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My nds says cant find _ds_menu.dat can you help

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Hello.

If you're using an R4DS, make sure to read the web address on the front of the box it came in so you can download the proper firmware.

Insert your MicroSD card into it's converter or plug, and slot it on your computer. Browse the card. Your directories (depending on your R4 type) should look like this:

Root:
_system_
moonshl
_DS_MENU.dat
_DS_MENU.ini
_DS_MENU.sys
_DS_MSHL.nds

That is what needs to be on the MicroSD card for it to run.

You must create another folder on the card for your roms.

If this isn't your card, please tell us which card you're using, be it Acekard, CycloDS, or any others.


Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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Delete the whole card and start again....put all your games into one folder on your pc or hard-drive.First put TTmenu onto card then put TTMENU.DAT onto card but make sure its seperate then all the games in one folder onto card...these three must all be seperate.Put it into adaptor and into NDS and turn on console,you should seea black picture of a little micro card loading and its working...if its red its not.try formatting the sd card to fat 32...

Hope this helps
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Download and re-install the menu files (folders too ) onto your memory card

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Take all the memory contents out to your computer as backup, format your memory to fat32 and put all the memory contents again to the memory from your computer. If not working try downloading the card system files from the card manufacturer site, these files are needed to run the card just like the operative system in your PC, if these files get corrupt or deleted the card wont work.

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SOURCE: Menu.dat issue

the _DS_MENU.DAT could not be found bcuz you guys probably deleted it or edited it accidentally. if you edited it, put it back to its normal self right away. for example, it was _DS_MENU.DAT.
if you edit it to look like, DS Menu.Dat , your R4 wont work. so fix it to its original self.

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SOURCE: Hi by acident i deleted ds menu.dat for my r4 card

if you accidentally deleted the menu for the R4 menu try to reseat the card cartriage if that does not work you need to copy or install the system again

hope this help

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