How to Fix Corrupt DS Game Save Files


Once you receive a corrupted Nintendo DS game file, the only option you have is to delete the file. There is no way to retrieve the information from it. Fortunately, Nintendo created a way to access save files without having to access the in-game menu. This process will free up the save slot on your game to enable you to make a new noncorrupted game save.

Things You'll Need

  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo DS game
  • Plug the DS game with the corrupted file into the game slot. Turn the system on.

  • Press the "Left" shoulder button, "Right" on the directional pad and "Select" at the same time. All three buttons must be pressed at the same time.

  • Select the game by pressing the game's icon on the main menu with the DS stylus pen. The game's memory will be deleted, and you will be able to save a new game file.

Tips & Warnings

  • Store the game in a case to protect it from damage and spills.
  • Leaving the game in direct sunlight will cause the save file to become corrupted.

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