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    usb loader / formatting drive questions

    hi, from some stupidity and ignorance i managed to format my external hard drive thus deleting it all. im in the process of recovery but would not like to experience this again.

    now if i put stuff back on my external and it prompts me to format again for usbloader program, what do i do to prevent loss of data?

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    Are you formatting the drive to WBFS format before installing the games, that is the only format that the USB Loader will recognize (besides Configurable USB Loader FAT version).

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    im not sure what that means, as i had not gotten very far and im doing data recovery at the moment. what i did was (stupidlhy) stick my usb into the wii, went to hbc and usbloader, it was pretty slow so i just kept cliking randomly since i thought my screen was messed up and noticed i probably lcicked yes for formatting before continuing (only option). then i noticed there were no games so i went back, checked my external on the PC and it was formatted! on top of that, it said i had to format it (again?) to proceed. i decided to run recovery before doing so and still am!!!

    any answers on the effect of formatting, though?

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    There is a tutorial on USB loading and playing, LOOK HERE.

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    thanks, did not venture very far out of the noobie section of the forums. will ttry tonight

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