My world is not loading after a citra update

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Save states save the entirety of Citra’s emulation state. As a result, Citra updates that add new things to serialize in the emulation state will break the loading of existing save states that were created on prior Citra versions. Additionally, saving upon save state created progress will make the emulation state gradually more unstable. Since the emulation state never gets to clear out emulation bugs with a proper shut down. This is why in-game save files should be used most of all when saving and loading your progress. Save states should only be used within single gaming sessions, not beyond them.

As for recovering your progress, we’ll need to use an older Citra build that is still compatible with your save state:
Download citra-windows-mingw-20230624-9b82de6.7z from Release nightly-1930 · citra-emu/citra-nightly · GitHub
Extract using winrar or 7zip, then launch the citra-qt(.exe) found inside of the extracted folder. Load your game, load your save state, then save in-game. Now you can continue playing on the latest Citra builds using your in-game save file.