Freeing up space on sd card/micro sd card

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by JoshiYoshi64, May 12, 2017.

  1. JoshiYoshi64
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    I have cfw and my 32gb micro sd card only has 2.88g left and I was wondering what files I have to keep and what I can delete
     
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 悲しみ

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    Why not just upgrade to 64gb?
     
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    Keep the games you play the most, and delete those you never use maybe.
     
  4. JoshiYoshi64
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    Can't afford it + can't 3ds only take up to 32gb
     
  5. KunoichiZ

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    3DS storage can go higher than 32gb. You'll just need to format any 64gb+ cards to FAT32 first.
     
  6. AllenHirai

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    u can format 64gb and up to fat32 and get it to work with ur 3ds
     
  7. NightlyParadox

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    You can go much higher then 64GB, I have a 128GB micro SD card in my N3DS
     
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    That's just what Nintendo says, but that's not completely correct. The 3DS actually only supports FAT32, where 64GB+ use exFAT instead.
    But if you actually format those SD/MicroSD cards to FAT32, they will work on the 3DS.
     
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    are u blind that's why i put 64GB and up u idiot
     
  10. jockep

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    Maybe he missed it, no need to be rude.
     
  11. migles

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    ho... so, what did @KunoichiZ said before you?
    don't be rude... unless you are calling yourself blind and idiot...

    anyway @JoshiYoshi64 as vins super cool said delete the games you dont' use.. (back in my day i only had a 2gb card on my psp, i could only store 1-2 games lol!)
    maybe you have a nand backup that you did when you hacked your console (it should be about 1GB of space on the root of the sd card) you can move that to your pc, but i really recomend and most people will say to keep it on your 3ds as well in case something bad happens on your pc
    if you have a cloud storage service and will not loose the password or something, you can store the nand backup in a cloud to be safe..
    or if you don't care about restoring your 3ds in case something bad happens to the CFW, get rid of it (and there are plenty of people who regret not having a nand backup)

    aside from the nand backup holding up 1GB (or several of them) and games and roms there is not much you can get rid of.. cfw and programs only take like 1-10MB each thing..
     
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    the only things taking much space are old cia files if you didnt delete them at install, and nand backups (look at the size of a files9 folder (or maybe its called somethingelse with 9 at the end),
     
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    Screenshot the root and any other folders you think are taking up space. If you wanna find out, right click on a folder and click properties.