How to backup user profiles, not just game saves? Complicated by RedNAND.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Smash Br0, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Smash Br0

    Smash Br0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 6, 2009
    United States
    Quick question: How do I back up a user profile that only exists on a Wii U's RedNAND? I can see this user's game saves in Memory Management, but not the profile itself. I'm worried that if this RedNAND corrupts, I won't be able to restore this user's profile -- and this user's game saves will be useless without the profile tied to them, I'm guessing.

    BTW, since the NANDs are linked, I can see this user's game saves in SysNAND, but they have a "?" where the Mii should be, since the user profile only exists in RedNAND.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Feb 13, 2015
    Nope, uncompressed save backups can be restored by anyone (else we wouldn't have save exchange topics!!)

    At most you'll have to restore the backup of the user-specific save to a different profile folder (the ones named 80000...)
    Smash Br0 likes this.
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