Tranfering content to a new SD card?

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    Robfozz GBAtemp Smartass

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    Im going to buy a bigger SD card soon and I wanted to know if theres any complications or things I should be aware of when doing so. Is it just drag and drop from old card to new card or? I use reiNAND if that matters
     
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    You will need to format the emunand on your new card to create the emunand partition, then backup the emunand on your old card and restore it to the new card. Then drag all your files from the old card to the new card.

    I use emunand tool to backup and restore.

    Pretty simple.
     
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    and don't forget that it needs to be formatted to fat32. Windows won't do that natively on large cards, so you'll have to use 3rd party software.
     
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    Personally I make a full copy of the old SD card using "HDD Raw Copy Tool", then I write that backup to the new SD card. Then, because usually you would be upgrading to a bigger card, I use "minitool partition wizard" to resize the second partition on the new SD card (this partition is the one you can see in windows, where you put your files/games, i.e. the big partition). You have to resize the partition because HDD Raw Copy Tool writes a direct copy of your old SD card with whatever sized partitions it had.

    I personally find this easier than formatting a new emuNAND and injecting a backup and all that stuff, since I can do it all on my PC. These programs are really easy to use too.
     
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    Make emunand on new card, copy everything else to PC, backup current emunand. Inject and move files into new SD card. That's all I had to do.