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    how to shrink wii partition size?

    hey everybody how can i shrink the partition on my external HDD i made it to 250 and i ain gonna use it up don't have that many games how can i shrink it? Thanks for teaching me :]

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    It depends. What format is it now? Easeus may allow you to change partition sizes without destroying the data (if it's not WBFS) but I've never tried it. Though it is best to fully back up the data, format it clean the way you want it, then restore the data.

    Though, our recommendation (at least mine) is to do a single FAT32 partition of the entire hard drive. We have a guide for that that shows you how to install your games greater than 4 gigs to it without it failing (link in signature).

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    I have not used Easeus on WBFS (Imposable I believe) but Easeus works great on standard formats including, FAT16/32, Ntfs, and EXT. Backup is always recommended however I have never had a problem as Easeus partition master is one of the best free programs online.

    I will have to see about the WBFS format, Hmm maybe I'll test it on a Sd card or something...

    EDIT: Tested and WBFS is read as unformated within Easeus and as such can not be edited.
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    We don't really recommend anyone use WBFS formatted drives anymore, anyway. You might want to look into wbfs2fat, which will convert it to FAT32 with data preservation, then you can use another tool to change the partition size.

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