Wii Backup Manager is a program to copy Wii games from your computer to a USB drive so you can play the games on your Wii. It also can download game covers from GameTDB and can be used to list what games you have. This tutorial will tell you how to copy over games from your computer to your USB drive. The other features are able to be used in the easy-to-use interface.
What you need
- A USB drive
- Wii Backup Manager
We recommend you use Witgui if you use macOS. Wii Backup Manager doesn’t work on macOS.
To play multiple games, we recommend a USB-powered external hard drive for your Wii. We will refer to it as a “USB drive” in this guide. Most of the ones you can find on the market should work fine if they have USB 2 backwards compatibility. Drives with 1 TB or more in capacity will work. A flash drive will also work, but due to the size of a flash drive, it won’t be able to store as many games.
Make sure your USB drive is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. Do not format it as other types such as extFS or WBFS, the latter is an old format of storing Wii games.
Section I - Downloading
- Extract Wii Backup Manager, and launch the program.
- Insert your USB drive into your computer.
Section II - Copying Games Over
- Go to the
Drive 1tab, then select
- Select the drive that you’re using for the Wii games.
- Go to the
Filestab, then select
Filesto add multiple games to the program, or select
Folderto add a whole folder of games.
Transfer, then select
Drive 1to transfer the games over. It might take a while for the games to copy over.
Options once complete
Continue to cIOS
cIOS is needed for your Wii to use a USB Loader.
Continue to USB Loader GX USB Loader GX is a USB Loader so you can play games on your Wii from a USB drive.
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