Why switch from SDHC to SDXC change the Random folder in "Nintendo 3DS"?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Asia81, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Asia81

    Asia81 In my Ecchi World <3

    Nov 15, 2014
    ^ Title

    I switched from 32 SDHC to 64 SDXC (N3DSXL) and I had some fu**ing problems while copying my contents back to the new SD.

    And I figured out why. The 3ds has changed the random folder.

    SDHC (Old MicroSD)
    Nintendo 3DS -> 862cd6cb2b9303e552f7808fb60edc79 -> 5b1100e7473001685344333200275048

    SDXC (New MicroSD)
    Nintendo 3DS -> 862cd6cb2b9303e552f7808fb60edc79 -> ffff01034411ffff5553422000000030

    The first folder is the same, but not the second.

    I didn't change the NAND or 3DS. I just switched the SD, and let the console recreate the initialisation datas on the New SDXC.

    Now, I'm wondering, why and how?
  2. LinkSoraZelda

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    Hmm? You don't need to let the 3DS make anything on the new SD Card; just drag and drop your contents from the old SD onto the new. (Make sure the SDXC is formatted for FAT32!)
    IIRC, the new 3DS creates a different ID for the second folder each time a new SD is inserted anyway.
  3. d0k3

    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

    Dec 3, 2004
    That folder is not random, it is generated from the unique SD CID. Hope that explains it for you. Putting your old folder, with the old name, works, too.
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