How to fix SD-Reading-Problems for MacOS-Users

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by Klodeckel1990, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Klodeckel1990
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    Some of you have noticed, that thinks like Homebrew-Launcher and LayeredFS-Injects aren't working as expected when using MacOS for SD-Card-Management.

    The problem is, MacOS is setting an "archive flag" on every sd-card mounted and the switch won't read that folders.

    So every time you are changing something on your sd-card like new layeredFS-Folders on your SD-Card just simple run this command in terminal:

    sudo chflags -R arch /Volumes/SDVOLUME/

    Change SDVOLUME to the name of your SD-Card!

    Enter ur Mac-Password after that.

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    Update:

    To avoid getting your Nintendo-SD-Files corrupted change back the archive-flag on your Nintendo-Folder:

    sudo chflags -R noarch /Volumes/SDVOLUME/Nintendo/

    Change SDVOLUME to the name of your SD-Card!



    In addition to the above mentioned problem MacOS creates so called DS_STORE files (hidden) which also lead to problems. These can be easily removed with the tool "Hidden Cleaner Improved".

    Download: http://www106.zippyshare.com/v/mxTwEyUi/file.html




    After this everything should work fine for you :)
     
    Last edited by Klodeckel1990, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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  2. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

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    Current advice is to avoid doing this on the Nintendo directory (and its contents), as changing the flags can break installed games.
     
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  3. Null3D

    Null3D Newbie

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    ima give it a try. i load into my payload n it says no dat file.
     
  4. Oakmontowls

    Oakmontowls Member

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    I'm pretty sure the real solution is to just get a pc.
     
  5. Santtosz

    Santtosz Newbie

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    Hello, i just did this and my HBL works very well BUT now some games crashed (9 of 21 i have installed) and even the icons where in white "charging" and when i load those 9 it says "Error" i deleted them, re transfered and then they say "Update required to start" (without the option to use without update as usual) and i download it and again it says ERROR, DELETING FILE

    i dont know what to do! can i re- do that thing in the terminal? im desperate help!
     
    Last edited by Santtosz, Jul 15, 2018
  6. Santtosz

    Santtosz Newbie

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    Edited, double post
     
  7. iMythD

    iMythD Advanced Member

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    Mmm didn’t quite work for me. I did find an app that helped - “hidden dot remover” found a version that worked.
     
  8. Klodeckel1990
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    MacOS is just messing up ExFAT-SD-Cards like hell :<
     
  9. stüssy

    stüssy Member

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    Does anyone has a workaround for this?
    No, not buying a PC...

    After trying this method, some games do not load in SX but homebrew does.

    SX Pro 1.3
    5.1
    exFAT
     
  10. Santtosz

    Santtosz Newbie

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    Had the same problem, the only solutio was :

    1 copy your saves
    2 erase the NINTENDO folder
    Load again (it will auto re create the nintendo folder) and you will be able to play again, just download updates etc again, then re copy your files


     
  11. Klodeckel1990
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    Klodeckel1990 Member

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    Ive updated the tutorial above to get rid of the other issues happened
     
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  12. focusonme

    focusonme GBAtemp Regular

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    this is a golden tip thank you!!!!
     
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