Retrive save games after deleting Emunand?

Fear125

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Feb 17, 2010
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Hi

I managed to update my emunand to 7.0.20. At the moment there is no working cfw for it so i decided to delete myEmunand and make a new one.
I backedup all the contents on the sdcard and transfered it back. But either the games and the savegames show up. When i try to install on of the games i had befor i get a message that says: game allready installed, but no save game. Is it possible to get the games back and the save games as well? If yes how?

I use the hidden partition as my emunand
 
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imprezgc8

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Did you back up the hidden partition? If not, I would suggest formatting your SD and starting fresh. If you do not have a back up of the hidden partition then I don't think you can get your saves. The games should install fine once you reformat.
 

Fear125

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Feb 17, 2010
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I got a backup of everything so it should turn up as planed, but sadly not at the moment.
 

imprezgc8

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How did you back up the hidden partition and then put the data back in the new hidden partition?

For saves going forward you can use checkpoint of the sx installer to back your saves up.
 

gnilwob

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Jul 13, 2018
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I got a backup of everything so it should turn up as planed, but sadly not at the moment.
The nintendo (or Emutendo) folder contains "Content", "Save" and "Album" folders.
But this is not the game save file.

The "everything" in your sentence refer to files on the sd card.
But your emunand is in hidden partition and it is not file on sd card.
So you lost the save already.
 

Fear125

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Feb 17, 2010
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Thant was what I was afraid of. Well well back to the old drawingboard then. Thank you for your help. Sadly i found out about checkpiont after the damage was done. This must be the classic learning by failing ;)
 

pka4916

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Aug 25, 2018
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nice tool... except my saves are a month old lol... I should have backed them up first before i went to 7..0.1 on my other switch
 

gnilwob

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Jul 13, 2018
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nice tool... except my saves are a month old lol... I should have backed them up first before i went to 7..0.1 on my other switch
You can retrieve/inject save from/to 7.0.1 using AMS0.8.4 and Checkpoint.
 

pka4916

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Aug 25, 2018
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Kinda figured that.. using AMS0.8.4 Never used that before, but I might give it a shot, since i got another switch anyways
Thanks for the tip.. That worked great and was done in a second.
 
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FoX80

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Dec 7, 2019
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I think I can use this thread. Hope it is by the rules...
My Switch got banned so I was thinking if there is a way to safely delete the emunand file (I know I know...), without losing games and saves and use those aditional 32gbs that were used by emunand...
Thanks!
 

NexNus

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Feb 18, 2019
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hell
I think I can use this thread. Hope it is by the rules...
My Switch got banned so I was thinking if there is a way to safely delete the emunand file (I know I know...), without losing games and saves and use those aditional 32gbs that were used by emunand...
Thanks!
just use checkpoint and back up saves from emunand then import to sysnand and delete emunand, I assume you still have backups of all the games you had installed.