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Transferring SNES save data from one laptop to another

Discussion in 'Games' started by Judder Dust, Sep 12, 2019.

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  1. Judder Dust

    Judder Dust Thread Starter

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    Hi guys hopefully this is the right place to post this. I'd been playing a SNES game (Shin Megami Tensei II) on my laptop but then I got a new laptop. Is it possible to transfer my data from one system to another? I'm a complete noob at this kind of thing. Do I need a USB stick? I've never even used one.

    Also which files do I need? I suppose the rom itself plus the saved data? I might have trouble finding that.

    Thanks for your help.

    Edit: I own physical copies of the roms I download.
     
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  2. SeanLaurence

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    You would need to provide the name of the SNES emulator that you are using.
    You might also go to the website wher you got that to get some tips on where they store thier data files. etc.
     
  3. Judder Dust

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    Hi Sean, I think it was Snes9X. I think it would be quite routine but I've never done it before. Should I get a USB stick?

    Edit: basically what I'm after is instructions on how to transfer SNES data with a USB stick.
     
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  4. SeanLaurence

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    Well, A USB stick is cheap and is one of the simplest ways of transferring data between two devices that each support USB, so Yes.
    I thought your question was more involved. Do you know where Snes9x stores it's game files on your PC? You would need to know that and how to use Windows Explorer to copy files to your USB stick.
     
  5. Judder Dust

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    Hi Sean, yes I imagine it's quite simple. Could you walk me through the process of using a USB stick to transfer data?
     
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    I know nothing of your emulator, but from the forum I can see that the Foldewr (Directory) location is shown and set in "Emulation->Settings".
    http://www.snes9x.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25701&p=58121&hilit=folder#p58121

    So after finding out where that is, you could use Windows Explorer to copy the entire folder, then paste it onto your USB stick.
    Eject th4e stick, plug it into your new PC and copy the folder back to the same location on the destination PC.
     
  7. Judder Dust

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    Thanks so much I will try that.

    Edit: also, is it preferable to copy and paste the folders rather than to just move them? Just in case I mess up and need to retrun to the original folders.
     
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    I did use the word "copy"
     
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