upgrade micro sd card

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by udo4ever, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. udo4ever
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    udo4ever GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi everyone,

    I tried searching online and on gbatemp.net for the answer to this question but couldn't find anything. I recently decided to upgrade my microsd card from a 128 gig card to a 200 gig card. I have cfw installed (Reinx) and have installed alot of nsp files with tinfoil. My question is, what do I need to do to transfer all my data (included installed games and homebrew) to this new microsd card. Do I have to use the official method where I use the archive function in the configuration menu? Can I just copy over everything from the old card on the new card via my PC?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    p.s. I should have put a question mark at the end of the title... sorry!
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    You can just copy over everything from one SD card to the other as long as they are being used by the same console. I would only start messing with the archive flag if you're using a MacOS or a specific build of Windows 10 as these tend to set the archive flag automatically when transferring files which causes disruptions in how the Switch reads folders.
     
  3. udo4ever
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    udo4ever GBAtemp Regular

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    Awesome! thank you for your quick response. Should I insert the new microsd in the switch before I transfer everything to it on pc? Could I use the same nintendo folder? (it is the same switch)
     
    Last edited by udo4ever, Sep 30, 2018
  4. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    If there are games installed already, you must use the Nintendo folder from the old SD card. They are constructed a very specific way that make it hard to replicate manually.
     
  5. Solivagant321

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    yes but how is this possible with Fat32 format type because it only transfers 4GB/s at a time and its safest and best to use a Fat32 format on a hacked switch
     
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