How Do I Put DSi Games on My SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you tired of carrying around multiple cartridges for your DSi games? Well, the good news is that you can store all of your favorite games on a single SD card. In this article, we will guide you through the process of putting DSi games on your SD card.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that this process only applies to original DSi consoles and not the newer 3DS models. Additionally, it’s crucial to ensure that your SD card has enough storage space to accommodate all of the games you want to transfer.

Step 1: Formatting Your SD Card
The first step is to format your SD card. This process will erase all data currently on the card, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.

To format the SD card, insert it into your computer and right-click on its icon. Select “Format” from the drop-down menu and choose “FAT32” as the file system. Click “Start” to begin formatting.

Step 2: Downloading Game Files
Next, you need to download game files in a compatible format for your DSi console. You can find these files online through various websites and forums dedicated to gaming enthusiasts. Make sure to only download from reputable sources and avoid any illegal downloads.

Step 3: Transferring Games onto Your SD Card
Once you have downloaded game files in a compatible format, it’s time to transfer them onto your SD card. Insert the formatted SD card into your computer and create a new folder named “Games.” Within this folder, create subfolders with each game’s name and copy their respective files into them.

Step 4: Inserting Your SD Card into Your DSi Console
After transferring all game files onto your SD card, safely eject it from your computer and insert it into the DSi console’s designated slot for an SD card. Turn on your console and navigate to the “System Settings” menu.

Select “Data Management” and then choose “SD Card.” Your DSi console should now detect the games you have transferred onto your SD card.

Step 5: Playing Your Games
Finally, select the game you want to play from the DSi console’s menu and enjoy playing it. You can also swap out your SD card with a different one containing other games without having to carry multiple cartridges around.

In conclusion, transferring DSi games onto an SD card is a straightforward process that can save you a lot of hassle in carrying around multiple cartridges. Remember to always download game files from reputable sources and ensure that your SD card has enough storage space before transferring any files. We hope this guide has been helpful in guiding you through the process of putting DSi games on your SD card.