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Nintenzo

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I have a problem on my Wii where all the save data for the biggest (memory-wise) have been deleted.
Today, I was going to play Super Mario Galaxy and found that all my data was erased. So I checked all my other games.
Wii Fit, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario, Super Mario Galaxy, and Wii Play all needed new save files created for them. Additional info:
1. The most recent game I have downloaded is BIT. TRIP RUNNER, and it's save data is still there.
2. It seems to happen to Wii games and VC games, which worries me.
3. the Wii still works fine, I just needed to start over on most games.
4. This has only happened once.
5. It seems to only happen to the biggest (memory-wise) games. Except SSBB and Mario Kart Wii.

If anything else comes up, I will post it. Feel free to ask me questions about this, if you need any more info.

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Sean_Aaron

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You sure nobody has been deleting your saves?

If it was memory corruption I'd expect some kind of error message to appear telling you your save data was corrupted and even then I wouldn't think the file would just disappear; rather the game wouldn't be able to play or save successfully until you had deleted the corrupted save yourself. If your system memory is that badly corrupted then you'd definitely want to get the machine fixed, but it sounds like someone is playing a nasty trick on you - check your SD cards for backups!

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Nintenzo

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Thanks, but I'm pretty sure nobody deleted them. Also, this happened after I moved nearly everything to the SD Card.
Also, Tetris Party's and Wrecking Crew's data was corrupted, so I needed to re-download them (but I don't think that has anything to do with this, it happened quite a while before this happened).
Again, the Wii still works fine, and this has only happened once, so I'm not really worried about it , I just wanted to know why this has happened.

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Zach

4. Posted:

Maybe you have a faulty SD card?

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Nintenzo

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@zkaplan That could be it. The SD card does not work when I try to take pictures on SSBB, it says "The device inserted in the SD card Slot can not be used." However, it is an SDHC Card, not sure if that might be it. I looked in the Wii Manual and it said that SDHC Cards are only compatible with some software.

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gaminguy

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THis has happended to me! I know exately waht to do! THE sd can't load wii retial games, so they cannot be on the sd card, they must be on the wii system memory. Sd cards CAN, thouhg, run wiiware and vc games, sd cards are mainly used for this and games you are not currently playing at the moment. This SHOULD solve your problem :)

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Nintenzo

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So, how did the save data for the VC and WiiWare games get erased? And still, it didn't happen to all of my games.

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MetalMario

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I think its definitely the thing for the SDHC card. There could be an error with the save data being on there, so it deletes it.

Is your SD card larger than 2 GB? This website says they don't work properly.

http://wiiportal.nintendo-europe.com/66.html#c115271

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Nintenzo

9. Posted:

Yeah, it's 4GB.

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gaminguy

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some wiiwae and vc games must also start over when moved, but im wsaying they can directly run from an sd card, just move everything back to the wii sysstem memory and it should be fine.

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MetalMario

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@Nintenzo: Maybe try a 2GB or lower. That might be the problem.

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Zach

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I still remember when a non-Nintendo memory card erased my Animal Crossing and all of my other data... this was a terrible day.

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gaminguy

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zkaplan wrote:

I still remember when a non-Nintendo memory card erased my Animal Crossing and all of my other data... this was a terrible day.

That's kinda sad... sorry :(
THings like this have happened to me twice (almost) It took calls to nintendo to get it back.

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Wii Console:3985-2203-0804-1295
SSBB:0173-0975-3949
MKW:3738-0981-3164
Toribash:3481-69299534
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MetalMario

14. Posted:

It's stuff like that that is the reason I don't buy anything non-Nintendo accessorywise.

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Tasuki

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MetalMario wrote:

It's stuff like that that is the reason I don't buy anything non-Nintendo accessorywise.

Yep I have been screwed to many times by third party accesories, like controllers and memory cards. Now I only buy stuff thats either made by Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft.

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Sean_Aaron

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The Wii should support SDHC to 32GB just fine post 4.2 firmware. I would avoid any el cheapo cards.

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MetalMario wrote:

I think its definitely the thing for the SDHC card. There could be an error with the save data being on there, so it deletes it.

Is your SD card larger than 2 GB? This website says they don't work properly.

http://wiiportal.nintendo-europe.com/66.html#c115271

That information must have been written before Wii System Menu 4.0, which was the first firmware to support SD Cards over 2 GB. Before that, cards over 2 GB wouldn't work at all, and games before that system menu don't support SD Cards over 2 GB. Any card works, my 4 GB card works perfectly and hasn't had any problem.

So, wait, are you saying you moved your saves to your SD card? The Wii can only read saves from it's internal memory. So you'll have to move your saves back to your Wii. The reason Mario Kart and SSBB are fine is because you didn't move them, because those games have online data and can't be moved. So move your saves back.

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