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Topic: How do I move files from microSD to internal storage?

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Switchcraft

From day one I have mounted a 64 GB card. Combined with the internal 32 GB this was supposed to last for a long while. However, due to comfort I have purchased all games over the Nintendo eShop so far, so now I only have 3 GB left. (DOOM takes a lot of space.) I plan to download Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze next but I have concerns that space won't be enough. How can I move selected games (probably evergreens like Mario Kart and Mario Odyssey) to the internal storage? I can't find the option.

Will the OS just continue to use the internal storage instead or will the OS prompt me to move files once it notices that the microSD card is full? I would prefer to select manually which games to move.

Might it be possible to delete those games that I use, remove the card and then re-download them? Or will they be transferred once the card is mounted again? How does the system work?

Cheers!

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SwitchForce

Did you look at Nintendo site they give you some instructions on migration? I also posted the same link in another posting on sd migration. So you should look at the Nintendo site they have what your asking. On eShop you can always re-download.

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Hyrule

I think you have to take the SD card out and redownload the games so they are stored on the internal memory. Then pop the SD card back in. Again I think, so don't quote me.
128GB cards are around ÂŖ30, so might be worth getting a larger one.

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@Switchcraft Yep, just archive the games you want to move, take out the SD card and re-download them. It isn't ideal, there should be a way to transfer it much quicker like you could do on Wii U but unfortunately the options not there.

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I hope a future update adds the functionality to just transfer from SD to internal, since the way it is now is just kind of a pain. I'd love to move all my ACA games to internal just to free up space on my SD (and save the SD card for just larger or full-size/"retail" games), but i don't think i have the patience to do the whole archive-then-redownload thing for all of them.

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SwitchForce

My eShop games are stores on my 400gb sd card. You can change that in the settings. The 32gb internal is to small for that. I live that for the Switch internal updates.

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Heavyarms55

You should really look into a larger card. 128GB at least, 200GB would be best. ESPECIALLY if you prefer downloading games from the eshop.

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Switchcraft

Deleting, removing the microSD and re-downloading helped. I now have 12.2 + 15.4 GB left. I think that will last for two years. I use my 400 GB microSD for other things.

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SwitchForce

Switchcraft wrote:

Deleting, removing the microSD and re-downloading helped. I now have 12.2 + 15.4 GB left. I think that will last for two years. I use my 400 GB microSD for other things.

The 400gb would do more service to the NS then your 12.2gb+15.4gb your asking for trouble here. Less memory and your system will slow down from lack of space. It's just like any computer less Storage worse load and running ability.

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Switchcraft

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Switchcraft wrote:

Playing video games is just not my priority. Nor is saving two seconds off a loading screen 🤷‍♂ī¸

And I flush my toliet when such comments like this comes around.....

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