Wii Backup Manager

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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

We recommend you copy games over with Witgui if you use macOS, or Wii Backup Fusion for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Wii Backup Manager is only compatible with Windows.

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
  1. Extract Wii Backup Manager, and launch the program.
  2. Insert your USB drive or SD card into your computer.
Section II - Copying Games Over
  1. Go to the Drive 1 tab, then select the drive that you’re putting the Wii games on. Select drive
  2. Go to the Files tab, then select Add.
    Select Files to add multiple games to the program, or select Folder to add a whole folder of games. Select games
  3. Go to Select, then click Games not on drive 1. Highlight games
  4. Select Transfer, then select Drive 1 to transfer the games over. It might take a while for the games to copy over. Transfer games
Options once complete

Continue to cIOS
cIOS is needed for your Wii to use a USB Loader.

You can now use USB Loader GX or WiiFlow to play games from your USB drive or SD card.

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