I needed to use my 4gb memory stick that I use for my 3DS to try and install an operating system on my netbook. I copied all the files off the SD card before using it. Once I was done installing my operating system, my SD card starting acting funny (reformatted as a 1gb card instead of 4) so I went and stuck all my files on a 2GB sd card I had lying around instead.
I turned the DS on, and I was missing my pokedex channel. I re-downloaded it, and I only have the starting pokemon. This REALLY pisses me off, because I had the pokedex 100% completed before this happened. Nintendo isn't really that stupid to TOTALLY protect copying files are they? Shouldn't they just register the data with your 3DS's serial number so you could upgrade cards if you wanted to? I hardly see the purpose of having an expandable memory slot if you cant actually EXPAND it because your data will become useless.
Somebody please tell me theres some way to get my data back. Worlds and Comic Con are a long ways off, and even then, it was a pain in the ass to get all that information.
barboid Posted 8/24/2011 9:59:18 PM
Unfortunately, I think you're hosed. It says in the 'manual' that the info in the SD files can't be copied back if those copies were changed in any way. Sorry. --- "Of all the things I miss in life, I lost my mind the most."
Shadowbird_RH Posted 8/25/2011 3:03:40 AM
Are you sure the proper directory structure was preserved? Using the trick for getting normally trade only pokemon, I've backed up and restored data from a card with no problems.
SD card "Nintendo 3DS" "Private" and "[long alphanumeric folder name]" etc --- Surrender and I will destroy you peacefully. R.E.G.I.S. mk5 - Megas XLR
Turbo_TRex Posted 8/25/2011 10:25:37 AM
As long as you didn't alter he files in any way it should still work. Nintendo gives instructions on how to move files from one SD card to another (in the manual I think). --- "If you're gonna reason with me, come up with somethin' reasonable!" - InuYasha