Transfering between SD Cards

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Transfering between SD Cards

Postby nGen » 14 Dec 2012 15:43

Perhaps one of you more technically smart people can help me out with something. After downloading all three Guild 1 games (in addition to all the other games I've downloaded over the past months) I seem to be running out of room on the SD card that was included with the system. I'm buying a new one, but I want to know if there is an easy way to transfer all of the game data and saves on my current SD card to my new one.

Also, what's the biggest card the 3DS can hold?

Thanks for any and all help.
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Re: Transfering between SD Cards

Postby Popple » 14 Dec 2012 16:10

From Nintendo's Support Page:

Nintendo wrote:How to Transfer Data Between SD Cards


Step by step instructions on how to transfer data from one SD Card to another SD Card.

Important Note!

Need: Two compatible SD cards or SDHC cards

Need: An SD Card slot on a PC or Mac or a commercially available SD card reader/writer

Do Not: Alter, move, or erase files in the Nintendo 3DS folder.

Do Not: Overwrite data by recopying to the same SD card.

What to do:

1. Insert the SD card with the Nintendo 3DS data into the SD card slot or the SD card reader/writer.
2. Open Windows Explorer (for PC) or Finder (for Mac) and access the SD card.
3. Highlight the data and drag it to the desktop.
4. Eject the first SD card.
5. Insert the second SD card into the slot or reader/writer.
6. Using Windows Explorer or Finder, locate and access the SD card again.
7. Drag the data from the desktop to the second SD card.

Again, from Nintendo's Support Page: (Games and SD Cards > SD Card Compatibility)

Nintendo wrote:SD Card Compatibility

Information on the types of SD cards that are compatible with the Nintendo 3DS.

Important Note! While it is possible to use SD standard or SDHC standard based cards, we cannot guarantee that products other than a licensed SD card will work.


The Nintendo 3DS is compatible with SD cards up to 2GB in size, and SDHC cards of 4GB and larger.
MiniSD and MicroSD cards are compatible with the use of an SD Card Adapter.
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