Wii U stuck deleting data after failed attempt to install game.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by WiiU, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. WiiU

    WiiU Lurking in the Shadows

    May 7, 2014
    Between worlds of Hyrule & Lorule
    So I tried to install a game + update to my USB drive using the USB homebrew installer, it failed saying something like it maybe problem with SD card.
    The title I attempted to install appeared on my home menu so I decided I wanted to delete it.
    I go to the data management and it said I had unnecessary data and asked if I wanted to delete it. I said yes and now its stuck on, "Deleting... Do not disconnect the USB storage device or turn off the power."
    What should I do?
  2. nexusmtz

    nexusmtz GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Turn the WiiU off, turn it on, successfully install anything (something small will be faster, of course) onto the device, then go back to data management and delete again.
    bkifft and WiiU like this.
  3. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Yes that's exactly how you fix that problem just download the smallest demo available from the eshop then go back and delete the unnecessary data it it will now delete.