Questions regarding .cia installations and data management

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  1. Locomotion182
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    Hi there I have a few questions on things to avoid when i start installing a few games as .cia

    Im concerned on he fact that I have read a few posts in the forum where users would loose everything in the SD card if they access data management menu in the system settings ? Could anyone please explain with a bit more detail about this?

    So if I access data management in sysNand I would loose everything , is this accurate? if I access data management in emuNand it would be ok then? Im concerned because I will need to access data management sooner or later for when i setup homepass.

    On that note, I also read something about separating the Sysnand and the emuNand, how would i go about doing this exactly? Is it recommended? and would this allow me to access the data management when in emunand ?

    Would I also need to do another sysNand backup like I did when i 1st installed the GW?

    any additional tips regarding this would be much appreciated as well!

    thanks
     
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    You can most certainly access data management in emunand only. If you are in emunand, it is completely safe to access data management; you will not lose all your cia files and save data. However, If you access data management from the systemnand, then you will lose all your cia files. As for separating the nands, I have no idea. I can't help with that and I have no idea what use that does. But hopefully someone will chime in later and suggest something for you.
     
  3. piratesephiroth

    piratesephiroth I wish I could read

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    Yeah, of course you'll lose everything when you try to manage your software on sysnand... it will see you have the games but you don't own them, so they're gonna be deleted.

    On emunand that will work fine.
     
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    perfect. at least i know I should be safe when i access it through EmuNand.

    Now regarding separating both systemnand and emunand, should i do this ? in case its recommended, what steps should i follow ?
     
  5. piratesephiroth

    piratesephiroth I wish I could read

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    It's not recommended. You can live fine with it the way it is now.
    What's recomended is creating 3 dummy wifi connections on sysnand (just add the SSIDs and save). So it will never be updated by accident.
     
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    I did that yeah. and placed a different theme on the emunand.

    I will keep it as it is then, thanks for your replies