How to browse SD card contents via USB


There are two types of methods that you may use to access your SD card via USB:

  • Hekate
    • This method allows you to update Atmosphere via USB, however it requires you to boot into Hekate.
  • DBI
    • If you are on MacOS, then please install Android File Transfer to enable MTP functionality on your PC.
    • This method won't allow you to update Atmosphere via USB, however it can be used from the homebrew menu.

Hekate

What you'll need:

Steps:

If you're unsure on how to launch payloads, please check this guide.

  1. Extract hekate_ctcaer_x.x.x_Nyx_x.x.x.zip onto your SD card.
  2. Launch Hekate by injecting the hekate_ctcaer_x.x.x.bin payload.
  3. Select the Tools tab.
  4. Select USB Tools.
  5. Select SD Card.
  6. Connect your Switch to your PC.
  7. A drive labeled with your SD card name should pop up now in your file explorer.

If you get asked to format your SD card, make sure to press "Cancel".

  1. Access the drive, and you may now browse your SD card.

DBI

What you'll need:

Steps:

  1. Place DBI.nro in the folder /switch/ on your SD card.
  2. Access the Homebrew menu and launch DBI.
  3. Press (X) or scroll down and choose MTP Responder from the menu.
  4. Connect your Switch to your PC.
  5. A drive labeled Switch should pop up now in your file explorer.
  6. Access the drive, and you may now browse your SD card.

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Pub: 28 Dec 2021 11:06 UTC
Edit: 01 Mar 2022 21:56 UTC
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