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Scraped/loaded Pi 3b Retropie Image files to transfer to clean Pi Zero W image



  • Hi! I've been using a Raspberry Pi 3b Retropie image for years (with roms, art, and scraped data), and I'm about to buy a Raspberry Pi Zero W and do a clean install of Retropie for it. I'd like to get my Pi Zero W image as close as I can to my 3b image as I can, and my thinking is this would mean transferring:

    • Roms folders
    • Gamelist files
    • Downloaded images

    Once I do that, my plan is to start testing roms to see what works and what does not. Can you all tell me if this would work, or would there be a better way of getting my first Pi Zero image running as close as I can to my 3b image? Thank you all so much!


  • Global Moderator

    Transferring the items you mentioned should work and replicate your existing gamelists from the Pi3 to your new Pi Zero system. Make sure you run a full update first on the new system to get the latest version of Emulationstation and of the included emulators.



  • @mitu thank you so much!



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