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how to copy roms, snaps and settings from one retropie image to another?
August 15, 2021
9:41 pm
esplinter ratman

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I want to try the retropie CRT edition (https://github.com/krahsdevil/Retropie-CRT-Edition) but as the download file in github doesn’t include any rom I plan to download one of the images in arcadepunks and copy just the roms and snaps from the arcadepunks image to the “clean” retropie CRT image.

I don’t have much experience with retropie so I wanted to ask which files I should copy if I only want to transfer the roms, snaps and layout from the arcadepunks image to the CRT image.

In a quick look I guess I have to override the contents in “/home/pi/RetroPie” but I am not sure if should I copy anything from folder “/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/” ?

Are there any other files or folders I should check besides “”/home/pi/RetroPie” and “”/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/”?  I have seen there is another folder “/opt/retropie/” but I am not sure if I should copy anything from there.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

August 23, 2021
8:51 am
esplinter ratman

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Thanks for your help. I will try one of the images that you pointed out.

Still, I would appreciate if anyone can give some pointers about which files I should sync in case I want to copy the retropie config from one regular image to a CRT image.

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