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#1 2018-04-11 01:51:57

cmac8
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Registered: 2018-04-11
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Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

I don't know a lot about how the emulator works, but basically when loading a ROM of pokemon black up, I accidentally clicked 'save state' instead of 'load state' and now it seems that my saved file with my progress is gone. Is there anyway I can undo the save and get my game file back? Any help would be appreciated!

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#2 2018-04-11 03:24:24

fintogive
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

no.  its been over written.

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#3 2018-04-11 19:54:00

zeromus
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

When you invest a lot of work in an activity on your computer, you should make backups of your data. The data is just in files.

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#4 2020-11-01 15:53:45

G1BSON
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

2 and a half years late but for future reference for anyone that has this problem, you can go into the "States" folder and right click on the file which was overwritten and view version history, this then gives you an option to restore to a previous save. smile

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#5 2020-11-02 01:46:07

zeromus
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

This advice has nothing to do with desmume, applies universally to all applications, and depends solely on your operating system and what backup software you have installed.

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#6 2020-11-02 09:34:57

G1BSON
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

Exactly, this solution works for all applications and not just desmume. I assumed the operating system was Windows as it was not stated otherwise, as per your pinned post under Support. I haven't installed any backup software so this solution should work for most people.

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#7 2020-11-02 17:59:08

zeromus
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Re: Accidentally overwrote a save file, can I get that file back?

This built-in backup feature of windows 10 is NOT RELIABLE. It should NOT BE RELIED UPON. Only in very, very rare cases will it bail you out from mistakes. It is only there because it is very slightly better than absolutely nothing.

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