Is it safe to "Move EmuNAND" if SysNAND doesn't even seem to work?

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  1. CeIIophane
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    Is it safe to "Move EmuNAND" if my SysNAND doesn't even seem to work? I'm using a New Nintendo 3DS and according to my System settings: 11.6.0-39U
    I've always had Luma autoboot EmuNAND, and aside from everything like my data and games being on EmuNAND, I can't actually access SysNAND anyway. Attempting to boot into SysNAND gives me an exception occurred error.
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    Is it safe to go along with the Move EmuNAND guide despite this issue? I'm also highly concerned that I may lose all of my data for my 3DS games in EmuNAND such as saves, and the installed games themselves.
     
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    Just do an extra Section VII - Backup SysNAND to play safe, then start again from
    Section I - Prep Work to Section IV - Copy EmuNAND to SysNAND , then load the new sysnand to check whether it runs with no more errors. If still errors, still your emunand is unchanged and you have virtually no loss.
     
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    I'm testing the SysNAND backup on a spare CFW 3DS before I go onto my main system to play even safer. However, there's a big step where I have to copy everything from my SD Card to my desktop, format the card and then move them all back. I recall a while ago on /r/3dshacks Reddit that I cannot simply copy files from the Nintendo 3DS Folder (specifically Streetpass-related) as "all files inside are encrypted." Won't I end up losing that important data if I go through with the copying and formatting?
     
  4. duwen

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    err... pretty sure that a NAND from one 3ds won't work on another 3ds.
     
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    No, I mean I'm testing the method only on my backup 3DS first before I try doing it on my main.
    Edit: "Play safer" was only alluding to emuashui's "to play safe." Regardless, I'm still stuck on my previous question.
     
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    Copy the emuNAND to your sysNAND but don't delete your emuNAND. See if the sysNAND loads. If it does, delete the emuNAND, if it doesn't, then keep using the emuNAND like before.
     
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    No no, I was only mentioning that I would attempt backing up the SysNAND and then doing the "Move EmuNAND" guide on a backup 3DS only, in case I make any mistakes that I can then avoid making on my main console. I did not mean for it to sound like cloning; my apologies.

    Anyway, despite my fear of potentially losing any data during the process, the guide was successful on both consoles (respectively!) Thanks much, emuashui!
     
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