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    WBFS For Mac OSX won't detect my USB Thumb Drive-How to format?

    Hi everyone, I have found that If I use Priiloader in conjunction with USB Loader GX, games can be autobooted in case of a brick. So I immediately went & downloaded WBFS for Mac OSX, & the window pops up & says, to begin, please insert your WBFS USB Formatted Drive into an available USB Port. I've plugged in my 4GB Thumb Drive I use for school work & such, it loads but nothing happens. I haven't formatted my USB Thumb Drive because I don't know how to on a mac osx. The same options aren't available like in the Windows version. There was a thread on this website however the guy who replied just said that we didn't need a tutorial/guide. But I do.

    How can I format my USB Thumb Drive on a mac so I can put LEGO Indiana Jones on it via WBFS for Mac?

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    You should remove the current partition(s) with a harddisk utility, and make a new partition WITHOUT any format option: the format must only been done with the WBFS Manager.
    (be sure to make a backup of your stuff on the harddisk before you begin.)

    Then, the WBFS application should be able to format the drive (be sure to assign the right drive letter!), and after that, you will be able to transfer the ISO's on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denus01 View Post
    You should remove the current partition(s) with a harddisk utility, and make a new partition WITHOUT any format option: the format must only been done with the WBFS Manager.
    (be sure to make a backup of your stuff on the harddisk before you begin.)

    Then, the WBFS application should be able to format the drive (be sure to assign the right drive letter!), and after that, you will be able to transfer the ISO's on it.
    I'm sorry, I appear to have lost you LOL. The Harddisk utility is Mac OSX Disk Utility, am I formatting it to FAT32 or something? I also don't actually now what to do & how to do it, could you give a bit more detail please?

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    You must avoid the FORMAT option in the OSX Disk Utility, just create a new partition if that's possible.
    Let the WBFS manager do the formatting later on.

    I don't really know what the options are in the Harddisk Utility OSX (I do have a brand new full loaded Mac Pro, but I'm running Windows 7 on it, can you believe it?).
    I can't check it either as I'm at work right now....

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    So if I just format my thumb drive to FAT32, WBFS can scan & detect it? Right now if I scan, nothing happens.

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    Unfortunately, the WBFS Manager for OSX currently is not able to format your USB Device so you'll need to use a Windows PC to format it or use a USB Loader on the Wii to format it. Just create an unformatted partition in Disk Utility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowSonic2 View Post
    Unfortunately, the WBFS Manager for OSX currently is not able to format your USB Device so you'll need to use a Windows PC to format it or use a USB Loader on the Wii to format it. Just create an unformatted partition in Disk Utility.
    Yeah I've been told to delete all my thumb drive's partitions & create 1 new, unformatted one. Is this correct? How do I do this using disk utility? Will WBFS read it after that?

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    Oh wait a minute, I see, if I delete my partitions & create a new one with disk utility, then WBFS for Windows can automatically format it?

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    Yes, just select the correct drive and click the button Format in WBFS for Windows.
    The format procedure is instant, and the usb drive is ready for use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denus01 View Post
    Yes, just select the correct drive and click the button Format in WBFS for Windows.
    The format procedure is instant, and the usb drive is ready for use.
    Okay so I've got that down. Can someone coach me through the partition creating process I don't know what to do. I've named my USB Stick "Thumb Drive", & when I open Disk Utility, it shows up along with another volume called "NANO 3.7GB Storage Device". I think "Thumb Drive" is the current partition, & I think NANO Storage Device is the actual device, where I put my new partition. I haven't erased anything yet, but when I click Storage Device & click it's partition menu, I change the volume scheme to 1 partition. After this drop-down menu becomes available that says "Format". There are the following options:

    Mac OS Extended
    Mac OS Extended(Journaled)
    Mac OS Extended(Case-Sensitive, Journaled)
    Mac OS Extended(Case-Sensitive)
    MS-DOS(FAT)
    Free Space

    Which one of these is correct to create an unformatted partition recognized by WBFS?

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