Backup eShop title's saves.

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Garro, May 10, 2013.

  1. Garro

    Garro Pendulum of souls!

    Aug 15, 2009
    I was wondering if it's possible to backup the save file of a certain eShop title.

    After a while I noticed a few games stopped working for me (GB Donkey Kong, and a few GBA and NES games). I fixed most with redownloading the games but there are a couple of games I don't want to lose its progress, so I was wondering if by coping some files from the SD, redownload the games and put those files back I could preserve the saves.
  2. ars25

    ars25 I like tacos and pie

    Oct 21, 2010
    United States
    the world that never was
    You could but you will have to find the save in the mess of files that they have
  3. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

    May 16, 2008
    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    All 3DS eshop saves are stored on the SD card.
    All DSi eshop saves are stored on the device itself. And can't be backed up, only transfered to a new system with the system transfer function.

    All you would need to back up your save is know the path to the file on the SD card to save. Restoring a save from a previous backup point has no ill effects unless they added some kind of timestamp with the current 3DS firmware and stored it only on the NAND and not on the SD.