3DS SD Card Please Help

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User Info: EnGardev0ir

EnGardev0ir
3 weeks ago#1
I've noticed I'm using a lot of blocks on my SD card. I'm thinking of getting a new one with more blocks. Basically I want to:
- Insert a new SD card into my system
- Transfer data from old card to new one

I'd have:
- Old SD card
- New SD card
- 1 3DS

How would I do this?
I'm usually on after 7 pm ET. Usually off by 9 pm.

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EnGardev0ir
3 weeks ago#2
Also, will my Pokebank data, Yokai Watch data, and ORAS data be transferred and playable as well?
I'm usually on after 7 pm ET. Usually off by 9 pm.

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EnGardev0ir
3 weeks ago#3
Ooooone more thing straight from Nintendo's website: "Do not use save data from an old card after transferring."

Does this mean save data on my games will be unplayable? Do I have to start over?
I'm usually on after 7 pm ET. Usually off by 9 pm.

User Info: TinyTim123

TinyTim123
3 weeks ago#4
You're not doing a system transfer.
You will need a computer, and a way for that computer to read the SD cards.

Step 1: pop original SD card into computer.
Step 2: Copy everything from original SD card to computer.
Step 3: pop new SD card into computer. Ensure it is formatted to fat32 so that the 3DS can read it. New SD cards sized 32gb and less come that way by default.
Step 4: Paste everything from the original SD card to the new SD card.
Step 5: You should be good to go on your 3DS now, not losing anything.

Don't go back to using the old SD card after transferring to the new one, and you don't have to worry about Nintendo's warning. Some games have a timestamp on both the SD card, and the 3DS system's internal memory, and digital games compare the two. If the time stamp is different, the system will throw up a corrupted save error, that is why they give you that warning.

Good luck!
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User Info: EnGardev0ir

EnGardev0ir
3 weeks ago#5
TinyTim123 posted...
You're not doing a system transfer.
You will need a computer, and a way for that computer to read the SD cards.

Step 1: pop original SD card into computer.
Step 2: Copy everything from original SD card to computer.
Step 3: pop new SD card into computer. Ensure it is formatted to fat32 so that the 3DS can read it. New SD cards sized 32gb and less come that way by default.
Step 4: Paste everything from the original SD card to the new SD card.
Step 5: You should be good to go on your 3DS now, not losing anything.

Don't go back to using the old SD card after transferring to the new one, and you don't have to worry about Nintendo's warning. Some games have a timestamp on both the SD card, and the 3DS system's internal memory, and digital games compare the two. If the time stamp is different, the system will throw up a corrupted save error, that is why they give you that warning.

Good luck!

Thank you so much! I was getting nervous, but I feel more confident now.
I'm usually on after 7 pm ET. Usually off by 9 pm.
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