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    Two questions about External Hard drive on Wii U

    Should be two very basic questions, so I apologize and thank patience ....



    If i have an external hard drive formatted with WBFS Manager and wtih some iso files in it, can i:


    - Downloaded content from nintendoshop and store them on this hard drive?


    - Having on this same hard drive games and media content (videos and music)?



    Thank you!
    Last edited by filipe_m; 07-29-2014 at 01:16 AM.

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    No to both, the wii u would want to format the drive, u could use it as fat32 formatted drive for your games and music and videos but would still not be able to store other things on it

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    Thank you!!


    To see if I understand correctly:


    To save the nintendoshop contents i need a dedicated device just for that.



    I need another hard drive (in mmy case will be formatted with WBFS Manager) to store iso files. This device can have media contents to be open with apps from the HBC?
    In case it is not possible, what is the file format of the games if i use a disc formatted as fat32?

    Thanks again!!
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    Yes and yes, fat32 is the preferred method but remember for movie files etc will have to be under 4gb

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    And in fat32 format, games remains Iso?

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    Reshaping my idea:


    Can i partition the drive and format half in fat32 and the other half in WBFS?


    After can i use the USB Loader for Iso in WBFS partition and GeeXboX for the media in part in fat32?


    Is there any compatibility issue?

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    read the FAT32 guide linked in my signature. It will tell you how we recommend that you format and install content to your drive.

    WBFS Manager and "Full ISO files" are not part of our recommendations.

    I would suggest you format the entire drive as FAT32. Some apps don't work well with multiple-partitioned hard drives.

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    Thank you! Excellent tutorials ....



    If i format in Fat32 I can have ISO files and media files on the same hard drive, but are limited to 4gb, right?


    If i format i NFts says: "Homebrew channel apps are not supported meaning you will need to have a fat partition or an sd card"

    Sd card just need to install the HBC or have to stay always on the wii?


    Thank you both for the tips!
    Last edited by filipe_m; 07-29-2014 at 09:00 AM.

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    Correct about the 4gig, but there are ways around that for dual-layered DVD games by splitting it to two files at the 4-gig mark (ripping the disk directly via the loader or using the recommended software will do that for you automatically).

    So your only other limitation is your non-game files, which cannot be over 4 gig.

    And if you run apps from HBC from hard drive, HBC cannot read NTFS, only FAT32.

    Most people will have their apps live on their SD card and just run them from there. It's up to you how you want to do it.

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    Thank you very much,


    I will carefully read the tutorials and do some tests to verify the best solution in my case

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