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    Recommend a hard drive set up

    i have a 500 GB drive that i've foolishly (yes, smack me upside my gnarly head) formatted 100% to WBFS.

    i need to store some MAME and SNES roms on the drive, so i am looking for some guidance in this process.

    i will copy the games i don't have discs for to my desktop computer (some of them are scratched and i cannot guarantee they will rip succesfully again) and then re-format the drive to FAT32 as per Krank's guide to FAT32 Hard Drives - Formatting, Loading, Ripping, Playing

    i just wanted to get some insight before taking this on.

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    apologies for an incorrect assumption
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamhypoxia View Post
    If you want to leave part of it as WBFS, there are many programs available (I like acronis personally) that will allow you to shrink the partition (take free space from it) and create another partition of a different format.
    You are way off on this one...No current partitioning tools will handle WBFS. WBFS (Wii Backup File System) was created exclusively for USB loading on the Wii.
    Last edited by Darkcide666; 12-13-2010 at 10:24 AM.
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    just keep it formated to fat32 then you can have a mixture of stuff on your hdd stick to kranks guide and you will be fine i have mine on full fat 32 and i store my wbfs games and nand backup etc on it good luck
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    Wow, i didn't know you could put the WBFS games on at Fat32 drive.

    First off, THANKS to everyone for your insight on this!

    Peire, would you then agree that i should pull my ISO images from the drive using WBFS Manager, putting them on my desktop, then format the drive to FAT32. Then, can i just drag the games to the hard drive using Windows Explorer?
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    make a folder called wbfs on root of hdd if you have iso games i use wii game manager to create them as wbfs with subdirectory then put them in wbfs folder on hdd
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    The guide covers all that. If you have questions that relate to FAT32 please feel free to ask in the guide if you need any clarification or while you are in the process.
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    Thanks, again!

    i ripped the games from disc on the wii to the WBFS hard drive. Are these files now WBFS and not ISO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooup View Post
    Thanks, again!

    i ripped the games from disc on the wii to the WBFS hard drive. Are these files now WBFS and not ISO?
    Well they are wbfs files but they aren't in a usable format unless on the WBFS drive. So you would need to extract them to .wbfs files or .iso with wii backup manager.

    And by .wbfs files I mean the usable format for loading with FAT32 drives....hope that makes sense.
    Last edited by Krank; 12-13-2010 at 11:35 AM.
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    OK, so i would plug my hard drive into my computer, using WBFS manager, i would copy the rips to a folder on the computer.

    Then, i would format the entire drive to FAT32 using your guide.

    i would then create a WBFS folder on the drive, and using Wii Backup Manager (i'm not familiar with this program yet) copy them onto the newly re-formatted FAT32 drive?
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