Crap, I forgot to backup my Miis!!!!!

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  1. syst3merror
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    Ok, I wanted to start fresh on my Wii so I updated to 3.4 and then reformatted my Wii to erase everything I've ever done on it (trial and error every mod released so far).

    Now I have a fresh Wii and have just finished installing SoftMii 0.9.5 and Preloader .27 but it just dawned on me that I had forgotten to backup my Miis when I backed up everything else (all my game saves and channels)

    I did use FS Browser and dumped my entire system NAND so is there any way of recovering my Miis from it?


    Thanks a lot guys, I know I can count on you!
     
  2. daxtsu

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    They're stored in the Wiimote, aren't they?
     
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    only if you are wanting to take your wii with you to another console.
     
  4. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    You could try to repack your MiiChannel from your FS dump and install it, maybe that work...!! [​IMG]
     
  5. syst3merror
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    lmao care to try helping ether because I don't know anything about this stuff. [​IMG]
     
  6. Helsionium

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    If you can use a hex-editor, want to invest some time and read the documentation of the Mii data format over on wiibrew.org, you could extract the Miis one by one from \shared2\menu\FaceLib\RFL_DB.dat - the format of the Miis in your Mii Parade might be different and you might be unable to recover them.

    I suggest you create a new Mii in your Mii Channel, export it with waninkoko's Mii Extractor, then extract the Miis from the RFL_DB.dat file to match the format of waninkoko's tools, so you can easily install them with waninkoko's Mii Importer.

    I hope you know what to do because I will not be able to check back on this topic until the day after tomorrow.
     
  7. syst3merror
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    shouldn't I be able to just replace my RFL_DB.dat from my backup to my current system?
     
  8. TrickyTony

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    Hhaha maaaann I forgot to backup ALL my saves. For future reference games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros that won't copy to SD is there a method to get those saves?
     
  9. syst3merror
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    you can use the no copy hack with preloader or use the save extractor
     
  10. Golfman560

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    I don't think Mii's are the only thing saved in there so you could get unhappy results.
     
  11. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    just search for blaze's wad packer and you'll need all the .app files in the folder, the title.tmd and the .tik to re-pack a .wad for it...!!! [​IMG]
     
  12. Hells Guardian

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    It's a bit of a pain in the ass but yeah you should be able to extract the mii data from the file.......... as for restoring that one file....... Don't know of a tool to do that......