Question ExFAT or FAT32?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by DiscostewSM, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but for someone interested in homebrew while wanting to be legit with Switch-specific stuff (like game purchases and online), which would be best? From what I understand, Lakka will not work with exFAT (but when attempted was slower than FAT32, which seemed odd imo), so that's already in favor of FAT32.

    I use a 200GB card.
  2. Hansel

    Hansel Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    As far as I can tell, you'd be better off with FAT32 unless you need files over 4GB, which if you're going legit you probably don't.
  3. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

    Aug 6, 2017
    United States
    New York City
    Homebrew works better with FAT32 while exFAT is only useful for stuff that requires >4 GB files such as backup launching
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    and NAND restoration (32GB single file).
    you can dump in multiple 4GB part, then merge the files on computer, but then you can't restore it.

    If you want to play games (xci, nsp), you also need exFAT because some are bigger than 4GB.

    If you have the possibility, I'd go with multiple SD Card, exFAT for NAND dumps and game install, fat32 for everyday homebrew usage, or an exclusive SD FAT32 for Lakka.
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 29, 2018