want to switch 16 Gigo sdCard to a 64Gigo

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  1. nastina
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    Hello everyone,

    i'm new with homebrew and all stuff about this. My friend helped me to install Homebrew on my old 3dsXL, using A9HL , sysnand , fasthax safehax etc.
    i wanted to know how to do for to transfer all from my SDcard 16gigo to my new SDcard 64 gigo.
    i was thinking if i could copy and paste all fromp the SD1 to the SD2 without do anything?
    i was reading much topic that i must DL a software for can be able to format my 64gigo to FAT32 because the other format is ExFat and it wont work.
    Can you please, give me a little hand for this? i'm affraid to make something wrong and break my 3ds.
    I also saw a topic with proflayton123 give an answer "If you're using sysnand and stuff just copy and paste the sd content, back it up and move onto bigger one".
    If that the thing to follow, can someone say me what mean to back it up?

    Thanks for reading
     
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    Thank you fror the fast reply! i wasn't prepare for have a fast answer ^_^

    It doesn't seems be pretty hard, that good to see it !
    but i have another little question, it's about your link that you sent me.

    6-When it’s done, that’s it! Your card should now be readable by your 3DS. Go ahead – turn your 3DS off, swap your old card for the new one, and check. You may be told your 3DS is initialising the card – that’s fine. If the Data Management – 3DS Software section shows an obscene number of free blocks, you’re sorted.

    I was thinking it could be dangerious to turn on the 3ds without the right card, or without any SD card, isn' it dangerious?
    that made me affraid to corrupt or to do something wrong that could result to break the console.
     
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    No using the 3ds with the new SD Card is just fine if you have set it to boot without the SD Card it will boot just fine and if you have not it will just power it off straight away anyway so its all fine.
     
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    That good to know, it's a relieve ^^ !

    ''Inside that folder will be two folders with long random names. One of these is the folder tied to your old card, the other is the one tied to your new card. Simply copy the contents (not the folder itself) of the old one (it’ll be the one with the larger filesize) into the other one – merging and overwriting again if necessary. *NOTE! Once you’ve confirmed everything is working, you can delete the old folder to make some space.''

    i opened my Old SD card ( i dont have yet my new 64gigo, i waited to see if it was possible to transfer everything etc, so all i show here it's from the only SDcard i got,; i did nothing atm, just reading all step) for to find the nintendo folder and see the huge random number folder. i didnt expected to got 2 folders.

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    i got 2 folder with a huge number, i don't know which one i will have to copy to the new SDcard because seems one of them is a old folder from the 4gigo SDcard.
     
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    Copy the latest one the one that was last edited in 2015 or you can copy both it does not matter
     
  7. nastina
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    the old one is 6gigo ; i dont know why it's so heavy.
    and the "new" one is only 2.8gigo.
    I downloaded 2 games with freeshop but i dont think it can count as 6 gigo.

    i noticed my 16gigo got almost 6-7gigo from something, i was thinking it was the luma + A9HL + homebrew etc, but it seems be not, right?

    do you think i can delete the old folder for make some space before to got my new 64gigo?
     
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    Yeah deleting the old folder will be fine it looks like the 3DS is not using it anyway
     
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    :bow: thank you for your time AecdArmy, you helped me very much.

    i'm gonna save all on my computer for prepare everything when i can have my 64gigo + gonna delete from my SDcard the old folder ( if something wrong i can still copy back from the PC).
    And now i gonna open another topic, need little help about creating Theme using Yata+ :rofl:!

    Thank you again!
     
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    No problem glad to help people anytime you need help just ask!
     
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    Seems i can only open a topic each 24hours, then i decided to PM someone for help but i dont find anything for PM. Then i google for know how to PM and i have to post 10 comments? thing is i don't wanna spam other topic for nothing, there is another way for PM someone?
     
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    You can get that person to PM you
     
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    I bought for now a 32 gigo seems was been enought but i got a problem with the ''While it’s doing that, put your new card in your 3DS and turn the 3DS on. It’ll initialise the card for you.''
    when i turn on the 3ds it suddently shut down, i dont know why.
    Any help please? :)
     
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    Well i tried just to paste all files from the old SD to the new and now it switch on.
    I was looking if the SD count as a 32gigo; because i saw some have a issue with that, that they got a 64gigo but the SD count as a 16gigo, and i see i got 177k block left ( with all my other games etc inside) .
    So it seems be more easy that i thought :)
     
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    Because I was worried that my Animal Crossing New Leaf save data wouldn't work on a new SD card I'm trying this at the moment....

    I used fat32format.exe to format the new SD card and then I'm trying this method:

    I'll try and post back if it works.

    EDIT: The transfer worked but took a long time using ImageUSB and Gparted LIVE. I can now use my 64 Gb SD card on my 3DS XL and keep my Animal Crossing save data :D
     
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    Glad it worked out for you. :)