Copy Update and Save Data to USB without deleting game itself?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by El Xando, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. El Xando
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    El Xando Advanced Member

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    Hi,

    I just used disc2app then WUP Installer GX2 to rip all my games and install them on a USB HDD. I've now found that when booting games off USB, it can't use the save data or update data stored on the internal storage, and when you use the Wii U system settings to transfer the save data and update, it wipes out everything on the USB for that game, namely the game itself...

    I already need to reinstall 1 game to the USB, is there any way to copy the save and update data to the USB without it deleting the game, resulting in me needing to reinstall quite a few games?

    Thanks.
     
  2. icw35

    icw35 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    For game updates - WUP install them same way as you did your games.
    For saves you can use saviine or try ftp anywhere.
     
  3. El Xando
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    El Xando Advanced Member

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    Ah OK, so my 2 options are:
    Use the Wii U system settings to copy the save data and update, deleting the game in the process, then reinstall that with WUP Installer
    OR
    Extract the save using saviine, inject that to USB, then download the game updates with Wii U USB Helper and install with WUP Installer?

    Seems like the first option is actually the easiest option there! Wish I had realised you couldn't copy just save data to USB without it wiping everything else. Ah well.

    Cheers!
     
  4. icw35

    icw35 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yes, sounds about right. I think it might be in a sticky somewhere, but I have read so many threads on this forum I can't remember. Its a known issue.

    + you forget then you have to re-inject with savvine again. Not bad if its one or two games only else can be a bit of a ball ache. You can use FTP but apparently not all saves copy well.

    If I were you I'd bite the bullet and go for first option :)
     
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  5. mustbeburt

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    I'm dealing with this exact issue. So - do you have to install the game using WUP installer, move the saves and updates, then install the game using WUP installer again??? OR Can you just move the saves and updates to the USB first, then install the game with WUP installer?

    I guess what my question boils down to is do you have to install the game with WUP installer twice if you already have save data for that game?
     
  6. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    Use WUP installer to install both the game and the update files, I think WUP installer GX 2 allows you to install multiple titles at once if my memory is correct. Then use saviine to inject the save to your desired game.
    There is also SaveMii if you don't want to use saviine.
     
  7. mustbeburt

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    Update on what's working for me. Note that I used SAVEMII to back up my saves, but haven't had to use it yet to restore any saves. Here's my workflow:

    1. Before using disc2app, head into Data Management --> Internal Storage. Find the WiiU game are going to rip using disc2app and Move all of it to your External USB Hard Drive. By "all of it" I mean that when you choose the game it may contain just a save, or may also contain a game update and/or DLC, too. It doesn't really matter, though - just choose the game and Move it.
    2. Boot into CFW and run disc2app. Go through all the steps to rip the WiiU game to your SD card.
    3. Boot into CFW and run WUP Installer GX. You should see the newly ripped folder. Install it to the External USB Hard Drive.
    4. Done.
    5. When you start up the game via your new channel on the WiiU menu, your saves will be there. I've completed this process 4 or 5 times and it's worked perfectly.

    Anyone else do it this way?
     
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