I made the mistake of entering Data Management on my linked SysNAND

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  1. metroid maniac
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    metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    Can I reinstall cia files and retain my old saves or am I screwed?
     
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    If you have a emunand backup you can retain your saves. If you did it once you can do it again.

    Unlink sysnand and emunand.
     
  3. metroid maniac
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    I'll unlink them now, definitely.
    I don't think I have a backup unfortunately, but I found various small files in the same folder as games are installed to. I cancelled the data management opening early when I realized what was happening.
     
  4. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    I won't claim to know that much about the folder structure or the details of cia save files but here are a few places to start.
    1. dev tools savedatafiler is a tool you will likely need.
    2. Read the save data mega guide at the top of this sub. It is mostly about encryption but should be some good background. Mmm know his stuff.
    3. Check the tutorials section for keywords like savedatafiler and cia saves.

    I have a couple of cia saves I need to move over to a N3DS so I need to start researching that area soon.

    Good luck.