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    Wii MC question

    Hello all, I have searched for this answer for ages, but I just cant work it out. I have USB loader, that is excellent, and I have my wii games played through this, and they are stored on my seagate external hdd. Anyway, with the wii mc , I want to have photos on my hdd, and be able to view them while using wii mc, problem is that when i open the photos option on wii mc, it automatically goes to the sd card, and not the hdd. it gives the option in settings on the wii mc to alter the filepath that it goes to search for the photos, but when i alter the filepath to F:, which is the hdd path, the wii mc, does not like this and i need to restart the wii, as it has locked, can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong please, i just want the wii mc to search for photos on my hdd and not the sd card. sorry if its a bit long winded.

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    Try starting the file path with usb:/ instead of F: At least that how wiiflow and usbloadergx work.
    Yeah, that's definitely how it works. I just downloaded wiiMC, tried it, and it worked.
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    cheers, i will try it. one other thing, as the whole hdd is in wbfs format, would i have to create a partition to put my photos on, and if so is this possible without having to format the hdd, and then lose all my games. thanks.

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    as the whole hdd is in wbfs format, would i have to create a partition to put my photos on, and if so is this possible without having to format the hdd, and then lose all my games.
    I believe you need another drive formatted to wbfs, then do a drive to drive transfer, then reformatt your hdd, mine has a wbfs, fat 32, and ntcs so i can use it for pc backup as well. On the other hand if you still have original discs for your game or at least the isos its not hard to just reload your drive after you format.

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    Yes you would have to create a FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition. Sadly, windows doesn't recognize wbfs, and to shrink it, it must reformat the whole partition. So you must backup all your .ISOs. When I did this, I only had 25 games, and just barely enough room on my computer to store the ISOs. There may be a program that can shrink wbfs without reformatting it, but I have not heard of it. Goodluck googling it.


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    its my own fault for rushing into things as usual, after i put the games onto the hdd, i then with all my foresight chose to delete all the isos. so i now have the dilemma of going through a whole load of hassle of getting hold of the isos again, or maybe accept that i must use the sd card to store my photos, my sd card holds all my homebrew apps etc, and from when i very first started, i got a 2 gb sd card, as i read that this was the most ideal. and as i have 3-4 gb of photos, i am not sure what to do, saying that i have heard there is a program that can recover deleted stuff.

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    I just assumed that you put your .ISOs on the hdd via WBFS Manager. If not download it here, and use the "extract" button to extract the isos to your computer. Be warned that every iso will be 4.37 Gb, so if you have several games, it will take up a ton of space on your computer. Otherwise, you could get an SDHC card. I use an 8Gb Sandisk. Most homebrew is now compatible with SDHC so its not a problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiire View Post
    I just assumed that you put your .ISOs on the hdd via WBFS Manager. If not download it here, and use the "extract" button to extract the isos to your computer. Be warned that every iso will be 4.37 Gb, so if you have several games, it will take up a ton of space on your computer. Otherwise, you could get an SDHC card. I use an 8Gb Sandisk. Most homebrew is now compatible with SDHC so its not a problem.

    Extract them to .ciso files using WBFS intelligent and they will be Scrubbed size when extracted.
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    thanks for the help, i have managed to partition my hdd, so now i have half wbfs and the other half is ntfs, with regard to wii mc, i tried what fiire suggested, and although i change the filepath from sd to usb:/ , it does not save my changes and reverts back to the sd, i dont understand why, i have put my photos on the ntfs partition and my game isos are on the wbfs partition, the game isos show up fine through usb loader, but i still cannot view the photos on my hdd, any suggestions !?

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    If you read the wiibrew wiki for WiiMC, it recommends formating your secondary hdd partition to FAT32. Windows won't let you format anything over a certain limit (50G I think) as FAT32. Use FAT32FormatterEN to reformat your second partition to FAT32. Then your hdd will be exactly like mine, and it should work fine. (lol...I rhymed).


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