How to use 64 GB + SDXC Cards with 3ds

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  1. blujay
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    I don't know if this was a problem for anyone else but it was VERY confusing for me so I will make a simple Guide.

    1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard, install it
    2. Plug in your SDXC into the computer
    3. Choose your card (BE VERY CAREFUL YOU PICK THE RIGHT ONE!) and delete its partition
    4. Create a new partition in the unallocated space "Create As: Primary", "File Sytem: FAT32", and "Cluster Size: 32kb" (Make sure your drive has a letter name)
    5. Hit ok, then apply in the top left
    6. Test it in your 3ds
    7. Make sure to transfer your data if you haven't already;)
     
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    i thought 64k cluster was recommened for 64gb cards, or was that only for 128gb card? :) thanks for the info
     
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    IDK, I just used what a more complicated guide taught me.
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Okay. Every second tutorial already has that information, including mine.
     
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    i don't want to download anything can't somome just make a decent tutorial on how to do this with diskpart in DOS and give explicit commands i dont want to fuck up brand new card, EDIT ok i did it , that was scary hopefully it worked
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Hell why easy when it can be done complicated, no? Download guiformat, it's standalone, doesn't need to be installed and does literally nothing else than format something to fat32. But just for the glory of Satan I can assure you that it also works with that partition wizard, did it myself with that, but it's too much effort when guiformat essentially does the same and needs no setup.
     
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    ok i went for it, windows is reading it as 59.6 gb that is normal i assume
    also i assume i can use windows to formatt it right? it's just that windoes won't partition fat32 over 32 gb but it still formatt over that size fat32 partitions?
     
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    You can't use Windows to format sdxc to fat32. It'll only offer exfat and that won't work in your 3ds.
     
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    oh ok i thought that once i used this tool to partition it it would format it just not set the partition to fat 32
     
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    No no its all done, guiformats only purpose is to format stuff to fat32 so it's basically ideal for 3ds card formatting, being that you want to format something larger than 32gb.
     
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    in the command line you can.
    that is what that gui tool, it just gives you a gui for the built in windows thing :)
     
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    I just never found that command to do so. Still, guiformat somehow seems like the really easy way.
     
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    it says 488,365 blocks
    now if i only i could remember how much a block is
    also i wonder if i should have just injected my emunand 1st before putting the card in the N3ds or if matters
    EDIT
    ok block to GB formula i found is
    1gb = 8,192 blocks

    so 59.6 x 9,192 = 488,243.2

    and i got 499,365 so pretty spot on
     
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    Are you transferring old data from another card to a new card? Or setting up a fresh card?
     
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    well i have 4 gig card in my N3ds now with GW emunand setup on 9.5 but i am going to leave that for GW cart use and i don't really care about any installed cia's
    i also have a emunand.bin backup on my PC of 9.5 emunand
    so i guess now i will just use emunand inject tool to inject that to the card
    i plan on trying to setup rxtools on this 64gb card
    so i guess i can try to inject the GW 9.5 emunand to it, then just put the GW launcher on it and see if it's working then go about setting it up for rxtools to use the already injected GW emunand partition
     
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    Yup, just inject that emunand backup on your new microSD and copy the files over.
    Or you could also start completely over and just create a new emunand. Probably is about the same amount of effort. Just follow my tutorial (see signature) and you'll be completely up and running with rxTools
     
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    yes somone sent me this pack with all the files, SN easy rx, but it's for US N3ds i used it on a friends N3dsxl US
    but mine is a EU model
    but i think it should be ok since i am not using the DG files and emunand update files that came in it and i wont be using the inject H&S cia installer ill just use my GW to install a cia installer, not sure if the inject cia installer to H&S is region specific but i assume it is, but besides that i think everyhting else is safe and not region specific
     
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    HS injection needs to be done individually anyway on N3DS, you can't use the prepared files in rxTools, that doesn't work. You need decrypt9 and dump your own H&S, then inject FBI into that and install it again, done. Is linked in the FAQ of my tutorial.

    But yeah, if Gateway allows cia installation, just install FBI.cia or another tool you like
     
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    yeah now i cant figure out how to use emunand tool i have not used it in so long, there is no way to select my emunnd bin i want to inject it just keeps saying to insert a sd with an emunand, thats not what i want to do i want to use a emunand.bin i have from my 9.5 emunand i created a while ago that is on my HDD to inject it intot he newly formatted 64 gig card or can i not do that?