Hacking Tinfoil, download without installing?

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Hi,

I know I can install games directly with Tinfoil, but what if I also want the .nsp to backup externally in case I need it in the future and Tinfoil no longer exists?

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If you are searching for an alternative nsp installer, you can use this.
If you are asking if it is possible to install nsps without any homebrew app: No, it's not.
 
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Hi,

I know I can install games directly with Tinfoil, but what if I also want the .nsp to backup externally in case I need it in the future and Tinfoil no longer exists?

Thanks,
Get access to the gdrive by donating to hbg or joining one of the many clone stashes, then you get direct links you can download on your PC for safekeeping.
 

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Hi, sorry, I didn't explain very well.

I'd like to download the nsp's with Tinfoil, but instead of only installing it on my Switch, I'd like to also save the.nsp to the SD Card, so that I can backup the file on a Hard Drive.

For instance, I like to have all my game files on HD, downloading from external sites on my PC, instead of relying on Tinfoil. But there is a game update that I can't find anywhere (but Tinfoil).

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Get access to the gdrive by donating to hbg or joining one of the many clone stashes, then you get direct links you can download on your PC for safekeeping.
Thanks, I will look into it.
 

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Hi, sorry, I didn't explain very well.

I'd like to download the nsp's with Tinfoil, but instead of only installing it on my Switch, I'd like to also save the.nsp to the SD Card, so that I can backup the file on a Hard Drive.

For instance, I like to have all my game files on HD, downloading from external sites on my PC, instead of relying on Tinfoil. But there is a game update that I can't find anywhere (but Tinfoil).

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Thanks, I will look into it.
You can. Navigate to the location of your nsp file in tinfoil's filesystem and chose "copy"
 
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You can. Navigate to the location of your nsp file in tinfoil's filesystem and chose "copy"
Thanks for the tip. I tried it, and looked into tinfoil folder on the SD Card, but couldn't find the copied file. Is there a specific folder where it is saved after pressing the copy button (L)?
 

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Thanks for the tip. I tried it, and looked into tinfoil folder on the SD Card, but couldn't find the copied file. Is there a specific folder where it is saved after pressing the copy button (L)?
I don't have my switch nearby but logically you'll need to paste it where you want it to be
 
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I don't have my switch nearby but logically you'll need to paste it where you want it to be
Thanks. I didn't knew about that functionality.

What I ended up finding, is that after I install a game, plus updates, and DLC, I can go to the Installed section of Tinfoil and use the "Dump NSP" option, and Tinfoil will save the NSP for the base, dlc and update on the switch/tinfoil/dumps folder.Then I can just move it to my external hardrive for backup purpose.
 
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