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    Copy Wii Hard Drive

    I currently have a 200 GB hard drive which I use for the Wii, but it's in a 5.25" case that makes a lot of noise. I just got a 320 GB drive that's fully USB powered, but I was wondering what the easiest way was to copy my games from my first hard drive to the new hard drive (hopefully other than waiting for all the DVD's to rebackup)?

    Thanks!

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    You might be in the shit with that one mate!

    If your drive that you have all your games on is recognised by windows I can help you! If not then you will have to re-rip your disks.

    If windows recognises your drive when you USB it to your comp:

    Take your new drive and use EASEUS to format it to NTFS and make sure you assign it a drive name and drive letter and set the properties to logical drive (IMPORTANT). (even if it is empty)

    Use your Wii to then format the new drive to WBFS.

    Download and install WBFS manager 3.0 and plug both drives into your computer.

    On the left select your empty WBFS drive letter and click load.

    On bottom left click the "Drive to Drive" arrow, find your full WBFS drive and load it.

    Then select "copy to this drive" or drag and drop.

    (if your computer does not recognise your drive you should follow the above EASEUS step with the new drive and then you wont have the same problem)
    Last edited by icehotter; 08-04-2009 at 07:45 PM. Reason: missed something out

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    Thanks for the help, it worked!! Windows recognized the drive, but wanted to format the partition. I told it heck no, then used WBFS Manager and did the drive to drive copy like you said. Worked great, and I was able to create a 32 GB FAT32 partition for the roms/saved games to go on. All in all, a great transfer. I'll be testing it in 5 minutes to see if the Wii likes it or not....hopefully....

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    no problem dude! Drop me a thanks on here if you liked the guide!

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    No problem!! Thanks again (and I clicked the button)...lol....still getting use to the board mechanics...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by synbios1978 View Post
    No problem!! Thanks again (and I clicked the button)...lol....still getting use to the board mechanics...lol
    Just tried your method. A bit misrepresentation has to be clarified:

    [a] On the left [this should be the Bottom Panel] select your empty WBFS drive letter and click load. [On the top, select the source drive]

    [b] On bottom [this should be the Top Panel] left click the "Drive to Drive" arrow, find your full WBFS drive and load it.
    [b] should come before [a], as the bottom panel is greyed out before you select the source drive.

    Then select "copy to this drive" or drag and drop.

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