emunand data questions

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  1. mijuu
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    Earlier today I was upgrading the size on my emunand 3ds SD to 8 GB from 4 GB. I had issues restoring as the cards were different sizes anyway after pissing around with it in partition magic, I managed to get the extra data on the new card but the pc would no longer read the partitions as data even though partition magic saw them fine. In the end I just gave up and redid emunand due to the time I was wasting, it was just quicker to do so.

    In future, in case I want to do this again, what is the correct method to get the extra data from the bigger sized card for example a 16GB restored from a w32 8 GB image will obviously have the extra space un-partitioned/reserved space, is there any way of merging this correctly? Or is there a method which is even simpler. as I had problems with Windows reading the data after managing to merge the partitions correctly.

    A friend of mine was doing the same thing as me earlier today. I told him to just redo emunand and it was easier, upon formatting a new card with emunand and getting that out the way. The saves for his Pokémon X game still existed. I thought these were stored on the emunand partition on the SD card so would have thought this save would be lost upon doing a new emunand on a different SD card? So is the save actually copied from the real nand, or is it stored in the SD card 3ds folder, it doesn’t make any sense to me how he still has that save even though he formatted a new fresh emunand on a bigger sd card yet the Pokémon x save remained.

    TLDR:
    Where would the saves for Pokémon X played through emunand be stored, EXACTLY?

    How can an existing emunand backup be restored (win32diskimager image) to a new SD card which is a bigger size?
     
  2. shanefromoz

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    Im sure all the saves for the gateway go onto the sd card inside the 3ds xl itself.
     
  3. Ante0

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    They go to the sd card.
     
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    Are you talking about Pokemon X the eshop version?
     
  5. mijuu
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    Retail cartridge played in emunand.

    My friend made a brand new emunand sd card and he still had his pokemon save.
     
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    Retail cartridges save to the cartridge itself. "NAND" saving games are called that because it has extra stuff on the cart itself (I don't really know the details)
     
  7. kalimero

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    Use N1ghty's tool on your small SD card and extract the NAND. It should still be there. Then format your big sd properly to regain it's original size. Do a new emunand format on the new card, then insert the extracted NAND.

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/emunand-tool-v1-0.359239/
     
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    cheers.

    How did my friend still have a pokemon X save even though it was a fresh emunand format? I don't get this at all.
     
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    all retail games save to the card......thats all you really need to know :P
     
  11. mijuu
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    Would the nand save be part of the 3DS folder then and thats why it transferred to the new card? Id like to understand it.
     
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    nand save is just the type of chip used to save onto, no retail cart games save to the system nand, i can understand the confusion, but nand saving and the console/system nand are 2 completely different things
     
  13. mijuu
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    So are the saves stored in the 3ds folder somewhere? So lets say i broke my 3ds and wanted to transfer my profile and saves to a new system i simply copy the sd card 3ds folder to a new system?
     
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    all retail games are saved on the cart....as i have said a few times now, any games played on gateway have a .sav file stored on the root of your SD card, and eshop games i believe save to the 3DS folder on the SD, but it can be a bit of a pain transferring them over....and im not sure if you can transfer eshop game saves between consoles idk
     
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    all retail games are saved on the cart....as i have said a few times now, any games played on gateway have a .sav file stored on the root of your SD card, and eshop games i believe save to the 3DS folder on the SD, but it can be a bit of a pain transferring them over....and im not even sure the saves transfer between consoles