[Help] Getting the ExeFS Extracted With ctrtool

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  1. jluponeage
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    Hello everyone!

    I know I must've figured this out earlier, but I can't remember how to do it and I got a new computer because my old one broke (so, basically, I lost all of my files).

    Anyway, I know which commands to use (-x, --intype=exefs, --exefs=Desktop\exefs.bin, --decompresscode, and --exefsdir=Desktop\Exefs), and I don't know why, but ctrtool is giving me an error when I try to extract my exefs. It says "error: could not open input file". This is exactly what I put in:
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    C:\"Program Files (x86)"\HackingToolkit3DS\ctrtool -x --intype=exefs --exefs=Desktop\exefs.bin --exefsdir=Desktop\Exefs --decompresscode Desktop\exefs.bin
    
    ctrtool worked for extracting my RomFS, by the way. But I can't remember what I did for that either because it was a while ago. I am getting pretty frustrated at this.

    So, my question: How do I use ctrtool to extract the contents of my ExeFS?
     
  2. KunoichiZ

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    I believe the files have to be in the same folder. You could try looking at this. Put your ctrtool in the same folder as your exefs.
     
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    I mostly use 3dstool instead as I find it works better.
     
  4. jluponeage
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    Thanks for your guys' replies. Unfortunately, neither worked I have actually already looked at the website you suggested. For 3dstool I just tried the following code:
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    3dstool -xvtf exefs [new ExeFS path] --exefs-dir [encrypted ExeFS path] --header ExeFS.Header
    
     
  5. evandixon

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    Adjust your "Desktop" paths to be absolute paths.

    There's also my tool, which comes with a GUI.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-net-3ds-toolkit-extract-and-repack-3ds-roms-and-cias.444427/
     
  6. jluponeage
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    Thanks, but it's not what I'm looking for. You need a pre-built ROM for that tool, and I don't have one.
     
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