Can ANYONE Shed Any Light on This?!? ~ help formatting memory card!
Quick question for you all ... hopefully someone out there has some good info on how to accomplish this:
I have a few PS2 memory cards (official sony cards), that have, over time, become either totally corrupted or contain corrupted files that are taking up space. I'd like to just delete these files, but they are apparently copy protected and are not able to be deleted from within the PS2's browser.
I have searched ALL over the web, relevant forums, etc. for an option to format a PS2 memory card. I did find a couple of good leads: there was/is a small app in these forums called "memcard killer" that was supposed to do just that -- but the iso is corrupted and the author is now nowhere to be found to fix the issue. This seems like the best lead for accomplishing a clean format, but unfortunately without a revised iso this app doesn't cut the mustard for me. :(
Others suggest using Gameshark, Action Replay, Datel Memory Manager, etc... discs to format your memory cards ... apparently these discs have some type of app on them that allows for formatting of memory cards. But, I don't want to go out a spend more money on these discs -- heck, if I wanted to spend money I'd just get a new mem card... and most of these products are for people who swap discs, or cheat. I have a modchip, and cheating is just ... well ... cheap. :rolleyes:
Finally, there is talk about the option of formatting a mem card if you own a copy of GT3 A-Spec. Apparently there is a System Data Menu option that you can select, and within it contains an option to format the card. I actually have this game, but have never seen such an option -- all I see is a File Operations option, that is basically the same as the PS2's browser feature: it displays the info on the card, and allows you to delete it piece by piece. However, it also states whether or not the info on the card is copy-protected ... which happens to be the case for my corrupted files. So no luck deleting/formatting it here. :(
So that leaves me with how many options? Is there no way to format a mem card without spending more money? How dumb is this? Sony should take note for the PS3 ... not having a feature to wipe a card clean is just ridiculous. :crazy:
Please, someone help me....