1. WesMods

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    Forgive my ignorance but I've got everything in .xci to use with Xecuter SX Pro on an exfat format 256gb micro SD card. Am I better off getting everything in .nsp and using fat32 format, or is it 12 in one, dozen in another?
     
  2. Insane

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    Fat32 vs exFAT and XCI vs NSP are two different discussions. You can use XCI and NSP with FAT32.

    Community says that NSP is more better than XCI. For reasons, you need to ask around because I can't figure out why exactly.
    Pro NSP:
    - smaller size
    - only way to install updates and DLC
    Contra NSP:
    - installation needed
    - deletion is kind of cumbersome (via system menu)
    - easier detectable for big N (installs fake tickets)

    Pro XCI:
    - just drag and drop and play
    Contra XCI:
    - slightly larger size
    - no DLCs and updates available as XCI

    For Fat32 vs exFAT: Exfat is prone to some corruption issues via homebrew. Fat32 seems safe. If you use homebrew and emulators a lot, Fat32 is the much better filesystem with the drawback of having to split every XCI or NSP.
     
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    Thanks very much, perfect answer. It is how I was understanding but the Switch scene has been very busy, hard to keep up lately haha :)
     
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    I want to know something: Is there a way to set the archive flag on the folder via PyNX's os.stat function, or is there no Switch equivalent to the 'chflags' command available in PyNX?
     
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    followed waht was said on the first page, archive bit being set gave errors...​
     
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    Quick question: Can you just backup all files from an exFAT formatted SD Card, format the card to FAT32 and then copy everything back without losing anything? Just asking because I've got a few NSPs installed on that SD card and I don't really feel like reinstalling all of these.
     
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    Yes, you can do that.
     
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    Weird, when I temporarily switched to FAT32 for SX Cheat Finder I had to reinstall all of my games.
     
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    So what if I use FAT32 and use tinfoil usb install to install the nsps, but then the files are actually like over 4gb once they're installed on a FAT32. What would one have to do if I wanted to make a backup, and wanted to copy the backed up files back over to the SD on a FAT32. But then the files are bigger than 4gb, so you're unable to copy it back is there a solution for that?
     
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  11. Draxzelex

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    They're not over 4 GB once they're installed. Once installed, all of the .NCA files are made to be under 4 GB, even if an individual .NCA file exceeds 4 GB before installation.
     
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    I can't see the bat file to download.
     
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    This is pretty much a deprecated method. You should USB install your nsp files. No need to split anything, even on FAT32. Search for Fluffy on this forum.
     
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    Can Someone pls post me a link or a thread im really confused where to download NSPlitter
     
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