Games not showing up after NAND restore

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  1. Stephano
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    So, my NNID was on another 3ds and i wanted it moved back to my first ever 3ds. This 3ds had all the games on it that i purchased from the eshop. I did not want to loose my saves or re-download them so i created a NAND backup. I backed up my memory card, then formatted the system, transferred my ID to it, restored the backup, and none of my games except DSi ware titles were there. If i re-download them from either the eshop or the freeshop, will my saves still be there?
     
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    When you format the console, you're creating a new encryption, meaning everything you did after format the 3ds does not recognize anymore
     
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    Gotcha. So what about the saves? everything was backed up. Is there any way to save the saves?
     
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    Restoring a backup also restores the SD encryption key, but if you formatted the system with the card inserted, the appropriate files have been removed from the SD (since of course they didn't expect you reversing the transfer)
     
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    So what does that mean for me considering i have a backup?
     
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    that you'd better have a backup of the SD too (preferably made at a time as close as possible to the nand backup)
     
  7. Stephano
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    I made one right before i did the NAND backup.
    Now that i think about it, i may have never put my old Nintendo folder back on the SD card. Ill try that...

    Edit: That was the issue. I could have sworn that i restored my memory card, but i guess i was wrong. Thanks for the useful info though.
     
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