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    Alright officially confused, What format is right for me?

    Over the past few days I have softmodded my 4.3u wii and have been trying to decided how I should format my usb hdd.

    It is only a 250 gb hdd so I would like to use half of it for my various computer files (pictures, documents, pc game back ups, ect.) and the other half for the wii. All I want to do with this hdd on the wii is install back up games to it and run them. Right now it is formated to FAT32 and has been working to intstall and play games but I would like to use it for computer stuff too.

    Also this may be a stupid question but can I run ISO files that I installed to the hdd? or do I have to convert them to somthing else?
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 10-22-2010 at 02:33 PM.

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    WiiHacks does not support piracy. I've already said this 2 times today... Man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBandicootAddict View Post
    WiiHacks does not support piracy. I've already said this 2 times today... Man...
    He is right. We do not support piracy. That being said, I'm not sure if that is what you meant by your post. You should be careful with your wording as they can be easily misunderstood.

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    You can make two partitions on your HDD, a WBFS partition just for backup Wii games, and a FAT32 partition for computer stuff. That's how my second HDD is set up. When you create the two partitions, make them both FAT32, make the first partition primary and active, make the second partition active. Your computer will now recognize your HDD as two drives. Now, with WBFS manager, load the drive that is primary and active and format it to WBFS. All done.

    Use this tool to format and partition your HDD - easeus-partition-manager

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    Right now it is formatted to FAT32 and has been working to install and play games but I would like to use it for computer stuff too.
    If its formatted to FAT32 now, then you can use it for PC stuff as well. You can use Wii backup manager to transfer your backups to the drive, or you can install directly to the drive from a USB Loader (look at the FAT32 guide in my signature).

    FAT32 works with everything so no need for multiple partitions or WBFS format. Also there is a much better chance of recovering data from FAT32 then WBFS. And keep in mind what was mentioned above, we only support backups of games that you own.

    Edit: Not trying to take anything away from Stomp's comment, but if you have it as FAT32 already and are loading games successfully there is no reason to add a WBFS partition. FAT32 can be used with your PC and the Wii.
    Last edited by Krank; 10-22-2010 at 03:13 PM.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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