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    Default Is it possible to remove corrupted data from a PS2 memory card?

    On Sunday, I bought a first-party PS2 8mb memory card at a Goodwill, and I discovered that there is some corrupted data that can't be removed. Every time I try, it just leads to a "delete failed" message.

    I have been able to delete other save files on the card and I have plenty of space left, but I'm wondering if it's possible to delete the corrupted file. I have no problem with removing all the saves on the card if necessary.

    UPDATE: The corrupted file has been removed, and the other saves ended up getting deleted as well.
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    yes you will only be able to use codebreaker or action replay max and it should remove it

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    Perhaps try removing the card as you're trying to save something (which you're not supposed to do). It may work, it may not...but I've successfully erased a few battery back-ups that way.

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    I'm assuming you've tried to reformat the card already? The OP doesn't mention it.

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    I don't think the PS2's bios has a format function for memory cards.

    Have you tried loading it on a PS3 - there might be a format function on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamcaster View Post
    Have you tried loading it on a PS3 - there might be a format function on there?
    I don't have a PS3. I'm kind of hesitant about removing the card during a save as I don't want to risk permanently damaging the card. Didn't think of trying a cheat device though - I don't have any on hand, but I think I know a friend with one.

    Thanks for the help!

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