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    Remove WBFS?

    Hi all

    Is it possible to remove the WBFS manager from a SD card and a external HDD? I would like to use them again with my PC.... am I right in thinking that the PC can't view them with the manager on?

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewgordon View Post
    Hi all

    Is it possible to remove the WBFS manager from a SD card and a external HDD? I would like to use them again with my PC.... am I right in thinking that the PC can't view them with the manager on?

    Thanks in advance for your help
    You are right that a PC cannot view the WBFS partition.
    Format your drives with the PC, they are then back in the PC world.

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    Here comes the stupid question....

    How do I format the drives if my PC doesn't pick them up when I connect them?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewgordon View Post
    Here comes the stupid question....

    How do I format the drives if my PC doesn't pick them up when I connect them?

    Cheers
    I am on XP, when I plug in a WBFS drive it says cannot read do you want to format, I usually say no. If your system doesn't ask, I'm not sure, I'll have a look.

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    Mine used to do the auto play thing before I used WBFS, but stopped after I formated it. Even though it doesn't pop up your computer probably still knows its there. I have done this before. After you format it back to FAT you shoud get the auto play thing again. Check this link out. I've used FDisk before and it's worked.

    How to Partition a Hard Drive | eHow.com

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    (sorry for the double post, my browser stuck. moderators please delete this)
    Last edited by babylonx; 10-25-2009 at 01:34 PM.

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    If you are under XP, right click My Computer and select Manage. Go to Disk Management on the left and there will see your disks and your partitions on the right. You will see the WBFS one as unknown type. There you can right click and format it. In Vista and 7 search for the Management Console on Google cause I do not remember how you go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babylonx View Post
    If you are under XP, right click My Computer and select Manage. Go to Disk Management on the left and there will see your disks and your partitions on the right. You will see the WBFS one as unknown type. There you can right click and format it. In Vista and 7 search for the Management Console on Google cause I do not remember how you go there.
    His problem is that Windows is unable to see WBFS partitions once started. Using FDISK or partition software is very complicated. The best and most simple way to format your disk is to use a live Linux distribution like Ubuntu. Linux has no problem to see a usb key or external disk drive and you'll have a nice and intuitive interface to recover your disk. Just be careful, in my case I had to unplug and plug again my usb key. Unbuntu could'nt see it because it was already plugged at startup.

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