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    Using External HDD Already Filled With Other Files

    Hi,

    I have an external HDD:

    - Western Digital My Passport Essential SE - WDBACX0010BBK-00 1 TB USB 2.0/3.0 - WBFS formatted only, sleep timer set to Never - WORKING

    from the compatibility list. However it already has a bunch of movies on it (I connect it to my TV to watch them). Can I use this HDD to play my backed-up Wii games as well, or will I need to purchase a new HDD? If I partition it as in the tutorial (WBFS and FAT32), can I create another partition just for my movies and switch the HDD back and forth between the Wii and my TV? How would I do this?

    Thanks!
    (Got here from Google search, please let me know if I'm not posting correctly)

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    Junior Member dniMretsaM's Avatar
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    Use FAT32 for both the Wii and the TV. You can even watch your movies through the Wii using WiiMC. Read through the Softmod Any Wii guide (link in my sig) to get started with hacking your Wii.
    SM 4.1 (v499) - BootMii/IOS v1.5 - HBC 1.1.2 - Priiloader 0.8b6 - d2x v9(r49) - WiiFlow 4.1.1
    [SPOILER=Must read threads]Thinking About Hacking a Wii? Read This First.
    Brick Prevention
    Softmod ANY Wii (updated 03/30/2013)
    How To Run & Post A System Check[/SPOILER][SPOILER=Helpful threads]USB Compatibility List
    FAT32 Formatting
    WiiFlow Guide
    Troublesome Games And Their Solution
    Error Index[/SPOILER]
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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    Hi,

    Thank you for the quick reply, so I can just create the two partitions (WBFS and FAT32) and put movies in the FAT32 one? Or do I need to make a third FAT32 partition? By the way I am reading this tutorial: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tmod-only.html which says the FAT32 partition is used for homebrew applications?

    Thank you!

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    WBFS has been deprecated. FAT32 is recommended for all things Wii (movies, games, apps, etc.).
    SM 4.1 (v499) - BootMii/IOS v1.5 - HBC 1.1.2 - Priiloader 0.8b6 - d2x v9(r49) - WiiFlow 4.1.1
    [SPOILER=Must read threads]Thinking About Hacking a Wii? Read This First.
    Brick Prevention
    Softmod ANY Wii (updated 03/30/2013)
    How To Run & Post A System Check[/SPOILER][SPOILER=Helpful threads]USB Compatibility List
    FAT32 Formatting
    WiiFlow Guide
    Troublesome Games And Their Solution
    Error Index[/SPOILER]
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    [16:26:34] i'm never sarcastic.
    [16:26:41] feel free to quote me on that.

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    The compatibility guide says that my external HDD is "WBFS formatted only" though, I assume I need to make one of the partitions WBFS?

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    Junior Member dniMretsaM's Avatar
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    That's probably an old entry (back before FAT32 support was good). As I've said twice now, use FAT32.
    SM 4.1 (v499) - BootMii/IOS v1.5 - HBC 1.1.2 - Priiloader 0.8b6 - d2x v9(r49) - WiiFlow 4.1.1
    [SPOILER=Must read threads]Thinking About Hacking a Wii? Read This First.
    Brick Prevention
    Softmod ANY Wii (updated 03/30/2013)
    How To Run & Post A System Check[/SPOILER][SPOILER=Helpful threads]USB Compatibility List
    FAT32 Formatting
    WiiFlow Guide
    Troublesome Games And Their Solution
    Error Index[/SPOILER]
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    [16:26:34] i'm never sarcastic.
    [16:26:41] feel free to quote me on that.

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    I see, thanks for your help!

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