Recovering save data from a Wii U USB?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by tan-tan, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. tan-tan
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    tan-tan GBAtemp Regular

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    My friend's child formatted their Wii U console. They have a USB HDD with games + saves on it. Is there any way, with homebrew, to recover the save data?
     
  2. Mat37

    Mat37 GBAtemp Regular

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    Maybe with ftp you can backup them
     
  3. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    In practice, no

    In theory, the drive can be decrypted with wiiu-wfsmount if you know the encryption key (from an eeprom + otp backup made when the drive was readable), but there's no software to actually browse the filesystem on a PC, and no software to simply put the drive key in the console's eeprom... yet


    Should have backed up more often...