the saves have to go in each specific game directory. There is, for encrypted saves, no way to just drag and drop them into one spot for the console to see and use them.I don't know what you mean by this. Where am I putting the saves? What folder? My simple question is can I just put the save files that were recovered somewhere on my SD card and have them work? I don't need to know which game they are for. If that is not possible and there is no youtube video on how to do it, let's just forget it and I will download the biggest file cia(still not sure what the different sizes mean or encrypted or decrypted) and get the games that got erased back on it. I'll just download an emulator like this oneand see how it plays. I wish I could just put the games right on the 3DS menu and so it's easy for him to find and he can move them into whatever folder he wants.