Homebrew Question Homebrew to delete game icons quickly?

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the only way I know of to delete game icons is to delete the game, not archive it. archiving is for quick access. a cloud will appear above the game allowing you to download the game back directly from the eshop. that was/is its purpose.
 

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the only way I know of to delete game icons is to delete the game, not archive it. archiving is for quick access. a cloud will appear above the game allowing you to download the game back directly from the eshop. that was/is its purpose.
Yes but it leaves behind the icons lol and deleting hundreds of icons one at a time is tedious. Sometimes games get pushed so far down and get mixed with the archived games that its difficult to tell what I have installed at a glance
 

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might be difficult. that's appmeta. the ps3, ps4, and vita use it too. deleting the icons will likely still cause a used space. if you delete an icon on the wii u, it's replaced with a question mark tile, and the game is unbootable. you'd need something that can interface with the indexer. afaik, nothing like that exists for the ps3, ps4, vita, or wii u, so it's unlikely it exists for the switch. I'm just guessing however, since I don't own an exploited system. if enough were known, installing probably wouldn't be necessary.
 
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Yes but it leaves behind the icons lol and deleting hundreds of icons one at a time is tedious. Sometimes games get pushed so far down and get mixed with the archived games that its difficult to tell what I have installed at a glance
Don't archive games. Just delete them. Deleting gets rid of the icons. Archiving keeps the icons.

You can go through your Nintendo folder and try to figure out what each title is by the numbers, and delete them that way.

But thats probably even slower than just going through the menu and deleting them.

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if by number you mean content id, you can find the content id in hex, because the ticket is named after it. (tik)

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all games end with 000 and updates end with 800. don't really understand the dlc numbering process.
 

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if by number you mean content id, you can find the content id in hex, because the ticket is named after it. (tik)
Yes, but you'll still need to go through all of them to find out what game is which.

You can spend less time by just going through them, press +, and then go to delete software.


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Lol that's the whole point of this thread. Deleting them isn't the problem... deleting over a hundred of them is lol but It seems there's no solution other than good ol' fashion manual labor xD

It is your problem since you installed all those games.
 

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would it be any faster to back up your saves, then format, reinstall what you want then? don't have an exploited system, so I don't know which would take longer.
 
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Yes I'm completely aware of that lol but deleting everything one at a time is time-consuming considering I have over a hundred of them
Then start right away if you want to be done before dinner. From now on, consider keeping the system menu clean by only deleting games.
Considering you can always re-download them from the eShop (or any NSPs website if they are copies), there's absolutely no point on just archiving them.
 

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backup and then do a wipe, only install what you'll actually play faster than someone creating a homebrew or you deleting them manually most likely
 
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Lol that's the whole point of this thread. Deleting them isn't the problem... deleting over a hundred of them is lol but It seems there's no solution other than good ol' fashion manual labor xD
You must love the retro to have over 100 games.

Ive got a 1tb sd and i dont have anywhere near that many.

Think your getting arsey because you thoughr archive means you can bring it back, but in the mean time realise the tiles are left and you dont like it

Tiles are left so its a shortcut to re download from eshop.

Maybe learn how the console works.
 

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You must love the retro to have over 100 games.

Ive got a 1tb sd and i dont have anywhere near that many.

Think your getting arsey because you thoughr archive means you can bring it back, but in the mean time realise the tiles are left and you dont like it

Tiles are left so its a shortcut to re download from eshop.

Maybe learn how the console works.
Lol I understand how the console works. Simply asked if there was a homebrew solution to deleting icons.
 
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