NOOOOOO!!! MY SAVES !!!

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  1. Upperleft
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    great! just great!
    i was playing Mario party , suddenly my R4 crashed
    opened my DS again, wanted to play Jump! Ultimate Stars
    when i press "A" to start the game , my R4 crashes [​IMG]
    then i realized that my R4 is dead
    ok , now i want to copy my saves to use on the new kart
    WTF?! it wont copy !!
    it tells me : "cannot copy xxxx the parameter is incorrect"

    what should i do now T_T
    i want my saves [​IMG]

    - i think the problem is from the MicroSD .. because all my themes are gone
     
  2. Destructobot

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    I don't recall what is the best way to recover files from a corrupted memory card (I'm sure someone will come along and tell you any minute now), but you shouldn't do anything at all with the card until you recover whatever files you can. Anything that is written to the card can destroy a lost file.
     
  3. Upperleft
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    and that means my memory card won't work anymore ?
    and thx [​IMG]
     
  4. Destructobot

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    No, your card probably just has a corrupted file table or something like that. A reformat should fix it, but that would also wipe away any chance of recovering your saves.

    The filesystem on your card may say that the space occupied by your save files is empty. This would allow any data written to the card to overwrite the lost save files. That is why you shouldn't use the card for anything until you have done whatever file recovery you intend to do.

    If you don't really care about recovering the save files, just format the card and it should be fine.
     
  5. Upperleft
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    So i have to format my SD to make it work ..
    thanks for the help
    but i want my saves [​IMG] so i can't format it until i recover my files
    sorry for being annoying [​IMG]
     
  6. arctic_flame

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    Google for "Memory card data recovery"

    If you're on linux, use phtotrec.
     
  7. Upperleft
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    found data doctor recovery
    downloaded it
    didn't work [​IMG]
    or maybe i don't know how to use it
     
  8. raulpica

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    Try "OnTrack Data Recovery" and "GetDataBack". Works great for me.

    Also try to do a check on the microSD using Paragon Partition Manager. Maybe there's some problem with the partition. Also, Paragon Partition Manager includes a File Explorer, so if you can access the files from there, you can also save them.
     
  9. FrozenOne23

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    You could try making an image of the MicroSD cart, mount it and try recovering it that way.
     
  10. Upperleft
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    onTrack didn't work , GDB didn't work
    but with PPM i manged to copy most of the save files
    thank you thank you thank you [​IMG]
     
  11. Upperleft
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    and how do i do this ?
     
  12. Dardon

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    Don't take this as being a mean comment, but I suggest you invest time into backing up your saves to a second medium (a hard drive, floppy, flash drive, CD etc) on a regular basis. I always make sure to do so every time I add a new game or after a certain amount of time.
     
  13. raulpica

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    Nothing [​IMG]
     
  14. arctic_flame

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    WinHex and/or hex workshop can do this.

    On Linux you can just do it... sigh, why is Linux so superior)
     
  15. Kamiyama

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    I just deleted my PSP saves by accident. [​IMG] Oh well, there was only almost one hunder saves. What we learned? Always do backups once per week.

    Edit: Couple of typos.
     
  16. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I still see a typo! And fix'd. I haven't backed up my saves in... forever. Better do it now. Or later. [​IMG]
     
  17. Upperleft
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    thanks guys for your help
    but i have one last problem

    it won't format [​IMG]
    i'm sure this computer is playing tricks with me!
     
  18. Shelleeson

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    i'm here....silly.
    if you have a phone that takes the same size card format it in there or try a different card reader.

    i learned the hard way after twice losing 25 hours of constant game play in pokemon pearl that you should always back up around every day or so (if you are continually playing like i do). [​IMG]
    i've got corrupted files on my card at the moment and they are fine (they copied themselves across when i put on the 3 in 1 software) but i can't get them off without a format so they'll stay there until i can spend the whole day doing a format and re-putting all the files on. [​IMG]
     
  19. Upperleft
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    Upperleft Namcoholic

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    i usually backup my saves ...
    then i stopped for a month i think ,
    thx for your help [​IMG]
     
  20. Hit

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    No what you should have learned is go retail