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    Altering the partitions on my hard drive

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    I have a 500gb hard drive partitioned with 318 gb as WBFS for my Wii ISOs and 147gb as FAT32. I am only using 8gb of the FAT32 and am unlikely to use much more. I would like to extend the WBFS partition a bit more.

    I have EASEUS partition manager and wondered whether it was just a simple case of dragging the WBFS partition to the right to make it larger and eat into the FAT32 partition. I know how to do this but I am just concerned about what effects this will have.

    Will WBFS manager be able to read the drive after I have extended it and do I need to do anything before or afterwards? I won't have to format the whole WBFS partition again for instance will I?

    Everything is working at the moment so I would rather just leave it if it is going to cause problems.

    Thanks.

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    Why not make it all Fat32? There is a program on here somewhere to do wbfs to fat on the fly. You must own a ton of games to need more space.

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    Wbsf2fat would be your best bet. In case you want to use that ..Here is the link---->Wbfs2Fat32 Conversion

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    He actually wants more WBFS and not FAT32. For everyone involved I have a question. I have my hard drive formatted to WBFS and don't use it for anything but games. In this case would WBFS be recommended over FAT32?

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    No. Wbfs is outdated and is not needed, and if it corrupts you are pretty much out of luck.
    As your computer is unable to read that format.

    It's better to have Fat32 or Ntfs or both.

    As for what this person wants, it is up to them. I am only providing info and a link.(I Can Read)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby1978 View Post
    Why not make it all Fat32? There is a program on here somewhere to do wbfs to fat on the fly. You must own a ton of games to need more space.

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    Yes I have loads of games. I love my Wii. Plus my girlfriend brought loads of games into our relationship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jax View Post
    No. Wbfs is outdated and is not needed, and if it corrupts you are pretty much out of luck.
    As your computer is unable to read that format.

    It's better to have Fat32 or Ntfs or both.

    As for what this person wants, it is up to them. I am only providing info and a link.(I Can Read)

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    I have been out of the scene for a while but WBFS was always preferable back in those days as it scrubbed the image meaning you could fit more backups on your hard drive. If I had the hard drive as FAT32 or NTFS would the images be scrubbed?

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    Yes , with a program called Wii back up manager, And there is another program that does the same.

    Also having fat32 as your set up means you can have everything run from your HDD.(Homebrew)

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    if you use a game manager like wiibackup manager they whould be. as stated earlier, wbfs is outdated and has no benefit over fat or ntfs

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    Thanks everyone for your comments. I will try using the wii backup manager and transfer my WBFS partition to FAT32 somehow. I had a quick look last night but couldn't see how to do it. Obviously WBFS cannot be read by the PC so I think I will have to use the programme Jax mentioned to convert it to ISO first.

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