Switch save files lost help


Novice Member
Hi, my Nintendo switch ran into a problem requiring me to factory reset. After I done this I realised I had lost all my saves that I've spent hundreds of hours on even know they should have cloud saved. I wad wondering if anyone knows if it would be possible to download complete saves files from a website on pc, copy them on to a micro sd card then copy them to my switch or something similar? Thanks.
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Damn that sucks. I had every spirit on smash ultimate too haha. No idea why my cloud saves weren't backed up I'm pretty sure they're supposed to automatically upload.
It should do it automatically or at least have an older save file in the cloud.
Are you definitely sure you’re logged in on the correct account that has an active Switch online subscription?

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