Wii to Wii U transfer failed - dead end?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by asktoby, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. asktoby

    asktoby Newbie

    May 14, 2012
    I have a Wii and a Wii U.
    The Wii is soft modded, running Homebrew Channel, BootMii.
    I did a NAND backup of the Wii.
    Then I downloaded the Wii U Transfer Tool onto it.
    I went through the Wii Transfer Tool on both Wii and Wii U, but there was a problem with the size of the SD card.
    When I restarted the process with a new larger SD card, when I moved the card to the Wii U, I was told that the data didn't match.
    The Wii was empty at this stage, everything was on the SD, so to retry, I restored my Wii from NAND backup and went to start the process again from scratch.
    Trouble is: My NAND backup is from just before I downloaded the Wii Transfer Channel onto the Wii.
    When I restore my Wii from the NAND backup, the Wii Transfer Tool disappears.
    When I download the Wii Transfer Tool again, the Wii shop thinks I've successfully moved my Wii software to my Wii U, and deletes it all from the Wii.

    I can't see any way now to proceed, to get all my Wii stuff onto my Wii U.

    I tried downloading the Wii Transfer Tool to my SD card, restoring from NAND, and then moving it to my Wii, but it won't move or copy off the SD - it says "The data may not have been copied".

    Is there any way to install the Wii Transfer Tool without using the Wii Shopping Channel?
    Any other bright ideas?
  2. sliver123

    sliver123 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 7, 2009
    The Universe.
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/transferring-content-from-a-softmodded-wii-to-a-wii-u.345112/ Have you tried this?
  3. asktoby

    asktoby Newbie

    May 14, 2012
    Thanks for replying. It looks like the pertinent part of the thread you linked is:

    So my best next steps would be:

    Re-download the Wii Transfer Channel to my restored-NAND Wii
    See all my software disappear from the Wii
    Do the Wii -> Wii U Transfer anyway
    The Wii will check its purchase history from Nintendo.com during the transfer
    The purchase history will be transferred to the Wii U
    Re-download the software on the Wii U
    Restore the NAND of the Wii

    Is that right?
  4. asktoby

    asktoby Newbie

    May 14, 2012
    Great news!
    Folllowed the steps above, and when the Wii was copying, it only listed my savegames, so I wasn't hopeful.
    However, you were right. When I go to the Wii U Wii shop I can redownload everything.
    Very chuffed about this, got my Miis, my software, and can even restore the NAND backup on the old Wii.
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