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    USB loader GX NTFS file system??

    I had a seagate hdd for backups that was formatted to wbfs file system. worked 100% perfect.

    I know its old but i recently found out that USB loader GX can play backups on a NTFS formatted HDD. so i went to switch so that way i can use the HDD for other things as well. I have about 100gb that I could put to good use.

    I converted all the games on the wbfs formatted drive to .wbfs with wiibackupmanager. I decided to test this on a flash drive just to make sure it worked before i wiped my HDD. So i created a wbfs folder on the flash drive, then put the game folder that contained the wbfs file in there into the folder and it loaded up just fine on my Wii with the flash drive with USB loader.

    So I formatted the hard drive to NTFS and did exactly what I did with the flash drive, but when i load USB loader, it says 0 games. Is there a different compatibility when it comes to NTFS and wbfs file system? The hdd worked just fine before.

    USB Loader GX v2.3c

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    Try deleting the gxglobal.cfg file, then launch gx again. It should be in the sd/apps/usbloader_gx folder.

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    Sorry if this is considered necroing but was having the same problem with NTFS and this is the first thing that comes up when googling the issue, posting moreless for people doing the same.

    I tried deleting the gxglobal.cfg file off of my sdcard, but all that did was make nothing show up in usbloaderGX at all anymore (plugged another usb drive in that was FAT32, wouldn't read anything on that anymore either). So I suggest to keep a backup of that file before deleting it and trying that option.

    I did however find a way to play/read files on an NTFS drive, a very simple one - use "WiiFlow"! :P

    My first time using the app and didn't do or change anything, it automatically saw the files on the NTFS drive and played them fine too.

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    Well, I must say that simply giving up on an awesome app isnt really a solution, but I can see where you are coming from. After further research Ive found that this problem for some people could be due to a cIOS issue. Seems that updating to d2x v9 has fixed quite a few issues, including this one. If you want to give it a shot, you can download the wads from HERE. These also fix some nand emulation issues. WiiFlow is a great app, so please understand Im not trying to steer you away from it. Ultimately its your call which one is your favorite. Gotta say though, GX is friiekin awesome...lol

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    I have a question. i formatted my hdd to ntfs and it plays fine on the wii. I have about 100 extra gb so I want to put that space to good use. when I plug it into the computer it tells me it needs to be formatted before it can be used. how can I use the hdd to store files as well as the wii backups? and how can I manage the hdd now since it can't be read?

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