Recovering files from a damaged microSD card?

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  1. astrangeone
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    I love Fantasy Life, and I was just wondering if I could recover my save from that busted card (was using an adapter to make it into an actual SD card).

    I began getting errors (saying that the SD card wasn't recognized a week ago). I managed to get another card this week, and I was doing a transfer to my laptop and it gave me an error and stopped working completely. The computer now wants to format it when it sees it.

    I used a recovery tool (Recovery Robot) and it saw the files on it, but wanted me to register to get those files saved.

    The other software I used was Recuva and it didn't do the job at all. Didn't even see the file system.

    I need my Fantasy Life back. :P
     
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    Unfortunately, the card is pretty much dead. AFAIK, a majority of the time, when an SD card is corrupted and isn't able to be read the data is most likely gone for good.
     
  3. astrangeone
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    I'm trying with another program. EASEUS Data Recovery. Just trying to repair the partition now. I just want the save file back, and I can redownload everything from Nintendo.

    Luckily the drive can be read by some programs, although not Recuva.
     
  4. Lucifer666

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    I use this software whenever I'm in a similar situation, it's called Data Doctor Recovery

    saved my LIFE on several occasions. holy **ck I had like 4 pokemon saves on a micro SD along with a whole bunch of other games

    try it out, it was a big help

    I think it costs though, so you might have to buy (or pirate :ninja: ) it
     
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    This is true. My last SD card that died couldn't be recovered with anything I tried.
    I think I was able to recover it eventually, but can't remember exactly what I used. I think it was GetDataBack. Anyway it's worth it to keep trying.
     
  6. greatwizard

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    Try testdisk, it's the best tools to recove partition/files.
     
  7. astrangeone
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    Got back some data. Problem is, I don't know what to rename the files so that it works as a save file for this game. Darn 3DS naming conventions!
     
  8. Chris Barter

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    Here's how you can recover back all data from your SD card -