Due to some complications, I might have to reformat my Wii U (basically go to Settings and select "Delete All Content & Settings"). Based on what I read online, if I do this, I will lose all of my save data and any pre-downloaded software. I had Super Mario 3D World pre-downloaded as part of a bundle when I originally bought the Wii U, and I understand that I will lose the game. So I have a couple of questions:
- I backed up all of the save data/software onto a 16 gb flash drive. Once I reformat my Wii U, can I go to data management and just copy the data from the flash drive to the Wii U and keep all of the save data.
- From my understanding, my NNID will not be deleted when I reformat the Wii U, so in order to redownload my Super Mario 3d World, I just have to create a new user, link my NNID to this user, and redownload the game from the eShop, is this correct?
- I had a Wii before my Wii U, and did a system transfer, and right now I have 2 games on my Wii U that I bought from the eShop (Pokemon Rumble and some other game). I didn't see in "Data & Management" an option to copy this data to my flash drive, so when I reformat my Wii U how will I get these 2 games back - do I have to redownload them from the Wii eShop? Also how do I copy the Wii save data for some of my Wii Games (Mario Kart Wii for example) to my flash drive so I can recopy it back.
Just to clarify, I haven't reformatted my Wii U yet, all I have done is copy all of the software/save data I have to a flash drive.