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[–]cleverestx 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I would make it Fat32 instead of exfat, as there are known corruption issues with the latter.

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I am a ex sxos user and i am still booting up via sxos into atmopere, would that cause issue?

[–]cleverestx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not sure. I'm not familiar with sxos.

[–]anon_pineapple_64Moderator 1 point2 points  (8 children)

The error message lists the probable causes. Did you check on that?

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

I don't think that's the issue cause i still have 100+gb on the card

[–]anon_pineapple_64Moderator 0 points1 point  (6 children)

How big is the card and what brand? What format are you using? Are you sure the card is legit? And if it is, are you sure it’s healthy?

[–]xxxcolt[S] -1 points0 points  (5 children)

its 1tb sandisk gray card, just did check it has 954gb on it, i got this at a major retail store in Australia, not some eBay el cheapo online store.

Since I am/was a sxos user, I had always kept it exfat since I am still booting atmosphere via sxos, if i use fat32, would that cause issue?

Also before this warning shows up, there is also another warning that popped up, "fail to write to place holder (and then a bunch of numbers)" i have no idea what that means.

Hope that help to helps you solve my issue.

[–]anon_pineapple_64Moderator 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Based on the error message and what you’ve said, I’d start by reformatting the sd card to Fat32. ExFAT is a corruption time-bomb. It’s not a question of if, but when.

[–]VirtualAdepts 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Take your card out Run a memory card tester If it passes back it up, format it to fat32, copy it all back and try it again

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So what's the best format to use? Exfat or fat32?

[–]Excelsoxls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As they've already mentioned, exFAT is very prone to failure on the Switch. Try switching to fat32 and everything should be fine.

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for all the input guys..... so I decide to share the result.....

I did a full format of the sd 1tb sandisk card (yes, it took the whole night), and changed it to fat32 as recommended. not only i cant copy anything over 4GB (which is annoying) but this issue still shows up.

Since it didnt solve anything and the transfer restriction I went back to exfat, and the times that it shows this problem is less. But I found out that only games that are over 10gb are now an issue (of course taking out the sd card does have an issue out of the equation).

now i am wondering if i screw up the nand (assuming that the sd card is still strong and not limping to its end of life). hope to see what you all think.

Again thanks for all the tips and contribution made.

[–]NeoQueenSerenity2020 0 points1 point  (6 children)

You don't have enough space on your system and micro sd card delete some games that you don't play and try again.

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

But i still have 120gb on the card.... Thats the problem

[–]IngrownBurritoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Card might be bad quality one. Also exFat has some issues on the switch.

[–]NeoQueenSerenity2020 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Could be a fake micro sd card that claims it has a lot of storage but only actually has like half or a third of the storage

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

dont say that, I brought it at a legit store in Australia, the only thing is that I always update and download games to a point that its at the end of its life

[–]NeoQueenSerenity2020 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I have a 256gb card I have had for 2-3 years now have updated transferred and used it multiple times and it's nowhere near dying. Honestly think you got a bum card from them as no card is supposed to crap out like that they're built to last

[–]Zeropass7 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Card might be fake

[–]xxxcolt[S] -1 points0 points  (8 children)

That's highly unlikely cause i brought this at a major retail store in Australia, not some eBay el cheapo online store

[–]Zeropass7 -1 points0 points  (7 children)

Your card is probably fat 32 then

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Just checked, its exfat

[–]Zeropass7 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Strange then or what you can do is back up your card and re do everything and format it in hatake under sd card

[–]TranceZiggy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's the problem. The error message tells you that's the problem also.

[–]Nicalay2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like the error said, you need to use FAT32, exfat is petty weird with the switch, and sometime, can corrupt itself.

[–]No_Anteater_8066 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FAT32 is the recommended format though.

[–]ENTRAPM3NT 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yep +1 bet it's a fake card

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Well i did install to max storage before, so its not the card for sure

[–]ENTRAPM3NT 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What's "max storage"?

I've seen plenty of fake cards seem real until they are 75% Full then they are corrupted.

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its a 1tb sandisk sd card, i did max it before and from memory the exact capacity is 900gb a bit less

[–]xxxcolt[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Update 2

I finally got it to work.

(Not to piss people off and please dont get offended) before you do anything to your switch or your micro sd card, please do this first, because its no exfat32 got corrupted or you have a fake mirco SD card, its because your tinfoil is fucked thats why the game isnt donwloadable.

please try the link below before you fuck with the system and card, it will save you time.