Swapping Out External Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by MikeTheKnight2016, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. MikeTheKnight2016
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    I have an External Hard Drive connected to my Wii U that is loaded up with games. It has recently been clicking (on it's way out), and I was wondering what the best method for copying all the games from the bad External to a new good External is?
     
  2. brienj

    brienj Trying to avoid getting cancer

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    Plug in the new one, then copy them over in the data management screen in the settings menu. Do NOT use the move function, because if a move fails halfway through, it will delete the source files as well, and you'll lose your files on the old drive.

    Once they are copied over to the new drive, you can unplug the old drive while in the data management screen, as long as you aren't on the screen showing the old drive. Do not pull out the old drive while on the System Menu or the Wii U will crash.
     
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  3. Sharruken

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    I could be wrong, but as far as I know, the only real method to do that is to unplug the old one from the Wii U, plug in the new one, formatting it with the Wii U, then plugging the old one in so that both are plugged in, then using the Wii U's data management to copy over to the new one, which... is incredibly slow
     
  4. MikeTheKnight2016
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    Simple, Easy process, thank you!