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[Unanswered] How can I recover lost data on SD card?
Old 11-30-2016, 05:07 PM
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Default How can I recover lost data on SD card?

1) My son has a Japanese version of a Nintendo 3DS. It was about to fall apart so I got him a new one.

2) There is an SD card in the Nintendo 3DS. It has all the saved game data, representing probably thousands of hours of plays saved.

3) I took the SD card out of the old one, copied the files to a folder on my Mac, then replaced the card in the old Nintendo 3DS. I did not alter, reformat, or change any files.

4) I copied the files onto a new SD card and placed it into the new Nintendo 3DS.

He is now hysterical. He says he cannot reload his old game data and everything is lost. He cannot use his "save" data on either old or new one. This is very odd to me because I did not touch the data on the original card. I just took it out to copy it and put it back in.

Anyone have a clue?
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:16 AM
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As far as I know you need to do a system transfer for the SD card to work in another system.
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