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    How to play wii backup games on internal hard drive without formatting?

    So far I have not gotten a clear cut answer. I have an internal hard drive which is compatible with my wii. I want to play my games on my wii using wbfs manager. I convert the wbfs files to iso format. But I do not know how to properly put them on my drive. I ALSO DO NOT WANT to format my drive. It is an NTFS drive. i also have an enclosure please help! I need full instructions on how to put the games on my drive without formatting my NTFS drive.

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    Start with the NTFS guide. Know that NTFS is *NOT* compatible with HBC to this point. Meaning, you'll have to have you apps (loaders/etc) on an SD. Wii Backup Manager is your friend for working with games you've already backed up, but most loaders will (with an appropriate switch) allow you to rip your originals right to the NTFS partition.

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    yes, i read the article but one of the steps is formatting which I DO NOT want to to do. Thanks for replying bluephant

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    Ok, spoonfeeding time! Yum! If your drive is already formattted, don't reformat it. The rest of the guide still applies.

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    I guess my drive was already formatted when I built my computer. Otherwise time to try. Will report back. Thanks mate!

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    I do not understand bluephant. usbloader gx, wiiflow, nor configure usb are finding my games on my drive. I did precisely what they told me to play isos directly. Creating a wbfs folder, extracting the iso to the drive. Again bro I have an internal hard drive, not an external one, but I am using it as an external hard drive. So do I put my gams on the desktop of my drive, or my documents(I am using windows 7) or what?

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    Um... internal hard drive? As in, you put a hard drive into an enclosure and made it external? In that case, it's external. So you know, not every hard drive is supported, in this case, it would be your enclosure. So if you end up having problems, it would make sense to try another device to eliminate the possibility of incompatibility @ an enclosure level.

    Use wii backup manager. It will make ur life more easier. Tell it where your drive is, add iso to backup manager, and then transfer it to the drive. It will convert it to wbfs.

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    ok thanks blue imma try that. appreciate the support

    oh sorry man, what if I already have a wbfs file. Do I just copy it to my desktop?

    lol sorry bro. this is my second question. when i convert the iso do I not split it, split it 2gb-32k split, or 4 gb-32k split
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    You can use wii backup manager for any format. ISO., WBFS, even one of those in a RAR container. So I would use it for everything and let it manage the drive for you. NTFS does not require splits.

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    ok good the file extracted perfectly. Now lastly I am using an internal hard drive again, what is the root of the drive? Do I copy the wbfs folder on my desktop, do I double click my hard drive from my computer and put the wbfs folder in there?, or anywhere else?

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