If you're happy with the size of the wbfs partition, leave it alone. You only need to reformat the ntsb portion to fat32. If you want to increase the size of the wbfs portion, then yes, you need to reformat the whole thing
Cool, Thanks guys. I'll do that later, I need a break, been reformatting and moving partitions for 2 days now trying to get my son's pc unlocked, refomatted with xp and not lose the 1200 pics my wife had on it.I only have a 500GB HDD so I assume at some point I will want that other 100GB in wbfs format. Thanks again
Ok I am backing up all my games on a temporary wbfs formatted partition on my pc. The hdd has one partiton formatted to fat32(100GB), the rest at wbfs. Once my backup is complete how do I get it(hdd) back to just one complete drive? Do I just delete both partitions and run wbfs format again? Is it that simple?
I think I have it figured out, just one more question. I am running windows7 x64. When I get my hdd ready is it preferred to format it to fat 32 before running wbfs manager?
If I were you I would consider getting another USB Drive.
They are rediculously cheap now.
I say this as Data transfers are always an issue. If you have a drive set up purely for the wii it can be left there without any messing around.
WBFS will transfer your games as iso's to a ntfs / fat drive but it takes time.
They transfer the other way round a lot quicker than they come off it. lol
I bought a 250gb with 70 top wii games on it. It cost me £70
£1 per game and a hard drive too!!!
If you want the link I'll be happy to post it you via a PM.
BTW, It is a new drive and all the games work. It's a UK link
I say that so emphatically because I transferred 30 games last weekend to my FAT 32 partition and lost every single one. It LOOKED like they transferred correctly, it SAID that they transferred correctly, but after several white knuckle hours, it hit me that FAT 32 will only save up to 4gb, so it had stopped recording data once each iso reached that level. And every single game, regardless of its size on the wbfs drive, was over 4 gb as an iso. I had to redownload, reconvert and reload EVERY FREAKING GAME.
Moral of the story is DON'T EVER EXTRACT AN ISO TO A FAT 32 DRIVE.
Other than that, I have no idea about a 64 os, but for other types it makes no difference. The WBFS will overwrite whatever you use.
If you use a program called Wii Backup Manager you can put iso files larger than 4gb onto a FAT32 drive . It splits the files at 4 gb but the Wii still sees it as one file. You can do away with WBFS manager then .
4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download WiiBackupManager0.3.3.rar
Also if you were to use configurable USB Loader v50 + you could keep the whole drive as FAT32, no need for partition or SD card, and I`m yet to find a game that doesnt work on it.
[QUOTE=workingmom201;280911]IT WILL ONLY TRANSFER ISO'S TO AN NTFS DRIVE[/SIZE]
Thanks for that tip workingmom201.
That actually answers a question I was going to put forward.
When I was getting used to the program I tried the transfer of an iso to a fat drive.
It was there when I did the extraction.
When I exited the wbfs app and checked the file it was gone.
I think you have solved a puzzle for me there.
I have an extra 160GB on my pc (seperate partiton of course) I just formatted it to wbfs to store my games on while I am reformatting my HDD. I know not to try to use a fat formatted partition. I just use wbfs to be safe. It is taking forever because I set partition mgr to delete both partitions, erase all data for both partitions and reformat to fat32 as one drive.(will format to wbfs with wbfs manager next) I just want to be sure I am starting like when the HDD came out of the box. In response to Dogboy's recommendation of a new HDD. I appreciate the thought but I do have a new one, well 2 weeks old. I just used it to get my wifes 1200 some odd pics off of a locked up pc. Just trying to get my full 500GB back to wbfs(clean) in one piece