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    Formatted HDD using USB Loader GX - now it won't show up in WBFS manager!

    As the title says, I had formatted my HDD in FAT32, plugged it into the Wii and formatted to WBFS using USB Loader GX and then ripped Wii Sports on to it. Works fine on USB Loader GX but when I plug the drive back into my PC, it doesn't show up in either windows explorer or in WBFS manager (and yes, I have refreshed drive list).

    Oddly enough, windows still makes the noise of an external device being plugged in and still gives me the option to safely remove external storage device.

    Tried a search but didn't come up with much...any help appreciated.

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    may be a silly question but in wbfs manager have you changed the drive letter to the wbfs drive? i know sometimes my drive letters change depending on what i have connected

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    If it isn't as simple as the drive letter change mentioned by NYCES, the problem is most likely to be the formatting by the Wii. When you formatted the HDD using USB Loader GX, the drive was recognized by the Wii. However, the Wii/USB loader option for formatting a drive is not as reliable for recognition by PCs. As you seem to be early in your HDD usage, I would suggest you reformat the drive using WBFS Manager 3.0 from the PC; the resulting HDD should be recognized by both your PC and the Wii.

    Additionally, this method gives you the option of retaining a second partition on your HDD for ISOs or movies on your HDD if you should so desire. If you go that route, remember than files >4GB need to be on a NTSF not FAT/FAT32 partition.

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    Actually, couldn't format through the WBFS Manager as it wouldn't pick up the drive at all - solved it in the end by formatting through computer management on windows and started over.

    Thanks anyway but I have a new issue unfortunately - please see here if you can help maybe?

    http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...tml#post134247

    Thanks.

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    HI Switchday, i'm having the same problem as you, but as you said you got it solved, can you tell me how to got to computer management and format the hdd please. THanks in advane

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermelon22 View Post
    HI Switchday, i'm having the same problem as you, but as you said you got it solved, can you tell me how to got to computer management and format the hdd please. THanks in advane
    Have you already tried following this guide HERE?

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