We bought a second Wii console and wanted to transfer our saved game data from our first Wii to our second. I did copy what saved game data I could from our first Wii onto an SD card but it will not transfer to the second Wii. It does give a message saying that the game needs to be played at least once before copying data from the SD card to the Wii but when we do exactly what the message says it contradicts itself saying that it can't transfer data because there is already a game file saved.
Even if I just leave the SD card in the Wii it will not play from the data saved on the SD card. When I click on and pull up the SD card menu screen it does not have anything there. I can see my saved fileson the SD card from the Save Data menu under the Wii Data Management section.
What am I doing wrong? With our current technology, isn't there any way that one Wii console can communicate with another, if we own two of them, so I can do away with this tedious process?
When you first started the games, they probably created save data on the Wii. You should check and delete them so that you can copy the old data over from the SD card.
Thank you so much! This did help and came to the conclusion that we had played the first file for a bit and after deleting the file, the saved data on the SD card transferred right over.
If you don't mind me asking another question, I read that certain games will not allow you to copy or move data to an SD card. I think the only game my son is freaking out about having to start over with is Mariokart for Wii. So far it says I can't move or copy onto my SD card. If any of you have experience with this, I would really appreciate it!
Thank you SO much!
p.s. I still think they could have found a better way to transfer files from one Wii to another That is a joke.
I wanted to thank you for responding to my question. I was starting to lose my patience because it seemed like a no-brainer. They could have definitely made some improvements with making it less time consuming. But so far i'm pretty sure I have it all worked out now.
I am looking to see if anyone knows how to transfer Mariokart. It won't let me copy or move. I'm a little bummed on that one
Thank you SO much!!
Any Nintendo Wii or Nintendo WiiWare game that features Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection features, be it Mario Kart Wii, Tetris Party, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Water Warfare, or GoldenEye 007, has it's save data locked to the Nintendo Wii console. The data cannot be transferred to another Nintendo Wii console, and the data cannot be moved to an SD or SDHC Card.