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 PC running Windows
- A USB drive or SD card
- Wii Backup Manager
For storing multiple games, we recommend an external hard drive for your Wii. We will refer to it as a “USB drive” in this guide. Most of those found on the market should work fine.
A flash drive is not recommended, as they are small and may vary in behavior even between the same product.
As an alternative, you may simply use an SD card, but the Wii’s SD card slot is slow.
Make sure your USB drive is formatted as FAT32. Do not format it as other types such as exFAT, extFS.
You may format it as NTFS, but it won’t work with a majority of apps (eg. The Homebrew Channel, Nintendont)
Section I - Downloading
- Extract Wii Backup Manager, and launch the program.
- Insert your USB drive or SD card into your computer.
Section II - Copying Games Over
- Go to the
Drive 1tab, then select the drive that you’re putting the Wii games on.
- Go to the
Filestab, then select
Filesto add multiple games to the program, or select
Folderto add a whole folder of games.
- Go to
Select, then click
Games not on drive 1.
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.
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