Migrate Your Savefiles | Citra | Nintendo 3DS Emulator

Migrate Your Savefiles

DISCLAIMER: You do NOT need to follow this guide if you downloaded Citra for the first time after December 6th, 2016 OR if you have freshly installed Citra since using an older build.

In new versions of Citra, the location of saves has changed, so this guide will show how to migrate your saves to the new location on Window (Linux and macOS Bleeding Edge builds are planned, we are currently busy working on bringing nightly builds back.).

  1. Press Windows + R, type explorer %localappdata%, this should bring up a Windows Explorer window in a Local folder. Navigate to the citra folder.

  2. Navigate to the app-x.x.x folder with the highest version number.

  3. Move the user folder to your desktop. Make sure the user folder no longer exists in the existing folder.

  4. Run citra-qt.exe. The settings should now be reset, and Citra will begin using the new location. Now you can exit it.

  5. Press Windows + R, type explorer %appdata%, this should bring up a Windows Explorer window in a Roaming folder. Navigate to the Citrafolder.

  6. Move the contents of the user folder on your desktop to the Citra folder, overwrite any files if asked.

Now, all of your settings and saves for Citra have been moved to the new location, which has the advantage of being able to be accessed by any new version of Citra, bringing stability improvements and storing your user data in a safe place.

Written by The Koopa Kingdom on Tuesday December 06, 2016