Is there any way to retrieve lost save file?

Issue:
So I was going to save my game before going to something my mom told me to do, so I pressed save state as usual. An hour later, I come back and I open Citra and open the game, when I thought I had pressed load file, I accidentally pressed save file while it was in the opening screen because that’s when I usually load my previous game save. So I’m asking, is there any way for me to get my old save file back?

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel I5 10th gen
  • GPU: Intel Iris plus
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Canary 1970
  • Game: Pokemon X
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
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citra_log.txt (92.0 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Canary 1970 HEAD-7ee5bf9
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G4 CPU @ 1.10GHz | AVX512 | FMA
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                             Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics
GPU Driver Version                            27.20.100.9466
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [x]
Shader JIT                                    [x]
System Region                                 -1
Shader Disk Cache                             [x]

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Please enable the Vsync option if you are experiencing screen tearing.
  • The CPU Clock percentage is not 100%. You may experience unexpected game speed.

its not a bug I just need a way to recover my old save files

If you didn’t use any of the other Save State slots or used your in-game save files, then your save data is gone. Save data is always overwritten when saved to, so the old save data is gone from that point onwards.

Do note, Save States are not meant as a replacement for in-game save files as they are not as stable. Save states tend to break across different Citra versions and they can have a host of other issues acompanying them.
They are meant to be used within single gaming session, whilst you rely in your in-game save files to record your progress. That is the safest way to use them.

Thanks and ill try not to be careless next time.

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