How to download the Save Data Transfer Tool

Important: The Save Data Transfer Tool must be saved to the SD Card containing the downloadable version of the software you wish to transfer save data to.

There are two ways to locate and download the Save Data Transfer Tool – using the QR Code on this page or searching in Nintendo eShop.

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Using a QR Code

  1. From the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu, hold the L and R Buttons to activate the Nintendo 3DS cameras.
  2. Tap the QR Code icon in the lower left corner.
  3. Viewing through the top screen, align the QR Code found on this page, so it is within the displayed frame.
  4. When prompted, tap "OK" to confirm the QR Code.
  5. Tap "OK" again to launch the Nintendo eShop.
  6. Select "Purchase Software" in order to download the Save Data Transfer Tool to your Nintendo 3DS.

Searching in Nintendo eShop

  1. From the HOME Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
  2. Once the Nintendo eShop loads, you can locate the tool by searching for "Save Data Transfer Tool".
  3. Select "Save Data Transfer Tool", then select, "Purchase Software" to download the Save Data Transfer Tool to your Nintendo 3DS.