Recovering lost NAND.bin?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by V3NUS_M1NER, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. V3NUS_M1NER

    V3NUS_M1NER GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 27, 2014
    United States
    Alright, two months ago I updated to 9.9 without thinking, and thought I had a NAND backup. Turns out I did, but lost it due to PC formats.

    My question is how I could search my entire hard drive to find the lost file, without using any paid utilities.

    Edit: wasn't in there :(

    Mods: you can close this thread
    Last edited by V3NUS_M1NER, Sep 27, 2015
  2. Mazamin

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    Sep 4, 2014
    I use Piriform Recuva for this, but it's not very professional
  3. marc00077

    marc00077 GBAtemp Regular

    May 21, 2014
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    If you have to rely on a recovered file backup you're screwed, recovered files get corrupted many times. Didn't you copied it anywhere like on a usb or uploaded it anywhere? If you didn't, every file you create in your hardrive is slowly overwriting all your old files including the nand backup... Try using recuva like said before and get the status of the file. Btw how long did you formated and what have you done to the drive since then? (installed OS/ transfered data to it...?)
    Last edited by marc00077, Sep 27, 2015
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  4. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    That'll be tricky, because it's encrypted there isn't any recognisable byte string to search for. Feel free to try any good recovery tools, but your odds aren't good.
  5. WeedZ

    WeedZ Possibly an Enlightened Being

    Jan 13, 2015
    United States
    The State of Denial
    That is a sad story. Sorry for the misfortune.
  6. dark_samus3

    dark_samus3 GBAtemp Addict

    May 30, 2015
    United States
    ehh, what about the NCSD string near the beginning of EVERY nand backup...
  7. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hey you're right. Guess that's a start!
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