Can You Move Switch Games From One SD Card to Another?

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By Valerie Becker

Have you ever found yourself running out of storage space on your Nintendo Switch SD card? If so, you may be wondering if it’s possible to move your games from one SD card to another.

The good news is that the answer is yes! In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to move your Switch games from one SD card to another.

Step 1: Power Off Your Nintendo Switch

The first step in moving your Switch games is to power off your console. This will ensure that no data is lost during the transfer process.

Step 2: Remove Your Current SD Card

Next, you’ll need to remove the SD card currently in your Nintendo Switch. To do this, locate the microSD card slot on the back of your console and gently push down on the card until it clicks. Then, carefully pull it out of the slot.

Step 3: Insert Your New SD Card

Once you’ve removed your current SD card, insert the new one into the microSD card slot. Make sure that it clicks into place and sits flush with the console.

Step 4: Redownload Your Games

Unfortunately, simply moving your old files from one SD card to another won’t work on a Nintendo Switch. Instead, you’ll need to redownload all of your games onto your new SD card.

To do this, go to the Nintendo eShop and select “Redownload” for each game that you want to transfer. You may need to enter your login information again if prompted.


  • This process can take some time depending on how many games you have.
  • If you have save data for any of these games stored on your old SD card, make sure that you’ve backed up this data before removing it.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Games on Your New SD Card

Once you’ve redownloaded all of your games onto your new SD card, you’re ready to start playing! Just make sure to keep your old SD card in a safe place in case you need to access any saved data or files in the future.


Moving your Switch games from one SD card to another is a relatively simple process. While it may take some time to redownload all of your games, the end result will be a larger storage capacity for all of your favorite titles. So go ahead and upgrade your SD card today and enjoy all of the gaming goodness that the Nintendo Switch has to offer!