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    Us usb FATex partition

    I have 1TB external drive and formatted to 700 GB for game backup iso which works fine and I wanted to use the other 300GB formatted to FATex for homebrew channel and wads and apps but I can only get stuff like that to work off of my SD card! The wii acts like there is no FAT USB storage and my Vista only gives me FATex or ntfs as an option for format.

    PLease help if I can do this and get rid of my sd card!

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    mark the fat 32 partition as active


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    I tried that still doesn't see it do I have to have a SD card for the homebrew channel to show apps?

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    I go to homebrew channel, I press 1 & pick USB & nothing.

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    Homebrew doesn't read FATex... search for and download a program that will format to FAT32 for you.

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    HERE.......................


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    Ok, first try this:

    1) Open a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.

    2) Now type in the following command at the prompt: format /FS:FAT32 X:

    3) Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32


    Now this might not work in which case you will get an error saying “The volume is too big for FAT32”.


    The other alternative is to download the free program Swissknife. It allows you to format any drive to FAT32 up to 2 TB. You can find it in google.
    Last edited by streetsurfer158; 05-19-2010 at 03:50 PM.

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    OKay I have loaded up a command prompt since Vista is so funky about external drives and entered command "format H: /FS:FAT32" (H being my homebrew partition not my WBFS) I'll update in a bit! Thanks for everyone's help!

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    No... when you plug your HDD into your computer you can go to my computer and view your HDD under a certain drive letter, C: or D: or whatever it is. This is the drive letter you have to put into the command.

    So if your HDD is drive letter I: (for example), then you will put the command "format /FS:FAT32 I:" not "format I: /FS:FAT32"

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    I broke down and went with a 32GB partition for homebrew, as it seems to be the limit. The program narse linked looks good but wants pro for 64 bit OS. Thanks for all your help guys I'm getting there with your support.
    Last edited by roguetel; 05-19-2010 at 04:17 PM.

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