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I wanted to turn a child node into a PackedScene (in runtime) just to make some edits and instance copies of it.

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func save_as_scene():
    var file_path = "res://your_scene.tscn"
    var scene = PackedScene.new()

Make sure you set the owner for each child of your node, otherwise they won't be saved.

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So, if I don't want to save on disk by using ResourceSaver.save(), will I get a PackedScene with scene.pack()?

Yes, tested it.

If you are using tool scripts, i suggest using these flags for the resource saver:

ResourceSaver.save( path, resource, ResourceSaver.FLAG_CHANGE_PATH|ResourceSaver.FLAG_REPLACE_SUBRESOURCE_PATHS)

This will trigger a refresh of the editor.

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