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    Strange, unanswerable problem with WBFS transfers.

    Ok I'm sure SOMEONE has had this happen to them before. If it's in another thread, I'm sorry, please direct me to it. I've been using WBFS manager since i hacked my Wii back in January. For some reason, about a month ago, I was not able to add any more games to the drive (200 gig partition with only about 20 games on it). When I say I wasn't able to add it... I mean I started the transfer before I went to bed, and in the morning it was still stuck at 1%. I thought maybe I had too many games, so deleted a few I wasn't playing anymore, and still... same outcome. Drive to drive does not work either, but I'm able to add/remove games on my brother's HD. Now the big thing here that I don't understand is... I can move files back and forth on my normal partition... but when i try the WBFS partition, I get the same result every time. I even went so far as to reformat my WBFS partition, which only succeeded in me not having any games. I've searched for hours on this forum and the internet, and it seems no one is having this exact problem.

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    I don't know, never happened to me.

    did the HDD pass checkdisk with no errors?

    Have you tired any other WBFS software for example:
    ncWBFSTool
    WiiJManager
    Wii Backup Manager

    for me WBFSManager corrupted a few of my transfers
    by i have had 100% succcess with both
    ncWBFSTool and Wii Backup Manager
    Sys Menu 4.1U - DriveKey - Bootmii/boot2 - PriiLoader 0.7 - cIOSx d2x-V8

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    I've tried Wii Backup Manager with the same result... It will go to about 10-17% then just hang there. I have not tried the others, thanks for that, I'll try it when I get home. As for the HDD pass checkdisk, how do I go about doing that?

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    is the drive spinning down or something like that?

    can you add games to the drive directly from the wii?

    when i first started using my hdd to run games i used the wbfs partition format and got endless corruption issues, i since changed to using a fat32 partition and wii game manager and no probs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbobnbill View Post
    is the drive spinning down or something like that?

    can you add games to the drive directly from the wii?

    when i first started using my hdd to run games i used the wbfs partition format and got endless corruption issues, i since changed to using a fat32 partition and wii game manager and no probs.
    Thanks,
    I haven't tried either of those... I'll try adding a game from the Wii when i get home. What's the size limit on a fat32 partition? Mine is 200 gig formatted to WBFS, and I really dont want to lose that space.

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    you can use a disk management utility to make fat32 partitions larger than the standard size, mine is 250Gb, i used paragon partiton manager free edition to do it, the only drawback is the max file size FAT32 will allow, think its 4Gb but wii game manager splits your iso's into 2 or 4 Gb chunks so isnt a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbobnbill View Post
    you can use a disk management utility to make fat32 partitions larger than the standard size, mine is 250Gb, i used paragon partiton manager free edition to do it, the only drawback is the max file size FAT32 will allow, think its 4Gb but wii game manager splits your iso's into 2 or 4 Gb chunks so isnt a problem
    Awesome, I'll definitely try it and let you know if it works.

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    on your FAT32 partition create a folder called "wbfs" and put your games in there for usb loader gx to find
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    Ok so I tried everything you guys suggested... After all that... it seems all the Wii managers just didn't like my external drive, as it still works fine for my backup files. I went out and got a Western Digital My Passport 250 gig and it worked like a charm! Thanks for the help guys.

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