Move save from cart to use by .cia version?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Selver, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Selver

    Selver 13,5,1,14,9,14,7,12,5,19,19

    Dec 22, 2015
    PowerSaves and other utilities can save/restore save files from cartridges.
    SaveDataFiler can export and import saves from .CIA (installed, eshop) games.
    A physical cartridge can be converted into a .CIA.

    Two questions:
    1. Am I correct that SaveDataFiler cannot export/import saves from/to a cartridge?
    2. Is there a tool chain that allows moving the save data from a physical cartridge, and applying it to that same game (installed via .CIA)? (if so, can you please give pointers or otherwise list the tools needed?)

    OK to presume CFW, hardmod, PowerSaves dongle, SaveDataFiler, etc. ...
  2. TheKawaiiDesu

    TheKawaiiDesu Ball of Kawaiiness

    Aug 23, 2015
    Korea, North
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  3. Februarysn0w

    Februarysn0w School Idol Festival

    Oct 31, 2014
    Mino city Osaka
    SavedataFiler can dump your cartridge savedata. also can transfer your cartridge save to Download game. (other word CIA format game) I Do not know any exception.
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  4. Sykoh

    Sykoh Leader of the Brick Masterrace

    Aug 21, 2015
    Your Bricked SYSNAND
    Save Data Transfer Tool
  5. dscdscdsc

    dscdscdsc Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    United States
    i use jksm to transfer my saves. i have transferred between the cartridge and cia version of the game in both directions with it.
  6. videogame57

    videogame57 Touch Fluffly Tail

    Apr 27, 2014
    Right behind you
    This does work quite well, I used it to transfer all my saves.
  7. godstriker8

    godstriker8 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    SaveDataFiler works for points 1 & 2.

    Its been awhile since I did it, but I remember that you have several options with where to copy the save file from CTR (which is the cart).

    And I believe you want to choose 'install to SD' if you want it to work with CIA.
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  8. Selver

    Selver 13,5,1,14,9,14,7,12,5,19,19

    Dec 22, 2015
    Aha! I didn't realize JKSM supported games using the secure value, last I looked JKSM had some limitations there. Tried it, and it worked wonderfully! Now I don't have to worry about losing my carts. Awesome!

    I believe you both, I guess I just didn't figure out the UI. I'm now using JKSM, as it works and has a nicer UI.

    Interesting, are you referring to the built-in tool in system settings? I've never tried to use this....

    Thank you all for the answers, info, and stuff!
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Depending on the game you might need fbi installer delete secure function to make saves compatible. I'm not entirely sure how it works, but i needed when i imported super smash bros save from cart to cia.:unsure:
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