Question How to move SD EmuNAND to Hidden Partition (Windows 10)?

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  1. shado9573
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    Hello All,
    I recently installed EmuNAND on my system to the SD card.
    The reason I used SD card was because everytime I installed EmuNAND to Hidden Partition was because I got a Boot.dat Error.
    I referred to this guide on how to move EmuNAND: https://gbatemp.net/threads/moving-...nd-to-2-4-sd-hidden-partition-emunand.526130/
    but this seems to be a related to Mac Terminals.
    Can anyone help me transfer my EmuNAND to Hidden Partition.
    And is it general more safe to use EmuNAND on Hidden Partition rather than on SD card displaying the whole files?
     
  2. Garou

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    this post is for windows
    basically same thing, you just need to replace /Volumes/??? or /dev/??? to \\?\Device\Harddisk?\Partition?

     
  3. shado9573
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    So I run CMD as admin?
    then copy from dd to the end of the text?
    and specify disk paths?
     
  4. Garou

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    yes, but be careful not to point to the wrong disk
    do not use \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 as most of the time it's your OS disk
    use diskpart to figure out the disk and partition number
     
  5. massijay

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    First, make a backup of your SD card, then create a new emunand (hidden partition on sd card) with sx os.
    After, you have to download and extract this http://www.chrysocome.net/dd then copy your emunand files (the ones you have made backup before) in the same directory of dd.exe, open command prompt as administrator in that location and then run the commands above. In this way you are going to overwrite the new emunand you just created with the old one from your files.
     
    Last edited by massijay, Feb 14, 2019 at 2:46 PM
  6. shado9573
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    Im very noobish at this and can you like guide me step by step.
    I honestly do not understand what to do.
    I can tell you about some info like name of SD is SDXC.
    H is the Driver letter
    User Folder is 123.
    Im sorry but really noobish and stupid at this. Need a step by step guide literally.
    So it states (diskpart) that that my sd card is Disk 1 and it has partition is stated as 1.(Since im using SD emuNAND).
    So a guide will be nice sorry for being noobish.
    The thread is kind of confusing and I cannot seem to know how to run dd even though I have it downloaded. LOL.
     
  7. Garou

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    backup the content of your SD card
    use SX loader on your switch to create a new emunand, but pick hidden partition now instead of SD file
    then use diskpart to get your disk and partition number, double check if it's the correct one
    next open command prompt on your PC and run dd using the command above

    I get it that this post is not noob friendly, but this is the best I can do at the moment
     
  8. shado9573
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    Sure okay. I'll take it and thanks anyways.
    but do I need to place dd somewhere or just open CMD? then point to dd file?
     
  9. Garou

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    put dd somewhere, then open command prompt as admin and navigate to the directory where you put dd

    dd.PNG
     
  10. Fusion

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    Also if you just want it hidden from view, you can right click the file/folder etc. & click properties and then tick the hidden box. Apply and ok to be done.
     
  11. shado9573
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    Thanks All for the Help. Will try this.
    Because whenever I made Hidden EmuNAND it gave me the boot.dat error.
    So I decided to go with SD Files and try manually moving it.
    And CMD used to be my cup of tea in the past but I guess I forgot now.
     
  12. Garou

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    have you try replacing the boot.dat?
    after you did the emunand, it'll automatically copy a boot.dat on the second partition (one that readable by windows explorer)

    try delete that and replace using the zip file
     
  13. shado9573
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    Already did that and extracted boot.dat to the root of my SD card.
    Kept on getting the same error.
     
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