1. e398

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    I was playing yesterday and had to force reset the wii, cause it just freezed when snes9xRX was loading that huge ass MSU-1 Mario game. After that folders started to disappear. And i ended with a few '''''.'''' files on the HDD. The HDD still holds all the data as it says its only has 7 GB free. It's a FAT32 formatted drive, I'm wondering if there is a way to recover it. Crystal says the driver is healthy so i don't think its a hardware problem.
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    You could try " get data back" software or something similar but I'm not sure how successful you'll be. I had something similar happen to me a long time ago, I ended up losing my data. Thankfully I had a recent backup I was able to restore
     
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    I tried recuva but it didn't get me very far. It is as if the files are still there. In any case i'm already downloading my games again if i get no luck on the forums.
     
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    Apologies for the thread necro, but I had a very similar incident yesterday.

    I was using Snes9x*GX* and it froze on its pause menu. After rebooting the Wii, the (FAT32 32k) hard drive had been overwritten. There was a (new) single file with a non-roman single-character filename in the root of the drive. There was also still a nands folder, but not the one the drive started with - this one had almost nothing in it. Everything else that used to be on the drive was missing. The used/free space as read by Windows indicated the original files were still there/not deleted properly.

    After putting the drive through Windows' built in repair, it found a malformed volume called StarOcean-something (the game that was running in Snes9xGX during the freeze). Basically, it looks like a problem with SNES9xGX can lead to catastrophic drive overwrites. I've found other threads hinting at the issue, they appear to blame libogc and/or power loss to the drive during Wii reboots (for drives like mine that are powered from the Wii).

    I'm looking very askance at using these emulators anymore, I may switch to Retroarch plugins in Wiiflow for SNES and NES. FCEUGX and SNES9XGX both use the "standard" pause menu (does this come from libogc?) and both freeze on that pause menu fairly frequently. The chance they're also going to wipe my hard drive again is just not acceptable.
     
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    Thanks for sharing and sorry this happened to you. What version of the emulator(s) were u using? Recent? Old? Somewhere in between?
     
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    Fairly recent, the offending software was Snes9xGX 4.4.8 from last June. I boot SNES via Wiiflow plugin so that may be using a different version of the emulator (?) but the plugin pack I'm using is also at least that recent.
     
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