owiki delete everything on my ak2

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by jaywilson, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. jaywilson

    jaywilson GBAtemp Fan

    May 29, 2008
    Western Australia
    hey i have ak2 and 1gb kentiston memory card,
    and i was trying to get that homebrew brower owiki or whatever to work
    and it didnt and the screen went red and white
    so i turn my ds off
    then on,

    and it said system file missing,

    so i put the sd card into my computer and everything have been deleted

    excpet some file with a weird symbol on it
    and it says its 3,5gb which makes no sense on a 1gb card

    i lost all my saves which i had no backups off
    im so devostated

    should i delete this file?

    or will it help me recover my files?

    i the file was just giberish i had to format the card to get rid of it,
    but now the download link for bliss OS is down and i have to use the other one in the meantime
  2. Sweater Fish Del

    Sweater Fish Del GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 8, 2006
    United States
    If you had run chkdsk on the card, you could have recovered the contents.

    Remember that for next time. This is a bug in libfat, the homebrew development library that accesses the card's FAT, a corruption of this sort will happen sometimes when running homebrew (though it seems much much less common these days than in the previous versions of libfat). Running chkdsk recovers the contents of the card because only the table of contents was corrupted, not the data itself.

    ...word is bondage...
  3. jaywilson

    jaywilson GBAtemp Fan

    May 29, 2008
    Western Australia
    thank you
    even though it was so late

    next time
    i will backup my saves

    and exhaust my options before formating.