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How / where to get ds_menu.dat?

I accidentally deleted the ''ds_menu.dat'' file on my nds, is there any chance I can download this file back somewhere???
A million thanks!

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  • jovimorales Feb 23, 2009

    Thanks so much for answering my problems. I figured it out and got it fixed yesterday!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    not working only comes up as couldnt_find_menu_data

  • evil10 Apr 25, 2009

    i have just delete my ds menu i nee help me where can i get the menu back?.

  • tusja Apr 25, 2009

    hello. My son have the problem. When we try to open the menu on his firecard it says "xmenu.dat error". I hope someone can help us. Best regards. Jette

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    where do you get DS_MENU.DAT?

  • Cwon Apr 28, 2009

    when iopened my ds the first screen said cant find ds_mean.dat

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I seen a video(he didnt tell you it was a little glance of it) where the "ds_menu .dat was opened by windows midea player{{ its not in windows medai player at frist but you can change that by}}1. going to it and right click and go to property and change it.
2. it will not play in your computer but it will play in the r4

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Download from here http://www.r4ds.cn/

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Hi

first of all , check your r4 version.
there are many.

have you put the right firmware on your r4?
original : http://r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel.html

r4 revolution pro : http://www.r4dspro.com/download_en.html
r4 ultra and de luxe : http://www.r4deluxe.com/en/down.asp
r4 III : http://www.r4dsl.net/download-en.asp

after that it should work.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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What I did was..

All the files you need are at www.neoflash.com.
Your need (MK5) v1.45 which is in the download section.

Some of the nds roms do needed unraring before putting on memory card. They should be in .nds format etc.

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Please insert both cards in to the DS and power up, tap the screen to continue as you would for any normal game.

You will then come to the menu "USB Mode" and "Menu Mode"
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(Drag and drop these files only)

Now your new system is ready, restart NDS and enjoy


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