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3DS Transfer ROUND 2! Advice please -save game data
Old 02-13-2015, 05:24 PM
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Default 3DS Transfer ROUND 2! Advice please -save game data

Hey everybody! about 2 days ago when I decided I wanted the N3DSXL I began preparations.

First thing was to consolidate data between my original 3DS and my 3DSXL (2 different accounts), so I performed the transfer putting everything onto my original 3DS. Also I delighted to learn that my DL copy of Fire Emblem from the XL showed up as soon as the SD cards were swapped.
Next I'll be moving all my data to the N3DSXL w preinstalled Majoras Mask

Now I'm not sure what to do cause I don't know what will happen:

First off I need to wait 5 days for next System transfer - Frustrating but OK.

In the meantime I would like to play Majoras Mask on my N3DSXL.

In 5 Days I'll perform another System Transfer from the Original 3DS with mucho save files and my DL copy of Fire Emblem, to the N3DSXL.

If I don't register an account on the N3DSXL or a dummy account at worst - Will I retain ALL data, including Majoras Mask (redownload from store) and its save files (backed up on SD card and somehow merged with current SD card?) as well as Fire Emblem and other little treasures like that?

If there's a step I'm missing or some vital information please let me know.
Any Advice is great advice folks

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Old 02-13-2015, 05:27 PM
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Unfortunately, you will not be able to keep the save files from the new XL after transfer.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:30 PM
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Really? I mean, when moved from XL to 3DS, it moved my DL game as well as save data. but that was system to system, as opposed to staying on the one..
Can any form of SD data copying and replicating be of use?

Can the Save data utility not be used for DL game to DL game?

Not the end of the world if I have to start again, it's just a little frustrating is all..

Thanks a million for getting back to me!
Old 02-13-2015, 05:34 PM
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I'm afraid so. You can only retain save games from the source 3DS due to the console specific encryption. The transfer process does not re-encrypt any data from the target systems for use after the transfer, it all becomes unreadable garbage. This is why you have to re-download any games that were on the target system. I do not believe the save data utility can be used in this situation either.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:08 PM
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That's a bit of a pain... Not that I'm complaining at the ability to do what we're talking about. - I read yesterday that someone said if you made a copy of your SD on comp with the original save data - then did transfer, then inserted game, created a file and overwrote that folder with the one on the comp.. Does this sound viable?

I know I'm probably flogging the dead donkey at this point :/
Old 02-13-2015, 09:48 PM
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It won't work. If you want to keep the save and perform the transfer, you'll have to wait until the transfer is done. I'd suggest playing something else in the meantime.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:37 PM
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Yeah thanks for the help, I've already started the game, I'll finish it before making the big transfer.

Thanks Tekka!
Old 02-14-2015, 01:06 AM
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from what i understand, you want to mix 2 accounts into one right?
not possible..
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:28 AM
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Perhaps that is what it b?ils down to, what I truly want is save file migration, but of the target/source system it's in a bad spot. I will be able to re download the game when I transfer my existing account to N3dsxl.