Format emunand partition from 3DS?

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  1. Keylogger
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hey,

    Is it possible to format the micro SD card from directly from the N3DS without removing it?
    I have no more space on the card and want to remove emunand partition so I have to format the card but I have no SD card reader atm.

    So can I do this directly on the 3DS?
     
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    You can format the console which will also format the card if it's inside.
    You can also use Gateway's launcher and use the Format Emunand option. You'll still have emunand but everything else will be gone.
     
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    Actually I want to completely remove the emunand partition because it uses 1GB on the card
     
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    Yeah, I thought you might want to do that. That's why I first said that you can format the console which will also format the SD card. You'll lose anything that you installed on the console though (which is obvious but still worth mentioning).
    Other than that, no other way I believe.
     
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah no problem I made a backup of everything on my PC using the SD management app, I'll format the card so I will recover 1GB and then I copy all my data back :)

    EDIT: do have I to reinstall the AGB patched firm cia after a system format?
     
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    I don't believe formatting the SD with the 3DS will wipe the Emunand partition, pretty sure you'll have to connect it to the PC and use something like: SDFormatter with format type - Full (Overwrite) & Format Size Adjustment (On)
     
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    Now that you mention it, you might be right. It will delete the content of the SD card but it might not remove the other partition.

    I don't think so. It shouldn't affect the system files.