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Jun 11, 2011 11:47 AM

SD card transfers

I bought a 4GB SD card, in which I want to use in place of the 2GB SD card that came with the 3DS.  Is there any way I can transfer the content from the stock card to the new card?  I have all of my downloaded game data on the old card such as DOA content.  I tried copying the SD card to my computer and copied it to the 4GB and the 3DS wouldn't read any of the content.

EARTHBOUND33 2,270 posts since
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Jun 11, 2011 11:59 AM in response to: ADRND7
Re: SD card transfers

you should be able to transefer the content from the 2gb sd card to the 3DS system memory, then back onto the 4gb sd card.

BEARDEDONE 1,636 posts since
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Jun 11, 2011 6:42 PM in response to: ADRND7
Re: SD card transfers

Yeah, you have to put the SD card in a PC and transfer the data to another SD card there.

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Jun 15, 2011 9:52 PM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: SD card transfers

Im having this problem to and when trying to transfer it over the pc i keep getting error messages. The Sd card is compatible with the system and all

BEARDEDONE 1,636 posts since
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Jun 15, 2011 10:30 PM in response to: ALLAC
Re: SD card transfers

What error messages are you are getting?

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Jun 16, 2011 11:16 PM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: SD card transfers

I keep on getting error code 0x80070079, this is the error code on the pc. I'll try another pc but im thinking it will be the same. If it were not for the 4 hours of play time of Links Awakining I would just redownload everything but thats last resort.

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Jun 19, 2011 10:03 PM in response to: ALLAC
Re: SD card transfers

I turned out it was an issue with the pc i was using. I tried a different pc and it copied all the files and they all work good.

BEARDEDONE 1,636 posts since
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Jun 19, 2011 10:09 PM in response to: ADRND7
Re: SD card transfers

You say that the 3DS cannot read the content on the new card.  Can your PC read the content on the new card?  If so, is the directory structure and files on the new SD card exactly the same as on the old SD card?

TYEFORCE1 3 posts since
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Apr 5, 2012 1:27 PM in response to: ADRND7
Re: SD card transfers

I'm having the same exact problem right now. I've transfered data from SD cards before without a problem, but now things aren't working as they should. Months ago I transfered all my data from the included 2GB SD card to a SanDisk 4GB SD card, and everything copied over without a problem. Now I want to transfer my data over to a new 16GB SDHC card, but after copying all of the data over to the new SD card, my 3DS doesn't read any of the data in the Nintendo 3DS folder. It reads the data from the DCIM and Music folders just fine, as my photos, videos, and music all appear in Nintendo 3DS Camera and Nintendo 3DS Sound, but none of my downloaded games appear on my HOME Menu, nor does save data or extra data appear in System Settings. What's going on here? =/

GUMUK28 7 posts since
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May 20, 2012 5:50 AM in response to: ADRND7
Re: SD card transfers

i have the exact problem as TYEFORCE1...any suggestion?

BEARDEDONE 1,636 posts since
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May 20, 2012 6:17 PM in response to: GUMUK28
Re: SD card transfers

Is it possible that the SD card is formatted as NTFS?  If so, the 3DS will not be able to read it, since it only supports FAT and FAT32.

 

If this is the problem you will have to:

 

  1. Copy all the data to your PC
  2. Reformat the SD card as FAT32.
  3. Copy all the data back to the SD card.
GUMUK28 7 posts since
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May 20, 2012 8:14 PM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: SD card transfers

No, because i already formated it to FAT32..actually 3DS recognize my SD card...it can detect my mp3 files and photo file...but it can't recognize demo,apps and games. If i put my old SD card (4Gb the new one is 16Gb) it can recognize all the files..

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