What the heck happened to my save?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by FDA, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. FDA
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    I was playing Metal Gear Solid 3D, all fine until Gateway suddenly blacks out saying "The card has been removed, press Home blah blah". I dunno if anything is broken so I check the Micro SD just to be sure: all fine.

    I reset Gateway by going in my "Nintendo DS profile", then I start playing again and Metal Gear Solid 3D formats my data (like it usually happens to me every time I play a game for the first time). DANG, data lost. Thanks a lot. What happened, at least?
     
  2. Pikasack

    Pikasack What is a title

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    It probably did it while the game was saving or something.

    The same thing happened to me in a game (DS turned off while in the middle of saving). So you might just have to restart all over again.
     
  3. FDA
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    Yeah, perhaps the game was recording a checkpoint... I think it happened when I was entering another area. What a pain. *sigh*
     
  4. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

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    From here on make regular backups of your saves.
    For Gateway .3ds saves you can just pop your mSD into the computer > Copy paste or .rar all .sav files to the computer (better for organization).