     
  6. Iwatofujo
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    Well, my computer language is french but it says something like "E:/m isn't available [useless blah blah stuff] if the location is not found, it means it was maybe deleted or changed"
    PS : weird files also popped, I edited the post
     

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  7. GerbilSoft

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    You could try using http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk to recover some data. Other than that, it looks like the filesystem was corrupted.

    What card is it? (Brand, model, size, possibly a photo)
     
  8. ScarletDreamz

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    Again, its a corrupted / fake sd card, this happens.

    Files are created and renamed automatically to garbage.
    Example

    "*&^lkljbnohju&*^(569yghjuv^YT"

    or even

    ":___-_":';':./';,"

    So yeah. its corrupted, everything is lost , sad to say.
     
  9. The Real Jdbye

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    Your memory card got corrupted, it could possibly be a fake card.
    First of all, don't put the card back in the 3DS and don't copy or change anything on the card.
    You can possibly recover your files with a tool such as Recuva (free) or GetDataBack (works better, but costs money, unless you know where to look :tpi:, however I've tried all of the free tools and sometimes only GetDataBack works), but if you change anything on the card it's likely to corrupt even more data.
    Whatever you end up using, make sure you store the recovered files on a different drive, don't write them back to the card.

    Only after you have successfully recovered your files, or exhausted all options and given up, you should run h2testw to test the card and make sure it's not a fake.
    If it passes successfully, format it, copy your data back on and continue using it, as it should be safe to use, BUT it might be a good idea to make backups regularly anyway (at least of your save data) in case it happens again.
    If it fails the test, it's junk. Get your money back, as you got ripped off.
     
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    Recuva doesn't work (remember I tried :) ) getdataback grabbed 100% of my sd card when it happened to me a week or so back. That's as long as this guy hasn't formatted his sd card already
     
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    It might work for him even though it didn't work for you.