Transferring data between SD Cards
To free up space on a full SD Card, delete photo or sound files you no longer need via Data Management in the System Settings. Alternatively, transfer all of the data from your current SD Card to one with a larger capacity. You can save software to another SD Card, but cannot later combine the contents of multiple SD Cards. In order to transfer data, you will need a computer and a commercially available SD Card reader / writer and should transfer the entire “Nintendo 3DS” folder to the target SD Card.
1. Remove source SD Card from Nintendo 3DS family system.
2. Insert source SD Card into SD Card reader / writer connected to computer.
3. Insert target SD Card into SD Card reader / writer connected to computer.
4. Copy the entire “Nintendo 3DS” folder from the source SD Card to the target SD Card.
5. Safely remove target SD Card from computer and insert into Nintendo 3DS family system.
- If you are unable to insert two SD Cards into your computer simultaneously, please first copy the “Nintendo 3DS” folder from the source SD Card to your computer. Then remove the source SD Card, insert the target SD Card and copy the entire “Nintendo 3DS” folder to the target SD Card.
- Always copy the contents to the root of the SD Card.
- Download software (including save data) is stored inside the “Nintendo 3DS” folder. Photo data is not stored in this folder.
- Do not modify, move, delete or change the names of files in this folder.
Precautions for Copying Software
Always copy the entire “Nintendo 3DS” folder.
If updated data is saved on the new SD Card, you may not be able to use the same software with the original SD Card.
You should only use one SD Card with a software title at a time; the same software cannot be copied to multiple SD Cards for backup purposes. Ensure that you only use the new SD Card.
Transferring data using the following methods will render it unusable.
Download software saved on multiple SD Cards cannot be consolidated onto a single SD Card.
Copying new data over existing data will render the target data unusable.
If the contents of the ”Nintendo 3DS“ folder are modified or if individual files are copied from one ”Nintendo 3DS“ folder to another, they will be rendered unusable.