Smash save file recovery [experienced users needed, HELP!]

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  1. Swiftloke
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    Swiftloke Hwaaaa!

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    Sooooo I happened to notice that I'd f*cked up the partitioning on my 3ds sd card and so I backed it up and fixed the partitioning. HOWEVER the backup got messed up somehow and Smash got all kinds of messed up. The eShop says it's downloaded, The icon but not the top screen label shows up, and it won't launch, [however showing me my spotpass and streetpass blinking lights on the icon] and once i launch an app and return to the menu it's gone. Data management reads it as ~6 apps with no name and no icon, with 0 blocks. I can redownload the app, in fact, i already have. However, i have intent on recreating a years worth of unlocked characters, stages, custom moves, and all of my records. Soooo, I need an experienced 3DS hacker to dig into my backup data, and, if possible, rescue my save file with instructions on re-implementing it. There should be no issues, in theory: this is the same DS, same SD card, same data, etc. I just need my save file. Please, anyone out there with the ability to help me, I urge you to help! It's very, VERY important to me. The ZIP file containing my backup is at the following link: . good luck.
    EDIT: GBATemp doesn't like the file size of the ZIP, so here's a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rJQ3f2l83aTE1SajQtVnNhcGc/view?usp=sharing
     
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    Well first off, there's no attachment that I see that has your backup. Secondly, you said you screwed up the partitioning and then 'fixed' it. Are you sure you did? Try taking everything off the card and then formatting it as FAT32 with 32kb cluster with only one partition, not multiples. Copy everything back and see how it goes.
     
  3. Swiftloke
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    Swiftloke Hwaaaa!

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    Just fixed the link. Formatted as FAT32 under complete partition size, instead of 3.89 GB. Used gparted. named 'BOOT'. Works fine in 3ds.
    EDIT: by complete partition size I mean the whole size of the card, 8GB, instead of 3.89 partition and the rest unallocated.
     
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    Also, would it be possible for you to locate the backed-up save file of alpha sapphire and teach me how to reinstall that? Thanks.
     
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    3ds files on the SD card are uniquely encrypted; nobody will be able to magically recover your data.
     
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    Are you sure? I saw a program floating around that could unencrypt games...
     
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    @Swiftloke - Please do not double post, it's against the rules :(
     
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    Oh right, my bad.
    So about that ORAS save file. I gave up on the smash file, however I believe that it should be easy to locate the ORAS backup file and implement it. any thoughts?
     
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