Backing up .cia saves.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by viral777, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. viral777
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    where is the save data from the .cia's located on the SD card. I already lost whatever I already had, so I want to take extra precaution to not lose them again. Thank you.
     
  2. MattKimura

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    I believe you can use SaveDataFiler to backup/restore saves.
    I think cia saves are ext data.

    Someone will be able to answer this.
     
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    I thought they were in the user section? but a lot of the files are in red say BROKEN. For example. FF40A -- broken --
     
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    okay they are located in in the USER tab, but my fantasy life file says its broken. Any ideas why? and thank you for the help!
     
  5. MattKimura

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    Fantasy Life is one of the games that are ext data in SaveDataFiler. If you refer to a Fantasy Life save editing thread, they tell you which save to backup. That's because unique games like Fantasy Life, have save data in ext data. Games like Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
    I never tried backing up cia save games, I'm primarily a .3ds user.

    I wonder if we can share saves from cia, if we backed them up from SaveDataFiler. I know it's possible for games like Pokemon X/Y/OR/AS, and Animal Crossing New Leaf (Card2 games) But then those were .3ds saves. I don't know if card2 applies to cia games.