Homebrew Question Restore from emuNAND dump deleting emuMMC folder

NizNoz

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I was running Atmosphere 0.18.1 along with Hekate 5.5.4 on FW10.2 for months until I started getting random crashes. I “updated” Atmosphere and Hekate (replacing Atmosphere, Switch, Bootloader folders) and downloaded latest sigpatches. This seemed to work. Till a few days ago. I got the crashes again so I decided to start “fresh”.

I backed up sysNAND, and emuNAND using NxNandManager. And copied the folders Nintendo and emuMMC to my hard drive. I deleted all partitions and formatted the SD, repartitioned with 30gb emuNAND partition, and setup emuNAND using Hekate. Then, with switch now able to boot to a vanilla menu (incl 4 downloaded games I had originally received with my switch), I copied my backed up Nintendo and emuMMC folders back to the SD root, and restored only the USER partition of my emuNAND backup to the SD.

I imagined this would work.. but didn’t. Reboot seemed to take a bit longer, then the menu contained no more than the 4 original games (and none of my extra users where there either). The SD’s emuMMC folder, instead of 400+Gb, was 1.2Gb. I did this twice with the same result. The second time I “fixed” the emuNAND in Hekate. When I tried restoring the full emuNAND dump switch hung immediately, without getting the the Nintendo logo.

Please help… I don’t mind having to install all NSP’s again, but I’d really like to get back my users and saves..

Thanks for all this forums help. It’s been invaluable so far!
 

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If it's not possible to restore the saved games portion on my old emuNAND, does anyone at least know if it's possible to extract saved games/user data from the emuNAND backup on my PC?
 

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This is exactly what happened to me did you ever figure this out? Or just move on?

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Also maybe it happened because of installed theme?
 
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