Restore saves from one Nintendo 3DS folder to another

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Slasher115, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Slasher115

    Slasher115 Shizuo Heiwajima

    Jan 24, 2014
    Okay so i recently downgraded my n3ds and i backed up my entire sd card, i used the backup tool that the 3ds has for my saves. Long story short i decided to start all the way over and erase my entire sd card and start with a fresh sysnand, then i made my emunand. Is it possible to move my game saves from that very first backup and restore them to my new emunand?
  2. Vanth88

    Vanth88 Private

    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    I think what you'll want to do is copy your original nand.bin (nand backup) to your SD card and use either EmuNand9 or Decrypt9 and select the option to dump the nand.bin to your emunand. This should replace the emunand with your original nand and allow you to use your files from before.

    Make sure to turn off the 3DS as soon as everything's finished, and DO NOT START UP EMUNAND until you've copied your original files over. Make sure you have all of the files from your Nintendo 3DS folder backed up or else this won't work (your profile and saves are in there).

    I haven't tried it myself but I'm in the process of doing something like that because my backup saves are not showing up (using different profile ID).

    *EDIT* In case anyone else reads this, yes this works. I was able to use my original saves, backup saves, eshop downloads, everything. Just be sure you have your original sysnand backup or you won't be able to gain access. If you have that you can replace the emunand with your sysnand by selecting Clone Nand.bin to Emunand with Emunand9.
    Last edited by Vanth88, Jan 18, 2016