Question about system transfer

#1aak57Posted 3/31/2013 9:57:03 AM(edited)
I'm going to be switching from an XL to a normal 3DS, and basically I'm wondering if there will be any issues in trying to transfer from the 4GB card to the 2GB card. I have less than 2GB of space used, but my concern arises from the way they do the transfer. I know with Windows, it'll refuse to let you transfer the system image from a 500GB hard drive to something smaller even if you only have like 30GB actually used because it essentially takes a "snapshot" of the entire hard drive rather than simply copying files.
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#2NdaydayPosted 3/31/2013 9:59:09 AM
All you're doing is copying the files and slapping them on the 2GB, so it shouldn't be a problem.
#3aak57(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 10:07:58 AM(edited)
I kinda figured that was the case for simply using a new SD card, but I was more concerned about doing the actual system transfer (so my downloads and link to club nintendo account are on the new 3DS). I take it it'd still be fine?
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#4confettistormPosted 3/31/2013 11:00:08 AM
You're basically just moving files from one card to another.
It's not a system image thing since you are literally dragging your folders out of your old card and into your new one.

You can also not cut and paste the files into your new card and keep them on your desktop until you can test out the data on your 2GB card.

What is the reason behind downgrading out of curiosity? Faster speed on 2GB?
#5aak57(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 11:26:55 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure if I'm being unclear or if I have a misunderstanding of the system transfer process. I thought you connect two 3DS systems via wifi and it moves all your data to the new system, essentially wiping the old one. I'm not referring to simply moving files from one SD card to another via PC, as I have downloaded games and since those are tied to the system I need to perform an actual system transfer.
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#6_OdarpPosted 3/31/2013 3:49:46 PM
Yeah, but after the transfer is over you are supposed to switch SD cards, so you will have to go to your PC and transfer the data from one card to another yourself, the transfer only makes it usable on the new ds
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#7aak57(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 3:51:57 PM
Ah, I see, so it was my lack of understanding. Didn't know about the card switching part, just assumed it would cut/paste as part of the process. Okay then, sounds like there shouldn't be any issues.
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