I didn't do anything different than I had been doing. I recently got Desmume and I hadn't had any issues with it. For the past three days, I've been playing Pokemon Black 2, nine hours into it, and I played this morning. Saved, closed, did my daily things, and when I got home, my recent ROMS were gone. Confused, I manually opened Pokemon Black 2 up from the WinRAR file, and there was no option to load my previously played game. Just the "new game" option. I hadn't touched any files, didn't save or close any differently.
1. Is there any way to recover my game?
2. What went wrong, so I can avoid doing it next time?
3. Is there anyway to back up my saves, in case something like this happens again, I don't lose my progress.
this isn't technical.
if you want support, use the support forum.
problem 95% positively caused by running desmume from the archive instead of dearchiving it to your desktop. files get lost when you do that at unpredictable intervals. desmume writes files to the disk. you're in charge of that. by not taking charge of it, you leave it to chance.