Ran out of space on SD card during guide...not sure what to do now?

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  1. Kamiki
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    I'm following this guide:
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-4-(Getting-the-OTP)
    and I'm on section 1 number 26.
    The size for my emunand weren't right, so I figured I'd try again. I deleted the old emunand and moved sysnand to a different folder on my computer (deleting it off my sd and placing it with a bunch of backup stuff). When I reinserted the SD card, it said there wasn't enough space left, and somehow I've gone from having 7GB of data (at the start of the guide) on my SD card to almost 500 MB.

    I know that this process shouldn't take up all that space on my SD card, and I'm wondering what could be taking up all the space. Everything on my SD card is variants of kb and mb...I don't see anything super big on my SD card at all...At this point in the guide should I delete the updates folder? It's the biggest thing on my SD card at the moment.

    sorry for the noobish question .-.)
     


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    Sort it by size and see whats taking up all the space.
     
  3. Kyouken

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    What first jumps out at me is this: you know when you create an emuNAND, it creates a hidden partition on your SD card, right? I'm not sure how you'd go about creating multiple partitions with Decrypt9, but perhaps you've created an extra one. If you have backed up either NAND, that's going to take up quite a bit of space, too, considering 7GB.
     
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    Here's a screenshot of the folder sorted by size. I only have 543 MB left out of the 6.64 GB it can hold...

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    If I did, how would I go about deleting it?? Am I stuck with it?
     

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    Have a look at your SD with a partition manager on your computer and see if there's anything unexpected.

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    Not at all. You can delete it with a partition manager. Are you using a Mac? I would assume there's a built in one. There is on Win 10. But if not there are plenty of free ones to be found with Google, although I don't know which would be best for a Mac.
     
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    Easeus partition manager should work
     
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    Adding onto what regnad and DarkFlare69 said, you may want to back up your important files now before you do anything with the partition(s). I'm unaware if it would affect the partition where your files are that you've shown us, but it couldn't hurt.
     
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    Looks like I only have one partition...
     
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    How big is it?
     
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    some sd cards are messed up

    my friend has one that says 4 gb on label but actully only has 2 gb
     
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    That's probably a 5 cent chinese one.
     
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    Oh crap I was looking at the wrong thing. On easus it says i have 3 disks...

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    wait lol, no looked at the wrong thing again I really do just have one partition.
    EDIT: OKAY I think I'm wrong again ,, I have two, one's 1.1GB the other is 6.19 (the main one)
     
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    lol it came with the 3ds
     
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    what... nintendo included a fake 4gb one?
     
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    Confirm your SD card's drive letter and label before looking, and then look back, though it sounds as if the last time you checked you found the right one. That only makes up for 2.2GB of what you had, though... I'm still banking on a NAND backup you've got on the card somewhere. I know it doesn't show in the image you attached, but going from ~7GB to ~500MB in such a short time and doing what you're doing, that's the fastest way to eat up space.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'll try to see if there's anything I overlooked initially
     
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    That should be about right if it's an 8gb SD. Am I crazy, or does the stuff in your screen shot not add up to around 6gb?

    Do you have a lot of cia games installed on it?

    One possibility I suppose is to back up everything on your computer, erase some things to allow enough space to dump your emunand, do that, delete the emunand partition, format the SD, recreate the emunand partition, inject the backed up emunand, and copy everything back. And do all of these things while staying in EmuNand9, unmounting the SD with EmuNand9.

    But you should maybe wait for someone more knowledgeable than me to agree. :(
     
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    No problem. You're using a Mac it seems, and I have no knowledge of its interface. I will suggest seeing if certain filetypes are hidden from view.
     
  20. Kamiki
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    I was thinking the same thing earlier! There's no way any of this adds up to 6gb... I have no clue where the files taking up space are...I had two .cia games but I deleted them already. I may try doing what you suggested, that might be the only way to fix this :( I'll wait for more replies though.
    Thank you so much for helping :)!!