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Couldn't dind ds-menu.dat using R4 card

Couldn't understand the solution... not very computer literate. Can you explain what I need to do.
I have downloaded the games and they are present when I check on my computer, but when I put it into the DSLite I get this message......help.

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  • theelliotts Aug 23, 2008

    Thanks. The main problem was the software disc is no longer supplied and the supplier did not send *any* information about these files.

    www.r4ds.com has been down for ages but when I bought another the supplier explained that there was in software included but did siggest the above website and www.r4sdhc.com or www.ndslr4.com.



    I downloaded files and it was sorted.

  • rnroll Nov 26, 2008

    there is no menu the sd is blank

  • pc_leao Dec 28, 2008

    When I turn on my DS lite, There is this message, couldn't find DS_MENU.DAT, What can I do?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    when i put the r4 card into the ds lite then i ve got the same script

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    i got the sme problem

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Wonder if anyone can help me please. Have put all the files onto the SD card as dowloaded from http://r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel..... And followed various instructional videos on YouTube. Yet I am still getting the message 'Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT' on the DS. Yet I know that there is definately a file called that on the SD card. Very confused!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    the menu for what game wont open

  • tiggerton Feb 22, 2009

    I also have the same problem, i have tried formating the micro sim card and reloading the files as it sates on the above website

    How to update R4?
    After downloading and decompressing the new updated files, there will be one shell folder and two files _DS_MENU.DAT、 _DS_MSHL.NDS.Copy these files to the root directory of TF card to replace the former files



    But i still get the same error can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    i just charge my DS, when i put my r4 in it, it didn't work it gave the message i don't know what to do help

  • lorddarkei Mar 07, 2009

    i cant find the menu data anywhere on the disc.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    it says when u turn it on couldnt find ds menu.dat

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    iv tried this numerous times. please help!!! :):)

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    it all ways says that there is no menu data at all

  • nontocixjell Apr 12, 2009

    my problem is that i got myself a new 4gb sd card and i downloaded all the firmware for the original r4 and dragged and dropped them in the sd card and i put all my games that i had in my 2gb sd card in my 4gb sd card and when i put it in it just syas "Loading..." i hope someone can help :D

  • rachel80 Apr 14, 2009

    i have exactually the same problem my R4 has arrived today with no instructions and no menu data, so if i went on to this web what do i have to download on to my R4 to get it to work?

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    when i open my ds it loads and then it has sceen and it sat "cant fing ds menu dat"

  • termin8er Apr 26, 2009

    i cant find ds menu dat i accidentally deleted every1 gives the same sites! i cant work the sites i dont know anything about computers can u take me through the steps

  • lukeachu May 02, 2009

    i went on my r4 card but it says CARN'T FIND_DS_MENU.DAT please help me! and i've also looked on the internet to see if i can find a website to download the _DS_MENU.DAT but carn't find any coz i can download it then put it on my r4 coz i know what i'm doing lol please help me.

  • myspace5 May 02, 2009

    when i put my r4 into my (NDSL) i get a dumb message saying couldnt find ds menu data

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    mine says Menu?

    i dragged all the files to my micro sd

  • lucario18 Feb 19, 2010

    my R4 keeps saying MENU? with a red face can u help



  • Josh788 May 11, 2010

    for solution number 2, how do you put it in the R4 menu?

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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.
or maybe you should format your memory card first.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • tigersarace Jan 19, 2011

    i cant remember which link from above did not work, i think the 2nd or 3rd one, otherwise the download worked fine and playing Professor Layton and the Curious Village right now! ;-).
    remember ds dsi and dslite are region free so dont worry about the game just play even if you cant understand the language.

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Hi have a new r4 revolution ndsl/nds card it is always comming up with cant find ds menu u.dat can you help

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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I found that on the Micro SD card I had managed to put the files in extra folders so the DS couldn't find them.
When I deleted the folders and had just the four files that I'd downloaded (DS Menu dat, moonshell etc) showing along with the games folder, it worked.
The DS was looking for the files and couln't see them because they were within the folder.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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I keep getting the message menu ? in red in little box looks like chip can anyone help i cant get anything on there im useing 4mb micro chip r4i helpppppppppppppppppppp please

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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If you put the micro sd card in the usb then put it in a computer click on open files or view file then go to r4 menu and go ds mrnu dat and drag it in your moon shell document and then duplicate the file (right click new-document - ds menu dat ) then take the ds menu dat to r4 menu then save and/or save and voila all done

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My r4 is in chinese i dont know it got like that first it was in english now i dont know what to do....

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Guineapig1016 can help!
1. make shoure its not in any folder!
2. make sure the name is correct(DS_MENU of couse)
3. make shore its opened by windows media player
How to get it in windows medai player
1. right click it (dsmenu of courecse)
2. sroll down to open with(i think it that or propertys)-(ok so i forgot a little but i still can help)
3. then scrool down to windows meda player then chose it
4. I REPET DO NOTT DO NOTT CHANGE ANY THNIG ELSE!!!!!!! MAKE SOURE ITS NOT IN ANY FOLDERS!!!! OR ANY THING ELSE!!!!

guinepig1016/aguineapig/hatebot5000(only on heros two wii)

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I was getting the 'couldn't find the ds menu.dat' error. It was because I didn't know that the kernal I had downloaded was compressed and I had to use winRAR to uncompress it. Once I'd done that it loaded fine. Also, I had problems loading using a micro SDHC in a R4 flash cartridge that could only read micro SD cards. It would say 'loading...' forever and ever. So anyways, another steep learning curve under this newbie's belt. Hope this helps save a few hours of hair-pulling for someone else.

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Hi, I had the exact same problem. I have a Nintendo DS, and R4 card.
Downloaded these files from here: http://www.r4ds.me/download/r4ds.html
Drag and dropped to DS.
Jobs done! No extracting folders, just as is when winrar opens up.
Chris

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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    Scyons Feb 16, 2011

    your awesome thnx^^

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    Scyons Feb 16, 2011

    YYEEYY your awesome thnx^^

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This problem can only be solved by bying a new R4 beacause no websites have:how to download it, or waht the problem is.
So don't bother trying anymore!!!!!!
(:

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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I actually lost the USB that they ssupplied with the R4 kit..
so i was just wondering if i could use a differnt usb card reader so solve my problem.......i jus want 2noe,,, if u hav an answer plzzz comment
biii..xx

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

  • Julian Wainwright Oct 21, 2018

    Yes, of course you can, as long as when it’s plugged into the computer can read the files then you’re good to go.

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