Backup My Sistem's SD Card

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  1. bart148
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    Some hybrid between Hyrule and Cerulean City
    So i was thinking about using the SD Card that comes with my 3DS, can i backup all the files by copypaste and format it and when i want to use it can i just paste all the files back and it will work or would it just screw it?
     
  2. ScarletCrystals

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    Yes, it'll work. Just make sure not to turn on your 3ds when the sd card is taken out.
     
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    Some hybrid between Hyrule and Cerulean City
    Thanks, i was kinda worried it wouldn't work
     
  4. Janthran

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    It won't work. When you format your system, it changes the private key. So any of the apps you've downloaded are suddenly unsigned and just take up space on the SD card.
     
  5. Nollog

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    She's talking about formatting her SD card, not her 3DS itself.
    Good point to clarify though.
     
  6. Janthran

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    Oh, okay then.
     
  7. jimskeet2002

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    One question on this. Can i transfer the files from the 2gb sd card to a new one 16gb and use this one?
     
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    yes
     
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    And it has to be and sd? or can it be a micro sd with an sd adapter?
     
  10. Foxi4

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    SD is a standard, much like SDHC and SDXC. Adapters and size pay no role here. The 3DS is compatible with any SD and SDHC card, and that's that.
     
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  11. AceWarhead

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    Well, SD adapters tend to fail more, but that shouldn't be a big worry/
     
  12. Foxi4

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    How so? It's the exact same card - all the adapter does is spread the leads onto a different size. Unless you bend the adapter or otherwise damage it, it has no influence on how the card works.
     
  13. AceWarhead

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    Well, on my EZ FLash IV, I had the exact same setup, and adapter failed a day later.
    I guess, look for GOOD adapters then.
     
  14. Foxi4

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    lol, reminds me of my Kingston miniSD-to-SD Adapter. It's in complete shambles - I disassembled and assembled it more times then I can remember, it's held only by tape and it... still works! Sometimes gets stuck in the slot though... the layers of tape made it thicker... :P
     
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  15. AceWarhead

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    Dang, that must be a good adapter. You should recommend this to the OP.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    Good adapter? Hell no! It broke into a zillion tiny pieces, why else do you think it's held by tape now? :lol:

    That said... before it broke into pieces it worked perfectly well... :creep:
     
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