Does the gamecube games data transfer if I copy everything from my SD card to another one?

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  1. R08Y
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    I'm asking this because I don't want to lose my progress/data on my games if I buy a new sd card. I use nintendont.
    Also when I installed the ISO from the retail disc of Super Mario Sunshine on USB Loader GX I did lose my data.
    Oh yeah and this is for Gamecube games not wii games.
     
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    Yes, it does. As long as you use the virtual memory card, it will move to another sd card. I have moved my saves around many, many times.

    But, yes, you can. With USB Loader GX, it was probably looking for the save elsewhere. Just make sure to make backups just in case it doesn't work, but it should.

    EDIT: And even if you are using a real memory card, it should still work.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it depends where they are stored, IIRC gamecube save data (using a virtual memory card function) is stored where the games are stored..
    if your games are in a usb drive, the save data goes to a folder inside the usb drive
    if you have your gamecube games in the sd card, they are saved to the sd card
    as long as you copy the save folder, you will not loose progress
    another option (which i did) is buying a real gamecube memory card and don't use virtual memory card functions.. this way you can use the card in a real gamecube and it's a memory dedicated for the gamecube saves

    PS: be right back, i will check where they are saved on my wii and tell you)

    edit: i was right, the saves will go to the same place where you got your games saved.
    if you launch a game through usb, it will be saved in the usb drive
    if you launch a game through the sd card, it will be saved in the sd card

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendont.349258/#NintendontSavegames
     
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    So if I move the whole SD card data to another one. Nothing bad will happen?
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    as i said,
    if your gamecube games are in the sd card yes
    no need to move the entire thing, read and try to understand the nintendont quote and\or thread i shared...
    the saves are in a /save/ folder, as said above..
    copy\move this folder into the new place, and you will be ok
     
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    Thanks mate, because I was looking forward to buying a new sd card.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    as i tried to explain, if your games are saved on a usb drive, the saves go there.
    read the thing i quoted
    it specifically says the saves will be in a "saves" folder in the same partition (device) the gamecube games are
     
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    I have my saves on a SD card and thanks for helpin me out.