Being able to save your images on Nintendo Switch is probably the best feature of the Switch. After all, who doesn’t want to capture the beautiful scenery and the insanely adorable antics in Animal Crossing: New Horizon and the blind accessible Lost and Hound? Or maybe you want to save your epic plays from Warframe.
Nintendo Switch’s default Capture settings will save your images to your internal memory. However, if you have a microSD card in your Nintendo Switch, pressing the Capture button automatically saves your screenshots and videos as JPEG files to the microSD card. If you do not have a microSD card inserted into your Switch, again, your screenshots and videos will be saved to your internal memory, and it can take up a lot of space if you’re not careful.
What happens when you’ve saved your images to Switch’s internal memory and now want to transfer your images from internal memory to your new microSD memory card? No worries. Sugar Gamers is here to help.
If you want to transfer all your screenshots from your system memory to your microSD card, you don’t have to do it all one at a time (YAY!!). It is possible to do them all at once in the system settings.
Follow these steps to safely copy your images from Nintendo Switch’s internal memory to a microSD card.
- Navigate to the System Settings button on your Home screen.
- Press the A button to open.
- Select Data Management from the menu.
- Select Manage Save Data/Screenshots and Videos.
- Select Manage Screenshots and Videos.
- Select System Memory.
- Select Copy All Screenshots and Videos to microSD Card.
After following these steps, you should be all set and ready to access your images anywhere that has a microSD slot and allows for viewing images. A PC, laptop, or USB device with a microSD card reader should be just fine.
To find the folder that holds your Nintendo Switch images on your microSD card, you will access the path \Nintendo\Album. There, they will be arranged by the date the image was taken. From here, you will be able to copy or move images freely through your operating system.