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    SDs are not safe

    I've tried to copy my save files and downloaded wii stuff from my sd to my pc using the card reader.But it keeps saying that the sd needs a format. It just doesn't open it. What could i do? How can i backup my files? I'm a retro gamer, the wii flash drive just isn't enough!!What if i put the sd into my mobile and try via bluetooth?
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    if i were to guess, i'd say that the Wii format and the PC format are different. i dont think you are able to do what you are trying to attempt. the wii itself has 512MB?? of space and can support up to 2GB of SD space.

    try formating it on PC, then try copying the files from the wii onto the SD card.

    if it isnt formated to a PC, then it will always try to format it. just like taking it out of a digital camera and puting it in a card reader. sometimes it wants to format it, and even if you say no, you lose your pix.

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    The SD reader on your PC probably does not support newer high capacity sd cards. I get the same error when I try to use the newer cards from my camera and PDA in the slot built into my printer.
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    Don't forget that you can always delete the VC games from your Wii and download them again later at no additional cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyone
    ...and can support up to 2GB of SD space.
    my card is 1gb... i met someone who said they use a 4gb just fine
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    Okay, now that I'm done laughing I must say, you just have to format the card to use it with your computer.
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    One reason you might be encountering this problem is that Wii apparantly uses its own proprietary format to format the SD card, which is unreadable on a computer. I think Nintendo did this to stop people from copying ROMs to their computers and try to break encryptions.

    If you want to make more backups, I suggest you just use another SD card and have backups on two cards.

    Also, as already stated, even if you lose the saved VC games, you can download them again at no additional cost.

    Rest assured, the SD cards are completely safe and won't attack unless provoked! j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by 261311
    Okay, now that I'm done laughing I must say, you just have to format the card to use it with your computer.
    If the card wasn't formatted, it wouldn't be working in the Wii.
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    Seriously, these are the rumors going around nowadays?

    THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO BACK UP YOUR FILES ON THE NINTENDO WII. In fact, you can't even play games off of your SD Card. You can only use information that is saved onto your wii, however, you can keep excess information on your SD Card, swapping it onto your wii when you need to use it.

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    Thanx a lot for all of these useful info!My sd was formatted BEFORE i put it on the wii.So i guess i'll need a card-reader update or the wii transforms the sd to a different format,as some of u already said.
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