The reason why channels are deleted during update

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  1. eric_4_life
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    eric_4_life GBAtemp Regular

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    I and many other users have had several channels deleted during the update I can now safely confirm why.

    During the update process, the Wii checks to see if enough space is present to download the new system menu and IOS files. Since it is downloaded before it is installed, a lot of space is required. The biggest channels are therefore delete to allow around 1000 blocks of free space. I can not confirm, however, that the game saves for some of these channels were also deleted, since I can only confirm that it has happened to me.
     
  2. tj_cool

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    wow that really sucks
    nintendo could at least warn you for the lose of channels to get more space before you update [​IMG]

    they probably think you'll redownload them and put them on sd later or somthing
     
  3. 9th_Sage

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    With legitimate channels you can just save them to SD or redownload them after the update. Although...are you sure about this? My Wii was fairly full and I don't think anything was deleted from mine. I had only bought channels and Nintendo stuff besides the Homebrew Channel that is.
     
  4. bolex17

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    Ahh that explains why all my Virtual Console games were deleted...

    At first I thought it was something to do with my Wii, because I was messing with preloader prior to its deletion.

    It also deleted my Virtual Console saves.. (Zelda Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64)
     
  5. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    well i didnt update

    i just popped in HOTD overkill, rebooted and BAM all my wiiware was gone

    so WTF happend?

    anyone know why?

    i didnt update but i do have wiiconnect24 on
     
  6. bolex17

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    Were you playing around in the preloader menu beforehand?
     
  7. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    yeah i enable a hack then booted directly to HBC so i dont really know when exactly it was deleted
     
  8. bolex17

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    Well for me, I think I went to Load/Install file and it gave me an error. Once i rebooted all my Wiiware and Virtual Console games and saves were gone -.-
     
  9. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    damn it nintendo

    that was about 1 hour of my lifetime you deleted
     
  10. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    looks like you fucked the system menu... use AnyTtitleLister to know if those games are still there ?
    it's VERY unlikely nintendo is deleting anything without telling, not talking about doing it randomly like that... even a secret "anti-pirate" feature of HBC would be more probable


    was this legally purchased VC/Wiiware ?
     
  11. mariomaniac33

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    I never updated, yet three of my channels were deleted. I've been on 3.2U this whole time.
     
  12. wchill

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    Preloader? Apparently it has a bug that fucks up your channels.
     
  13. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    what bug is this that you speak about?
     
  14. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    Some of my channels were deleted as well. My Wii menu looked pretty empty but I did have 1000+ blocks of free space afterwards.
     
  15. lajd

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    Wait, so what get's deleted? Pirated stuff only, or including legally bought titles too? I updated to 4.0 using waninkoko's updater. Wii had 3 legally bought channels and 2 wadmanager-installed. Nothing was deleted.

    I've not opened wiishop yet, though.