Wii System Transfer

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Wii System Transfer
Wii Transfer Tool.png
Type Downloadable (Wii U)
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP/NA/EU November 18th, 2012
Genre(s) Utility
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 2Stars2.pngEdit rating: Wii System Transfer
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Wii System Transfer is the vWii counterpart to the Wii U Transfer Tool. It provides the ability to copy over Wii content to a Wii U system using an SD Card.

Emulation Information

Network Certificates Required

Wii System Transfer has functionalities that requires proper network certificates extracted from an IOS to work. Refer to the network guide for more information.

Missing Game List Banner

Certain Wii apps and homebrew apps never create savefiles that are handled by the emulated Wii's internal savefile lists, so no banners are ever generated for them in Dolphin.


Startup Hang

Shortly after booting, this channel will hang in a black error screen. See issue 11985.

As of 5.0-21088, or potentially since a Wii System Transfer app update, a different hardlock error screen shows up, this time saying "This software is incompatible with this console"

If "Graphics" → "Vulkan Graphics Configuration" → "Auto-Adjust Window Size" is set to on, the screen will have no text and will be entirely black.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this channel.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wii System Transfer since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21736 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This channel has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-21088 Windows 11 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Launching the app from the Wii Menu, results in an error screen, at which point Dolphin hardlocks and the emulation must be stopped or reset.

Notably, trying to launch the app from Dolphin, will instead launch Wii Menu (if Wii Menu is available), from which Wii System Transfer can be launched.

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