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Managing software data

On Nintendo Switch, you can archive software data to clear up free space in a given save destination. Only save data and the icon on the HOME Menu will remain for archived software.

If you would like to archive software, select that software on the HOME Menu, press the + or − Button and then select Data Management ⇒ Archive Software.

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Only the icon on the HOME Menu will remain for archived software. An icon will display before the software name to show that it has been archived.

You can select this icon to redownload the software.

  • Redownloading may not be possible for software that is no longer being distributed.

If you want to delete the software icon, too

Open the options menu for the software you'd like to delete, then select Data Management ⇒ Delete Software. Save data will not be deleted.