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How to Fix: All Games Disappeared on the Miyoo Mini Plus

If you’ve had a moment of panic where all your games seem to have vanished from your Miyoo Mini Plus, this article is for you.

Fortunately, there may be a VERY easy fix for the issue. Here is what worked for me.

The Problem: My Miyoo Mini+ Games Went Away

So, you’ve been playing on your Miyoo Mini Plus and suddenly, after a quick, unplanned shutdown, all your games are gone. They’re not showing up in any of the emulators.

This issue can surface when the device hasn’t been powered down correctly, leading to what we Linux users call an “unsafe removal” of the memory card.

This is like yanking a USB stick from your PC without properly ejecting it, which can lead to annoying issues.

And it may not even be your fault! The device could have powered down for a variety of reasons.

The Solution: Safe Removal and Reinsertion

Here’s a step-by-step guide to fixing the issue:

  1. Turn off your Miyoo Mini Plus to ensure it is completely powered down.
  2. Eject the TF/Micro SD card from the spring-loaded slot at the bottom of the device.
  3. Insert the TF card into an SD card adapter and then connect it to your PC. In my case, this was a PC running Kubuntu 22.04.
  4. On your PC, open the device in a file manager and before doing anything else, make sure to click on Safely Remove Hardware to safely eject the card. This step is crucial as it ensures that the data on the card is not corrupted.
  5. Do not alter or move any files on the card. Simply ensure the safe removal process is completed.
  6. Reinsert the TF card back into your Miyoo Mini Plus.
  7. Power on your Miyoo Mini Plus.

It may take a moment, but the emulators should begin to re-read the games on the card.

Final Thoughts

After these steps, your games should reappear. The process of safe removal and reinsertion helps the system recalibrate and recognize the data that seemed to have vanished.

If issues persist, it may be worth checking the integrity of your TF card for errors or potential replacement.

Good luck and enjoy using your Miyoo Mini Plus.