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    Running USB Loader GX without SD card question

    I had a friend who modified my wii and put USB Loader GX on it. I downloaded additional content that has used up all my internal memory so I want to use a 2GB card to give it more storage. I read that dumping the contents from the SD card on to a FAT32 drive will work but when I go to do this my laptop wants to format the required drive. Is this an indication that the file system is NTFS? If so, is there a way to convert it without losing everything? From my knowledge, I don't believe there is. I don't know what version the GX loader is or whatever, or if there even is one.

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    It does say that the drive does not have a recognized file system as a follow up notification. I forgot to add this before. My "normal" hard drive on my laptop is also NTFS. I have done some searching on Google and it states that WBFS is also a file system. I use WBFS Manager to maintain the drive.

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    Have a look at this Wbfs2fat.

    If it's not showing up as a recognizable format , chances are it is formatted to wbfs.(From what you said.)
    You can use the program above to format to fat32 from wbfs and it wont delete any of your info from the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jax View Post
    Have a look at this Wbfs2fat.

    If it's not showing up as a recognizable format , chances are it is formatted to wbfs.(From what you said.)
    You can use the program above to format to fat32 from wbfs and it wont delete any of your info from the drive.
    Thanks, Jax! I will do some research on that.

    And sorry about the double post. I did see the edit function only after I posted the second post. Won't happen again.

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    I know this is another post but I have another problem. I converted from WBFS to FAT32 but the games cannot be seen by USB Loader. After doing some searching I found that Wii games won't be able to be read by USB Loaders unless they are in a WBFS format.

    So, what are my options? Is there a specific USB Loader I can use that will read them?

    I tried Configurable USB Loader but that did not work either despite some websites saying that it can read FAT32.

    I know the games are still on the disc because the space on the drive is being used.
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    You should not have any problems with any of the loaders reading fat32.

    When you hook the HDD up to your computer can you see the games?
    Also have a look in this thread.
    You Should delete the cfg files for that loader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jax View Post
    You should not have any problems with any of the loaders reading fat32.

    When you hook the HDD up to your computer can you see the games?
    Also have a look in this thread.
    You Should delete the cfg files for that loader.
    I've tried Wiiflow, Configurable Loader and GX - none pick up the games, yet the loaders recognise that 282GB has been used. I've tried looking for the cfg files but cannot spot any apart from one. The only one I found was in Wiiflow and that didn't do the trick.

    I can see the games when I hook up the HDD to my laptop but their names are made up of numbers and letters. For example, one of them is named R2SP18.0. They go through to SX in alphabetical order and their sizes range from 1GB to 4GB so they must be the games.

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    I've resolved this matter myself. I simply had to rename the game files because wdfstofat did not do that. The games have now appeared and it is all working. Thank your for your help, Jax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy2056 View Post
    I've resolved this matter myself. I simply had to rename the game files because wdfstofat did not do that. The games have now appeared and it is all working. Thank your for your help, Jax!
    Your Welcome!
    That's weird usually it does it in the conversion.
    Just glad you got it working.

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