Save data after removing and reinstalling .cia

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Kibido, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Kibido

    Kibido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 3, 2014
    I need to delete the .cia of a game and install it again because reasons. Will my save data remain? Or will it be incompatible once I install the new .cia, making me start over? Thank you.
  2. Scarlet

    Scarlet Self-Inflicted Achromatic

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    Uninstalling a CIA destroys your save data with it as far as I know. Use SaveDataFiler or some other save manager tool to back it up before and restore it after you've reinstalled.
  3. aos10

    aos10 Fairy Princess

    Apr 10, 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    when uninstalling any installed game , they ask you if you want to remove the game with the save or just the game
    you can remove the game alone , there is an option to back up Digital/cia games on 3DS

    but , if you installed the same game from another region , it mostly won't be compatible with the old save
  4. justln

    justln GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 16, 2013
    MHX saves on the SD card so removing and reinstalling doesn't affect the save. Fantasy Life does too but I'm not sure if that works.

    Otherwise, uninstalling other cia files will remove the savegame since it's stuck with the cia.
  5. Kibido

    Kibido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 3, 2014
    lol how did you figure out I was talking about MHX? It's not even for me actually, I'm asking for a friend who can't patch it with NTR.

    Thank you for the replies everyone, much appreciated.
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