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    Western digital HDD question

    i formatted the whole hd to fat32 using easus partition and have been for a long time , i got 52 games on it. I was wondering how to access the files in it using vista. I want to install wiiware and need to access and create new files for triforce, but my computer nor the software that came with the WD hdd is recognizing it. I know its because the format fat32, but is there anything i can do to access the files.

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    Your computer will read FAT32 no problem. So are you sure you formatted it to that?

    Are you thinking of WBFS?
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    yes how do i access the files in the HDD so i can create a folder, i see it in my computer but everytime i click it it says i need to format my drive before i can access files.

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    FAT32- Open My Computer and click on your FAT32 partiton.

    WBFS. You can't. You need WBFS Manager.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    theres no software out there for opening up all usb hdd fat32 format?

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    If it is fat32 windows should recognize it. You should be able to plug it in and open My Computer as stated. It will be listed along with your pc's drives/partitions. It sounds like you may have locked it, if you can see it but not access it. I did that with mine but in wbfs format. Sadly there was no easy fix for me and I hadn't backed up my games so.... I had to reformat and styart all over or be willing to leave over 100 GB of free space unused.
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    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    your right my bad its wbfs, does that mean i cant acces the individual files inside of it. I use WBFS manager but i cant access the files on my drive,

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    wbfs manager or wbfs GUI are recommended. I like GUI as it has more options as far as extraction and such.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    You must use a manager. Windows will not recognize WBFS format therfor you can't open and browse it like you can NTFS or FAT.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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