SD Card Change Help

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  1. Tkompuras
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    I don't know if this is the correct subforum but, I have an old SD card the one that came with the o3ds, I used that for a while also downloading and installing games there, recently I changed that sd card with a 32GB one and also updated and formatted the system (To give it to someone but at the end I kept it). When I inserted the old one despite in the computer showing that I have things installed (around 1gb) the system doesn't seem to recognize anything in it and uses it as if it is empty. Can I do something?
     
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    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    Did it previously have an emunand? If so, that is why
     
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    The 32GB one was used when I downgraded the system and such but the sysnand auto-updated to 11.1

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    Since it's the same system shouldn't the software work?
     
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    If you want to remove all things from the old sd-card, even thing you cant see in explorer, then you can

    1. Remove all partitions from the SD-card manualy
    2. Use a SD-card formating tool that will create one partition with all available space.
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    This is because you formatted the system. Now it will only recognize save/game files in sd cards used after the format.

    A format unlinks the nnid, so naturally any content (games/saves) linked to nnids is no longer valid for that system.
     
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    I see, and I assume there is no way to bypass that
     
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    It's system specific plus the encryption of it
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    Unless you have a nand backup from before you formatted.
     
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    Can I extract any info about the NNID I used before the format through the files left-over?
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    With an old nand? Yes. Without, not really.

    Also the nnid afaik isn't the only issue, I was just using an example of why Nintendo would make old sd contents not work anymore.
     
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    The system is the same though

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    You mean a nand with the specific version of the sd card that was used?
     
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    The system may be the same but after doing a format it erases it all, creating a new "Nintendo 3DS" folder and things on the sd card, which contains a lot of vital information
     
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    Any nand backup before the format.
     
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    I'm sure you made a nand backup in the process of downgrading
     
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    I do have that but how can I use it?
     
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    Load hourglass9 by holding start at boot, and restore your nand backup using the sysnand backup/restore. Make a backup of your nand that you currently have first - in case you ever want to access it again.
     
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    Are you currently on a stock firmware? OFW, not CFW? If so, it's kinda pointless I guess.
     
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    Thanks for the info, that old SD card has the four swords inside but currently I am on 11.1 with only soundhax :(
     
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    How do you have a nand backup if you're on 11.1 with only soundhax?

    Did you update on accident without a9lh?
     
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    That is the case, my mom was playing with it and probably updated without knowing