formatting after system transfer, SD card deleted too?

#1c_h_shawPosted 3/27/2013 12:07:53 AM
hi, i've traded in me old 3ds and copied it over to me XL. the shop was greatb enough to let me do it there and then. after the pikmin transferred all me data over to me XL, the 3ds then formatted the memory.

did this format the SD card on the old 3ds as well? i don't like the idea of some biff looking at me pics and of me family. or worse, seeing as how we live in the social media age, some biff putting them on facebook or something.
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#2warlord3Posted 3/27/2013 12:15:19 AM
The transfer wipes the old 3DS out completely. When it is turned on again it will ask them to pick a language, just like when it was brand new.
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#3vidalmorazaPosted 3/27/2013 12:17:08 AM
I did a transfer to my XL and the SD card was not deleted, just put it on my new 3DS XL and everything was there....
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#4iphysPosted 3/27/2013 12:27:49 AM
You're supposed to swap your old SD card over to the new 3DS after the transfer, so that you keep all your data.
#5IHeartMetroidPosted 3/27/2013 12:58:33 AM
Sounds like some biff is going to have a fun time tonight...
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#6datopgamerPosted 3/27/2013 1:27:16 AM
SD card isn't formatted from the system transfer. You switch the SD card to the new 3DS.
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#7UmiKaruPosted 3/27/2013 3:28:20 AM
Sadly, I lost all my sd data because i had to turn in the old sd in with my 3ds to gamestop. And I did a backup of it earlier to put it in my new one, but all the data is signed to the old 3ds. So now i have to redownload everything from the eshop (the ambassador games and saved data).
#8iphysPosted 3/27/2013 7:41:10 AM
In that situation, I think I would have copied the data to a new SD card and wiped the original 2GB card to return with the system, put the new SD into your old 3DS to perform the transfer, and swapped it over to the new system after the transfer. It's not like a 2GB SD card is expensive, or better to upgrade to a bigger card like 32GB anyway.