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    Hard drive w/ 2 partitions question

    Hi
    I have an external hard drive divided in 2 partitions , 1 wbfs and a fat32.
    my wfbs partition is full and i want to move some of the games to the fat32 so i can make room for newer games .
    Which program can i use for that ?.
    Thank you

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    Wii Game Manager should be able to manage that.

    Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net

    The problem you will have is a single USB Loader may not manage 2 different FS partitions on a single drive, you may have to have 2 different loaders - one for each partition task set to the relevant paths.
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    no , i dont need that my usb loader see both partition , the second partition ( fat32 )its only to store games that i'm not playing at the moment , i'll give a try to that program.

    But in case i want to do what you said ;

    The problem you will have is a single USB Loader may not manage 2 different FS partitions on a single drive, you may have to have 2 different loaders - one for each partition task set to the relevant paths.

    how can i do that ?.

    thanks
    Last edited by caraloca; 02-10-2010 at 04:42 PM.

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    If you use WBFS Manager you can load your WBFS partition and export games as ISO files, which can be moved to FAT32 partition or somewhere else. When you want the games back, just load the ISO in WBFS Manager and move them back over.

    too ez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomzer0 View Post
    If you use WBFS Manager you can load your WBFS partition and export games as ISO files, which can be moved to FAT32 partition or somewhere else. When you want the games back, just load the ISO in WBFS Manager and move them back over.

    too ez.
    Too save even more space, burn them off to DVDR and store them away, then delete the ISO, it's cheaper than space on a HDD, 100 DVDRs is 14, 860GB is therefore only 28, but each person has their reasons to do what they want to do, and we are here to offer help, advice and assistance in trying to achieve their aims, ambitions & goals
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    Quote Originally Posted by caraloca View Post
    no , i dont need that my usb loader see both partition , the second partition ( fat32 )its only to store games that i'm not playing at the moment , i'll give a try to that program.

    But in case i want to do what you said ;

    The problem you will have is a single USB Loader may not manage 2 different FS partitions on a single drive, you may have to have 2 different loaders - one for each partition task set to the relevant paths.

    how can i do that ?.

    thanks
    Well to save you moving games around, leave things as they are (it's working ok I presume?) and just install your new games to the FAT32 partition.

    Use Wii Game Manager Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net instead of your normal WBFS Manager to put the games onto the FAT32 part,
    and use Cfg USB Loader Configurable USB Loader - GBAtemp.net to load the games rather than USB Loader, Cfg it to use only the FAT32 then you should be ok.

    Saves double effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomzer0 View Post
    If you use WBFS Manager you can load your WBFS partition and export games as ISO files, which can be moved to FAT32 partition or somewhere else. When you want the games back, just load the ISO in WBFS Manager and move them back over.

    too ez.
    they can only be move as iso ? I want to move them as wbfs image to save space in the hd .

    Too save even more space, burn them off to DVDR and store them away
    thanks but i already have them in dvds ,i just want to test new ways to store them and play them.

    Well to save you moving games around, leave things as they are (it's working ok I presume?) and just install your new games to the FAT32 partition.

    Use Wii Game Manager Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net instead of your normal WBFS Manager to put the games onto the FAT32 part,
    and use Cfg USB Loader Configurable USB Loader - GBAtemp.net to load the games rather than USB Loader, Cfg it to use only the FAT32 then you should be ok.
    That sound like a good idea , but the new games before i put them in the fat32 i want them to wbfs image so they dont take too much space .


    Thanks guys , i think i have enough to start , if anything i will ask you again .
    cheers

    Saves double effort. [/quote]
    Last edited by caraloca; 02-10-2010 at 06:16 PM.

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    That sound like a good idea , but the new games before i put them in the fat32 i want them to wbfs image so they dont take too much space .
    The Wii Game Manager makes them the same size on FAT32 as if it were WBFS, there is no advantage or disadvantage to doing that, they are still scrubbed games
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    great , that's even better

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    Hi guys , im stock with the Wii Game Manager , im doing something wrong i guess ,
    I plugged my Hd divided in 2 partitions .
    Opened Wii Game Manager then in the first column "A" i loaded my wbfs partition with my games , now im trying to load in column "B" the newly made fat32 partition to tranfers the games from "A" but there is no option to load or transfer anyhting to a FAT32 partititon , only option is to another wfbs partition .
    I checked all options with no luck i also right click over a game etc... and cant do it .
    What am I doing wrong ?
    the only way i can transfer a game is to make the Fat32 partition to NFTS which is not good cause my usb loader cant load the partition .







    thanks

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