Dragon Quest VII backup save "could not be restored"

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  1. MasterChaos55
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    I'm trying to restore my DQ7 save data from normal save data backup, but it's not working, it just says that it could not be restored. I was using the hack for the orchestral soundtrack version, but I am using the exact same CIA as before. Is there anyway to salvage it? I had a good 100 hours on my save...
     
  2. MasterChaos55
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    Bump
     
  3. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I think CIA games have Anti Save-Game Restore. I've got no idea if this will help, but if you have homebrew capability, you could try deleting the "Secure Value" for DQ7 using savedatafiler or JK save manager and then try to import the save again.
     
  4. MasterChaos55
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    Didn't work sadly. I had made a backup through JKSM, which works, but that one is only 14 hours.. I guess the lesson is don't trust the 3DS-made backups.

    I am guessing there is no way to convert the 3DS OS backup .sav to one that I can import through JKSM?
     
  5. xxNathanxx

    xxNathanxx GBAtemp Regular

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    Bump, I've got the same issue and question as OP, in my case with Bravely Default. I made an official backup a year (maybe two) ago as I had to remove the game due to lack of space, now I want to restore it and it doesn't work. Back then I had no idea of other backup tools, so I have nothing else to fall back to.
     
  6. xxNathanxx

    xxNathanxx GBAtemp Regular

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    I FOUND THE SOLUTION!

    Here's the trick to getting your old backed up save file to work:

    1. Find the title ID of your game (it starts with 0004).

    2. On your SD card, search for this title ID. Normally there will be one result, a folder. Inside this folder will be a file called 00000001.sav. Back it up (heh) to your computer for now.

    3. Still inside this folder with the backed up save file, move up three levels until you're in a folder with a long, random name. Now, open the folder called 'title', then open whichever folder corresponds to the first half of your game's title ID, for example, '00040000'. Now, open the folder that corresponds with the second half of your game's title ID, for example, '000fc600'. Then, open 'data'.

    4. Inside this folder you will find another file called 00000001.sav. Delete it.

    5. Now, copy the backed up save file you backed up to your computer to this folder.

    6. Load up the Checkpoint save manager (install it if you don't have it already).

    7. Look for your game in the list, press A to select it, press L to back up your save file, just use the default name.

    8. When it's done backing up (which takes only a second), move your cursor to select the backup you just created, and press R to restore.

    9. Load up your game, and continue where you left off on your old save file.
     
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