re-formatting

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Twiggy12, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Twiggy12
    OP

    Twiggy12 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Sep 23, 2008
    Aussie land (Australia)
    ok, i was playing ninjatown when it froze, so i restarted ds and i got sd/tf card error, i put sd into pc AND I NEED TO FORMAT IT!!! i really dont want to lose all my save files is there any way to keep using without format? or must i delete ALL my files?
     
  2. NDStemp

    NDStemp GBAtemp?! No! NDStemp

    Member
    627
    0
    Aug 30, 2008
    Canada
    Canada, Ontario
    Can't you just take out Ninjatown off your SD card? Then try if it works on the ds/flashcart
     
  3. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Member
    1,488
    1
    Dec 14, 2007
    ``orz
    I dont think he can since it wont load in the DS and it prompts to reformat when inserted in PC.
    Although i think there're programs that recovers files from corrupted memsticks. Sadly i dont really know much about them.
     
  4. Sandman00009

    Sandman00009 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    255
    0
    Mar 2, 2008
    United States
    copy and paste ur saves then format it
     
  5. Twiggy12
    OP

    Twiggy12 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Sep 23, 2008
    Aussie land (Australia)
    didnt you read? i cant open the sd card unless i format
     
  6. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    Which cart are you using?
     
  7. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Member
    1,488
    1
    Dec 14, 2007
    ``orz
    DUDE you make me laugh [​IMG]
    OBviously its the R4.
     
  8. Twiggy12
    OP

    Twiggy12 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Sep 23, 2008
    Aussie land (Australia)
    correctomundo

    SO U GONNA HELP OR WHAT!?
     
  9. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    Someone has a problem and how is it obvious that it was an R4?
     
  10. Twiggy12
    OP

    Twiggy12 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Sep 23, 2008
    Aussie land (Australia)
    can someone just answer the question and help?
     
  11. Porkdish

    Porkdish GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    335
    0
    Jul 6, 2007
    Google lists a lot of usb memory stick recovery programs, try some.

    Or mount the drive on a linux machine.
     
  12. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    Maybe try to see if you can access your card by using a different computer?
     
  13. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Member
    4,132
    217
    Aug 14, 2007
    ‭jerkland
    Look at what section this is.

    GBAtemp.net > Nintendo DS Discussions > NDS - Flashing Hardware and Software > R4 DS


    OP, you'll have to reformat the card. It's the only way.

    I know how you feel though, I lost a 4GB MS Pro Duo with a load of PSP Game saves on it the other day. Feels bad, man.
     
  14. CorruptedAngel

    CorruptedAngel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    128
    0
    Aug 5, 2008
    Yorkshire
    your best bet is to open it on a linux box.... you can download a live cd for ubuntu boot ure pc off that then check, or use VMware player and a virtual ubuntu machine
     
  15. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    Hmmm guess I forgot about that oh well......But this thread is pointless now since he already formated his card so [​IMG]
     
  16. jagerstaffel

    jagerstaffel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    129
    Aug 20, 2008
    United States
    Uhm, I don't mean to insult you, but I don't see anywhere that the OP formatted the card already. you might need some sleep, buddy [​IMG]

    And, to help the OP, I have what you could use. TestDisk, at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk is a free recovery program that really worked in my experience, as a ROM flasher for Windows Mobile devices I really don't know what I'd do without this program. Don't get conned by those software you have to pay just to recover files, this one will do it splendidly.

    Now I advise to carefully read everything about the program on that site, to avoid really clearing your card. To play it safe, I recommend using a program called Active @ Recovery, available at http://www.partition-recovery.com/ Although it's a trial, it's merely to see if the partition still exists (and it will find it, in most cases you might still be able to see the exact same files on the card). Then follow it with TestDisk and remember to read the instruction carefully when you restore files from the card (the files will be in the folder where you extracted TestDisk.)

    Hope it helps [​IMG]
     
  17. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Member
    4,132
    217
    Aug 14, 2007
    ‭jerkland
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=112990
     
  18. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States

    He posted that fact in another part of the forum [​IMG]
     
  19. jagerstaffel

    jagerstaffel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    129
    Aug 20, 2008
    United States
    Well that sucks [​IMG] OP should have posted here and said so, and like, close this thread or something. Now excuse me while I kindly delete my previous post [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  20. ComplicatioN

    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

    Member
    844
    4
    Aug 23, 2008
    Thousand Sunny
    try a recovery program