Should I have removed SX EmuNAND in microSD files prior to creating EmuNAND as hidden partition?

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  1. DiscostewSM
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    Was just thinking about that now.
     
  2. daedelus82

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    If I recall correctly the release notes says it formats your SD card.
     
  3. jakkal

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    Yeah read the release notes
    It's there for everyone to read
     
  4. DiscostewSM
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    But it doesn't do anything else outside of the sd card?
     
  5. lufeig

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    no, i have just created emunand as hidden partition

    sx os doesn't do anything else outside of the sd card.

    i checked my whole room: the walls, floor, ceilling... it did absolutely nothing outside the sd card, everything is untouched.
     
  6. TnDan

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    Hi guys, sorry that I really do not understand the different between the 2 Emunand version on microSD.

    I come from Emunand on the SYSnand. It was pretty clear because I have 2 different OS and I boot in CFW or OFW easy.
    My idea is to have 2 different enviroment. One as much "clean" as I can to play online with my original games and the other only for XCI and NSP that I download to avoid ban.

    Right now, I create a Emunand on the microsd, the "hidden" (recommended one) but when I turn on the switch on, all files are in the same place. I don't feel like are 2 different systems.

    I really do not understand the different between the 2 different emunand "hide" (partition) and "file".
    I want to have 2 different system, which one do you recommend to me?

    Thanks!
     
  7. WiiUBricker

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    Hidden means emuNAND is installed in a partition that is hidden from view by default on Windows. If your SD card ever gets corrupted, your emuNAND is save cuz its in that hidden partition. EmuNAND as files means EmuNAND created as a bunch of large files visible on the SD card in its regular partition. You can freely copy and move those files around (to conveniently move to another SD card), but if your SD card gets corrupted, your emuNAND is gone. So you have the choice:

    Hidden Partition: Save from corruption, but harder to switch to another SD card.

    Files: Easy to switch to another SD card, but not save from corruption.

    I would personally recommend using a large enough SD card and the hidden partition option.
     
  8. SgtP3pp3r

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    When you create Emunand through the SXOS menu with the 'hidden' option, it basically formats and repartitions your sd card, clones whatever is in the sysnand, and puts it in the hidden partition. When you have just done it both will be identical, but any changes henceforth will only affect one of them. Im not sure if there is a migration option through SXOS, but i think that might have been what you needed.
     
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