Goldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (2024)

Goldleaf by XorTroll is a powerful multipurpose homebrew tool for Nintendo Switch. Goldleaf mainly functions file browser in which you can install titles and even launch homebrew (.nro files). An internet browser and emuiibo (amiibo emulation) management are also great features that make this one of the staple homebrew applications for any hacked Switch console. This guide will show you how to install game title files (.nsp) from your SD card to your Nintendo Switch. The method of splitting larger .nsp files

With Goldleaf, you can also install games files (.nsp) directly from your PC via USB connection. This means you will not need to remove your SD card or power off your Switch, making the process much faster overall.

Required Downloads:

Nintendo Switch with Custom Firmware

  • The Goldleaf homebrew application requires a hacked switch with CFW such as Atmosphere
  • You cannot run homebrew applications with unhacked or stock Switch consoles
  • This guide assumes you have all the basic requirements to enter RCM and boot into CFW

MicroSD Card (128GB or Larger Recommended)Goldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (1)

  • Games can be installed to the Switch’s internal storage or to the MicroSD
  • 128GB or more is recommended for storing games

Installing Goldleaf

Transfer files to your Switch over Wi-Fi with FTPD. No need to remove SD card or enter RCM.

Goldleaf can be easily installed without a PC using the Homebrew App Store, a large repository for homebrew apps that can be downloaded directly to your Switch.

  1. Go to the /switch/ folder on your SD card
  2. Create a folder called Goldleaf inside the /switch/ folderGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (2)
  3. Copy Goldleaf.nro to the /Goldleaf/ folder on your SD cardGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (3)
  4. Create a folder called nsp on the root of your SD cardGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (4)
  5. Copy the .nspgame files you wish to install to the /nsp/ folder you createdGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (5)
  6. Insert your SD card into your Switch and push your preferred payload to boot into CFWGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (6)
  7. From the Switch Home screen, launch the Album to access the Homebrew MenuGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (7)

    Some CFW setups may require you to hold [R]or [L] to open the Homebrew Menu from the Album

Installing Game Files Manually via SD

  1. Launch GoldleafGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (8)
  2. From the Goldleaf menu, Select [Explore content] -> [SD card]Goldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (9)
  3. Locate your .nspgame file in the /nsp/ folderGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (10)
  4. Select the NSP package and choose [Install]Goldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (11)
  5. Choose the location you wish to install the game to (SD / Internal) then choose [Install]Goldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (12)
  6. When the install is complete, press [Home] to return to the Switch Home menuGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (13)

    It is recommended to delete the .nsp file from the /nsp/ folder once the game has been successfully installed, it is not needed anymore.

  7. Your game is now installed and can be launched from the Home menuGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (14)

Congratulations, you can now install game title files from your SD card. If you’re using a FAT32 SD card, read on to see how you can copy larger .nsp files onto your FAT32 SD and install them in Goldleaf.

Installing Games Larger than 4GB on FAT32

FAT32 SD cards cannot store files larger than 4GB so many games need to be split into parts before they can be transferred to the SD card for installation. This can easily be accomplished with a neat little software called NSPsplitty by Aoinmagan. Your NSP file will be split into 4GB parts, however they will still be recognised as a single file in Goldleaf.

  1. Extract NSPsplitty.zipGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (15)
  2. Run the NSPsplitty.exe applicationGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (16)

    If a Window’s Defender prompt appears, click [More info] -> [Run Anyway] to proceedGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (17)

  3. Select[Browse] and select the .nspfile you wish to split
  4. Select[Split] to begin and wait for the process to finishGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (18)
  5. Once complete, you will find a new _split.nsp folder containing containing the NSP divided into 4GB partsGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (19)
  6. Create a folder called nsp on the root of your SD card if it doesn’t already exist
  7. Copy the _split.nsp folder to the /nsp/ folder your created to be installed via GoldleafGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (20)

    The .nsp file can be deleted once the game has been successfully installed, it is not neede anymore.

  8. Once installed, launch the game from your Switch Home menuGoldleaf - Manually Install Switch NSP from SD (FAT32) - CFWaifu (21)

Congratulations, you can now install .nsp files larger than 4GB from your FAT32 SD card. If you want to install games more quickly without removing your SD card, consider using Goldleaf + Quark to install games (.nsp) directly from your PC via USB.

Switch Homebrew and Games

Goldleaf + Quark – Install Switch Games (.NSP Files) from PC via USB

Tinfoil + NUT – Install NSP Files Directly from PC via USB with Tinfoil

Hack Your Switch and Install Games without a PC (Atmosphere + Tinfoil / HBG Shop)

FTPD – Transfer files to your Switch without removing SD (Wi-Fi)

Homebrew App Store for Switch – Download and Install Homebrew without Removing SD

Backup and Import Switch Save Files with EdiZon

Activate Cheats on Nintendo Switch (Over 600 Games Supported)

Retroarch – Emulation on Nintendo Switch

Credits

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