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    Wii Backup Fusion for Mac question

    Okay, so I have been trying to use WiiBaFu for Mac to load .WBFS files onto my WBFS formatted HDD because it's the only program apparently that will do it. Ideally I want to get rid of the much larger ISO files on my Mac and replace them with WBFS and be able to transfer the WBFS to the drive if I ever need to.

    The program reads the drive just fine, but I cannot get it to transfer, delete or extract files. Two other programs I have for Mac allow me to do all of that fine with ISO files, just not WiiBaFu.

    I get the following error whenever I try and do any kind of transfer/extract

    !! wwt: ERROR #18 [INVALID WBFS] in cmd_add() @ src/wwt.c#1848
    !! Ignore invalid WBFS: /dev/rdisk2s2
    Error 5: Unknown error


    I don't know if this means I do not have Wiimms set up properly and I can't find any help anywhere. Anyone know what I could do to get WiiBaFu to work? Thanks.

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    It only transfers to WBFS drivesI think but you can convert your images and manually move them into place. Look in the FAT guide in my sig for instructions to convert your files to .wbfs with WBF.
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    I did a WBFS Check of the drive in WiiBaFu. Apparently there are some duplicated blocks and some things wrong with the drive which other programs are able to ignore, but I've read that WiiBaFu can be sensitive to these errors and could be the reason why it won't allow me to transfer files. So maybe if I reformat the drive, do a WBFS/FAT32 partition, things will be okay. I want some of the drive available for things other than Wii backups.

    I want to avoid having to use the ISO files because using WBFS For Mac some of the larger ISO's take over 2 hours to transfer, I think because there is a conversion process where it turns the ISO's into WBFS files. If I can just figure out how to put WBFS files directly onto the drive I could save myself a lot of time.

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    What format is the drive now? You don't need multiple partitions... use Full FAT32. Conrvert the files to WBFS and drag and drop the games where they need to be. This is the easiest way with a mac but if you don't want to do that then rip your games from original disc.
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    The whole drive is formatted to WBFS right now but I want to use part of it to backup my Mac with Time Machine. The thing I'm worried about with FAT32 is the 4GB limit and whether I'll be able to backup the Mac. It might get confused. Otherwise I have no problem with reformatting to FAT32. I figured transferring all the WBFS files would be quicker than having to sit around taking discs in and out as each one finishes.

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