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Offline Oblivion

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Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:22:44 PM »
I've run out of room on the pack-in SD card so I want to switch to my 8 GB one. Question is, how do I do it? I've already tried to just copy over the files but that didn't work. Help!

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 10:26:17 PM »
Really?  It worked for me.  I put my old SD card in my PC, copied everything off of it onto the hard drive, took out the old card and put it in my custom 3DS AR Card Game Case for safe keeping, put my new 32 GB SD card into my PC, copied everything back onto it, popped it into my 3DS and everything was there, ready to go...
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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 10:28:07 PM »
Yeah, it didn't work. I plugged it in and everything that was saved to the SD card wasn't showing up on the menu. I won't be happy if I have to redownload my crap-ton of games on the new SD card.

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 10:31:58 PM »
Hm.  That's odd.  Sorry I can't help - it worked for me, perfectly, the first time... ?:\
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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 10:48:27 PM »
No problem. I'll ask on GameFAQs or something.

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 11:50:34 AM »
Hmm, like UncleBob, I never had a problem. I did the exact same thing as him and it worked first time.

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 12:36:41 PM »
I just got a 32 GB SD card that I'm going to try this with so... wish me luck!
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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 10:07:54 PM »
Hmm. Worked just fine for me.
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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 10:17:12 PM »
What the hell? Maybe I should try doing it again.

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 05:35:29 AM »
It works, the important thing is you need to have the directories (folder) locations as they exactly were on the old SD card.



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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 07:33:19 AM »
Well, if I got to the root of the SD card and copy the whole damn thing over, that should work, correct? Does it matter that my 3DS is a launch 3DS and maybe the feature isn't in those models?

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 07:39:09 AM »
Mine was launch and that's exactly what I did. :D
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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
Well **** me sideways.

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Re: Help with changing SD cards on my 3DS?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 11:09:33 AM »
I'm pretty sure I just copied *everything* over, no problems.  I've done the same thing with my Wii, too.

You might want to do a direct binary copy (use 'dd' in Linux, for example) from the old card to the new card, and then just use a tool to grow the file system to fit the larger card.