My new Mac just killed my MicroSD card...?

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Jun 23, 2007
  1. Stu L Tissimus
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    I just plugged my MicroSD card into my Mac for the first time. I was not using the crappy reader that came with my M3 Simply (I know, I know, R4DS forum), but a Dazzle* reader. The card is a Kingston 1GB Taiwan. Then I went over to my PC so I could edit the cheat.dat for the EBA characters in Ouendan 2. And I was greeted with this:

    http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2821/goddamnitcu2.jpg (Message written in a fit of anger.)
    To make sure my Windows machine wasn't being retarded I went back to my Mac:
    http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3108/screenshot1vj0.png

    Okay, so first of all, in Windows, I can't even upen the GAMES" folder. That used to be named Games. What the hell? And even weirder, on the Mac... I try and click on it and it physically disappears from the Finder. I try renaming it in the Terminal and it says that no such file or folder exists.

    I'm..... I'm really confused and sad and angry right now [​IMG] :'( [​IMG]

    My poor Pokemon must miss me. And my beautiful Ouendan 2.... Gone, gone gone!
     
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    Weirdest problem ever. I don't really have a solution, I'm just here to say that I haven't had any problems with my card on my Mac (1GB Kingston J, OS X 10.4.9, using the reader that came with the R4). It never hurts to reformat, and I'd suggest using the PC if you've got it. Ah, a question for you: what version of OSX are you running? I ask because that screencap of the Finder window looks nothing like mine, and I'm running the most up to date official release. Did you manage to get a preview copy of Leopard, or do you have a skin program running on it?
     
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    Just a skin program (although I am using a Leopard mimic skin [​IMG])

    And I know it's not the Mac's fault, since I've loaded mine up on my school's computers and it worked fine.
     
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    Then the only other Mac end problem I could see would be pulling the reader out before ejecting the card in Finder, but I'm going to assume you know about that. Any input from the PC guys?
     
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    Then the only other Mac end problem I could see would be pulling the reader out before ejecting the card in Finder, but I'm going to assume you know about that.

    Erm.... ahem...... god damnit. After using Windows for so long and learning that ejecting is for losers, it would appear that I'm responsible for my own torment. D:
     
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    it never hurts to follow directions [​IMG]
     
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    The question remains, which I'll leave to you normal people not online at 2AM: Any way to fix it?
     
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    One way that probably will not work: Cut and paste the folders you want to your desktop before reformatting your card
    One way that probably will work: Just format your card. Go to google and search for a program called "Final Recovery" and download it. After formatting your card, run Final Recovery to recover the files lost during the formatting process.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    ZAF, you've really saved me. Final Recovery did the trick!

    I'm suspecting that the MBR or MFT was somehow corrupted, since all the files were still there. Hmmm.
     
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    What is blurred out in the mac pic?
     
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    You being nosy really annoys me rofl. it's hit name 100% sure of it.
     
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    this is weird . the only problem ivee ever had with my r4 and my mac is when i pull it out before ejecting it in finder. then ill get a essage stating i will loose data like that
     
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    hat happened to my flash drive! lol, i couldnt get it fixed ;(
     
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    The crappy reader would have killed the microSD card. The same thing happened on my PC, when I used the included card reader. My kingston taiwan microsd would no longer work. It wouldn't even be detected in any card reader.
     
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    He did a nice job blurring it out, since you can still see it in the sidebar >.>

    Wittek... sounds Polish?

    Are you Polish? Jestes Polak?
     

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