Save file gone after removing cartridge

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by Wellington2k, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Wellington2k
    OP

    Wellington2k DO YOU HAS?

    Member
    760
    364
    Nov 1, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere in this world of ours
    Hey, so I have no idea if you'll be able to help with this, but a little explanation as to what's going on would be great.

    So, I've been playing a game for about a month on my PSTV and things are going great.
    The game saves onto the system's memory card, which I thought was a good thing (apparently not).
    So, a month later, I packed everything up and went back to college. Of course, I took out the cartridge of the game.
    Today, after one week, I put back in the game and started the game.
    My save file is gone.

    What the heck happened? And is there any way to get it back?
    I really REALLY don't have time to replay this whole game again. And I really don't want to have wasted $30 to not finish the game.
     
    Last edited by Wellington2k, Sep 3, 2016
  2. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    53
    Nov 9, 2008
    United States
    Perhaps did you take the game out when the system was on? It may have gotten corrupted or something like that if that happened.

    Forgot to add, that sometimes if data is being copies from one source to another and is taken out before said data has finished moving it can be erased.
     
    Last edited by Condarkness, Sep 25, 2016
  3. Rizzorules

    Rizzorules "What are you doing?" "Something unexpected."

    Member
    918
    367
    Aug 17, 2013
    Netherlands
    Is it possible to share saves?
     
  4. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    53
    Nov 9, 2008
    United States
    Share saves? Ever heard of HenKaku? if you are on 3.60 firmware, do nooooooot update. If your are on 3.61...you are SOL! If you are on a lower firmware than 3.60, do NOT update. If its lower firmware head straight over to google and type wololo upgrade manually to specific firmware. You should come up with a website for wololo, and a guide that shows you how to update manually without going to 3.61. But if you are already on it, there is no hope (Atleast I think there is no hope, maybe someone else can confirm that).
     
  5. Rizzorules

    Rizzorules "What are you doing?" "Something unexpected."

    Member
    918
    367
    Aug 17, 2013
    Netherlands
    A simple yes or no would have been enough
     
    guisadop likes this.
  6. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    53
    Nov 9, 2008
    United States
    I'm sorry man, I'm not trying to be an ass. I was simply trying to explain a bit in detail. Usually people like that. It could also be me venting cause I'm working on a Saturday....
     
    Rizzorules likes this.
  7. Wellington2k
    OP

    Wellington2k DO YOU HAS?

    Member
    760
    364
    Nov 1, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere in this world of ours
    I still don't know what happened, but I found the save file in a random folder on the system and got it back. Still strange, but at least I beat the game. :)
     
  8. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    53
    Nov 9, 2008
    United States
    That's good news! Was it on the vita or the pstv that you found the file?
     
    Last edited by Condarkness, Sep 25, 2016
  9. Wellington2k
    OP

    Wellington2k DO YOU HAS?

    Member
    760
    364
    Nov 1, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere in this world of ours
    PSTV. It was just sitting in another folder in the savedata directory. Super weird, but they were intact, and I just had to move them back.