Deleting Wii U user without NID password?

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  1. Hapapa
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    Hi guys. Long story short I have an unused account somebody I don't associate with anymore made on my Wii U and I really, really want to stop seeing it every time I boot, but I can't really afford to contact this person at the same time.

    Is there any way that I can delete their account without Nintendo's help? Googling about it I found an older thread where people mentioned ftpiu everywhere, so are there any known ways to pull this off using that? There aren't any games tied to this user so losing tickets wouldn't be an issue.
     
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  2. jbuck1975

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    Just did it the other day

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    Let me find the files on wiiu
     
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    Oh right, I saw you mentioned you managed to do it in another thread, but I wasn't sure whether you were still active. That'd be much appreciated.
     
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    Each folder is a different account. Click on folder and view/edit account.dat to look at information. When you find the correct one delete the folder example 800001, 800002, 800003, etc. Then restart wii u
     
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    That worked perfectly. Thanks a ton for taking the time to help!
     
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    @jbuck1975: Which program are you using to access the Wii U and what is the FTP address?
     
  7. MeAndHax

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    FileZilla
     
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    Found it out, and how do I know which is the right user?
     
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  9. MeAndHax

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    Check in account.dat
     
  10. xfighter11

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    OK, found it. But deleting the 80000003 doesn't delete the unwanted account. If I reboot the Wii U the account (and the folder as well) is there again :(
     
  11. jbuck1975

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    May have to use power button to turn off wii u
     
  12. mudkippi

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    @jbuck1975 Is it possible to get the nnid password from account.dat itself? I bought a secondhand Wii U which had haxchi already installed, but the seller never told me the password and I have noway to contact him now.
     
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    I don't know how. They are encrypted and probably can't
     
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    I can't believe this feature isn't built in to the Wii U OS. I take it for granted, to the degree that I've never even bothered to look.
     
  15. mudkippi

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    Haha thanks for your answer. Just notice that the owner's email address is also in the account.dat file. Hope they will reply lol
     
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  16. punderino

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    Not just using Account Manager to do it smh
     
  17. jbuck1975

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    What do you mean?
     
  18. Txustra

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    Thank you very much. I needed to do this so badly.
     
  19. punderino

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    There's a tool called Account Manager, it's a addon to System Config Tool.
     
  20. Thelucario21

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    Alright, but how would you (SAFELY) use that on Sysnand?