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Transfer Data From A 3DS To A New One with MiniTool ShadowMaker

Storage can be a bit of an issue on almost all devices, Nintendo 3DS is not an exception. In this article, we look at how to transfer data from the Nintendo 3DS to a new one using MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Overview of Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS, or simply 3DS, is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo. It is capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or additional accessories. Nintendo announced the console in March 2010 and officially unveiled it at E3 2010 on June 15, 2010.The console succeeds the Nintendo DS, featuring backward compatibility with older Nintendo DS video games. Its primary competitor is the PlayStation Vita from Sony.

The Nintendo 3DS was first released in Japan on February 26, 2011, and worldwide beginning in March 2011. Until now, Nintendo 3DS has gained a great praise of players all over the world. In Nintendo 3DS, an SD card is required to store downloaded applications, games and other media.

To Upgrade 3DS SD Card

Storage can be a bit of an issue on almost all devices, Nintendo 3DS is not an exception. It is indeed a question for Nintendo players to do upgrade 3DS SD card without deleting old classic games on the card. Is there any way to do 3DS upgrade SD card without any data loss? The answer is yes.

Clone Small 3DS SD card to a Larger One with MiniTool ShadowMaker

An easy and powerful disk clone tool will always remain handy and that is exactly what brought me to use one of the capable tools - MiniTool ShadowMaker in the genre. What is this handy tool all about and how can you use it to upgrade a 3DS SD card? I will go through the clone disk feature of the software in a finer detail.

Step 1: Once the above preparations have been made, now start the professional disk cloning software. After a while, MiniTool ShadowMaker will go to an interface and you need to choose one computer to manage. The local computer or the PC in the same LAN? Just select one depending on your own actual case and click Connect to go to next page.


Step 2: Then, navigate to Tools page. You can see there are some useful small tools, just click Clone Disk feature from them.


Step 3: Next, you see two sections and you need to choose the source disk and target disk by clicking the corresponding section. As for the source hard drive, it should be the 3DS SD card which is full of games. For the target disk, please choose another SD card which should be enough large to hold several games. Then, hit Next button to continue disk cloning for 3DS SD card upgrade.


Note: During the process of cloning, all the data of the target disk can be destroyed. Please make sure no important files are saved to the destination SD card for 3DS.

Step 4: In process page, you can see the source disk and destination disk you have chosen, as well as the cloning time. This cloning process will cost a few minutes. From the following screenshot, the option Shut down the computer when the operation is completed is useful if you are not willing to wait for the process.


If you don't check the option, after the cloning operation is finished, a window will pop out, just like the figure as shown below:


You need to disconnect either the original drive or target disk when performing the first boot after the cloning. If both of these two hard drives are connected to your PC, one disk will become offline in Windows operating system.

Up to now, all steps about how to use MiniTool ShadowMaker do Nintendo 3DS SD card transfer have been introduced completely. There are still other ways to upgrade your Nintendo 3DS SD card. You can just enjoy playing your games now.

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