Backup and Import Wii U Save Files

This guide will show you how to backup and import Wii U Save files onto your hacked Wii U console. This will require the homebrew application SaveMii Mod by GabyPCGeek.

Wii U Save Files Compilation (GBAtemp)

Hacked Wii U on Firmware 5.5.4

  • The SaveMii Mod homebrew application requires a Wii U with custom firmware such as Mocha or Haxchi

SD Card (64B or larger recommended)

  • An SD card is required to install homebrew and manage save files on your Wii U console
  • The SD card must be formatted to FAT32

Homebrew App Store for Wii U

Install SaveMii Mod

  1. Load your custom firmware patches and launch the Homebrew Launcher via your preferred method
    • Mocha CFW users simply visit wiiuexploit.xyz on the Wii U Internet Browser
    • Haxchi users must launch Haxchi and hold [A] while it boots to load the Homebrew Launcher
    • Coldboot Haxchi users must press [Home] while it is autobooting to access the menu and select [Boot Homebrew Launcher]
  2. Select the Homebrew App Store -> [Load]wii u homebrew app launcher store cfw
  3. Browse or search for SaveMii Mod (not SaveMii)
  4. Press [A] to download and wait for the process to completewii u savemii backup import save file homebrew app store
  5. Press [-] to return to the Homebrew Launcher
  6. Select SaveMii Mod -> [Load]wii u savemii backup import save file homebrew launcher

Backup Save Files

  1. From the SaveMii Mod menu, select [Wii U Save Management]wii u savemii backup import save management
  2. Select the game save file that you wish to backupwii u savemii backup import save management games
  3. Select [Backup savedata]wii u savemii backup save management
  4. Select an [(Empty)] slot
  5. Set [Wii U user] to your user profile
  6. Set [Include ‘common' save?] to [yes]wii u savemii backup save
  7. Press [A] to begin the backup and wait for the process to completewii u savemii backup complete
  8. Your backup will be stored in the /wiiu/backups/ folder on your SD cardwii u savemii backup import save file

Import Save Files

Wii U backups need to be placed in the /wiiu/backups/ folder to be imported with SaveMii. Wii U save folders downloaded online must be stored in a specific way to be recognised by SaveMii Mod.

  1. Remove any hyphens (-) from the name of the /[TitleID]/ folderwii u savemii backup import save file
  2. Create a folder named 0 in the /wiiu/backups/[TitleID]/ folder of your save. This folder should also contain your user folder /80000001/ and possibly a /common/ folderwii u savemii import save file titleid
  3. Move the user folder /80000001/ and the /common/ folder into the /0/ folder
  4. Your Wii U save backup folder should now look like /wiiu/backups/[TitleID]/0/80000001/wii u savemii import save file titleid common
  5. Insert your SD card and power on your Wii U
  6. Launch SaveMii Mod via the Homebrew Launcherwii u savemii backup import save file homebrew launcher
  7. From the SaveMii Mod menu, select [Wii U Save Management]wii u savemii backup import save management
  8. Select the game save that you wish to importwii u savemii backup import save management games
  9. Select [Restore savedata]wii u savemii restore save management
  10. Select slot [000 (Used)]
  11.  Set [SD user] to [80000001 (Has Save)]
  12. Select your user profile as the [Wii U user]
  13. Set [Include ‘common' save?] to [yes] if there is a /common/ folderwii u savemii restore save
  14. Press [A] to begin the backup, press [A] to confirm and choose [A] or [B] to backup the pre-existing save data and wait for the process to completewii u savemii restore complete
  15. Press the [Home] button once complete and return to the Wii U System Menu
  16. Launch your game and enjoy the imported save filewii u smash 4 complete save import

Wii U Homebrew and Games

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