Recover files from SD card?

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Jun 30, 2011

Recover files from SD card? by 8BitWalugi at 7:27 AM (3,390 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. 8BitWalugi
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    Alright, update on my DS2 worries, Nintendo say they're gonna return my SD card, at the cost that they're going to delete everything.

    So I'm wondering if there is a way to recover my files. Preferably my saves.

    Anyone know?
     


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    you dont back up every day?
     
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    Intresting...

    I've always wondered how these programs work.

    Oh right, what if they were deleted from another computer?
     
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    It might be possible, that is, if they don't decide to format the card.
     
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    If it's a quick format the files can still be gotten back.
     
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    Let's hope they do the lazy way. [​IMG]

    What about CTRL+A, Delete? I'm assume that's what a quick format is.
     
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    Possible. As long as they don't fill the whole cart with jibberish data, everything should be recoverable. If on the other hand they decide to put the whole card full of rubbish data, You Sir are screwed. :3


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    But i don`t think that nintendo is stupid
    I think that nintendo will write nulls to your sd-card
     
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    They're not THAT smart.

    My DSi's problem relates to the ribbon cable. I blew into 'R' too hard and loosened it, causing it to randomly shut off. They claim that the DS2's power drain is causing it, yet I've experienced it with my retail MKDS.
     
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    As mentioned, recuva is the bomb. I have used it to recover things that I deleted months, even years ago. It takes time, depending on the size of the disc/drive, so be patient if you use it.
     
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    I tried a recovery once but instead of getting any saves I only got moonshell files....
    [​IMG]

    Well, I hope you could recover something useful.
     
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    Alright, tomorrow's the day I get my DSi back, apparently repaired and everything. And my SD card, hopefully formatted incorrectly. I'll run a file recovery and hope for the best.
     
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    Use Glary Undelete, put your SD card in your computer's SD card slot, and do a scan. Hopefully you'll get at least 9/10 files (based off tests in my own)

    But if they wrote NULLS in the data sector your stuff was in... bye bye data [​IMG]
     
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    I have a 4GB MSD. How long do you estimate Recova will take? :/
     
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    Alright, I just got my DSi back. I haven't tested it yet, but my MSD is back. The drive name is the same, I'm not sure if they formatted it. I'm about to run Recuva now. Will post results.
     
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    Oh holy fuck you are kidding me!

    They didn't write nulls! I'm recovering my files right now! Jesus Christ this turned out better then I thought.

    Just a question, what do the little dots next to the files in Recuva mean? Red, orange and green dots.
     

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