Migrating to a bigger SD card and keeping games ?

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So i’m upgrading to a bigger SD on the same 2017 version 1 Switch

I was using a fat32 partition with hidden emummc partition

I’ve installed a bigger SD and wanted to build exactly the same system from the ground up on a bigger SD, I’ve created all the new partitions Fat32 and hidden 31gb partition for emummc on the new SD card, using Hekaki and everything works great and I can boot into Atmosphere no problems and run all the homebrew stuff so I now have a perfectly running brand new build running CFM and Emummc but now I want to move over all my old games which I had on the old SD card which is 200GB

To copy over all my games I copied the Nintendo folder from the old Emummc folder on the old SD card but I’ve just rebooted the system and it comes up with a message saying “This microSD card is being used by another Nintendo Switch and the data needs to be deleted”

It took several hours to copy this Nintendo folder so I really don’t want to delete the data..

Is there anyway to save this data ? what step did I do wrong ?
 

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All I ever did was copy every single file off my sd card to my PC, format the bigger sd card and copy all the files back and it works.
 

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when i first booted the new CFW it has all the old settings and games from the OFW Sysnand….so should i have migrated something else and not the OFWsysnand ..then it would have let me copy over the 200GB Emunand folder from the old SD card which I assume has all the games in it without causing this error about the microSD card being in use on another Switch ?
 

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I forget most use emunand/sysnand I don't, so maybe ignore my instructions they may be different for emunand/sysnand.
 

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The guide says to "copy the contents of your SD card"; that means everything. You selectively copied just some folders correct?
 

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I mean, it sounds like you didn't copy everything based on your post. My steps were:

1. Create an emunand via hekate
2. Clone emunand via emutools and put it in new emunand
3. Copy all files from old sd card to new sd card
 

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So i’m upgrading to a bigger SD on the same 2017 version 1 Switch

I was using a fat32 partition with hidden emummc partition

I’ve installed a bigger SD and wanted to build exactly the same system from the ground up on a bigger SD, I’ve created all the new partitions Fat32 and hidden 31gb partition for emummc on the new SD card, using Hekaki and everything works great and I can boot into Atmosphere no problems and run all the homebrew stuff so I now have a perfectly running brand new build running CFM and Emummc but now I want to move over all my old games which I had on the old SD card which is 200GB

To copy over all my games I copied the Nintendo folder from the old Emummc folder on the old SD card but I’ve just rebooted the system and it comes up with a message saying “This microSD card is being used by another Nintendo Switch and the data needs to be deleted”

It took several hours to copy this Nintendo folder so I really don’t want to delete the data..

Is there anyway to save this data ? what step did I do wrong ?
Are you using a Mac?
 
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