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    formatting HDD

    When formatting a HDD into wfbs, why we need to leave some space for FAT32? Is it really needed in able to make it work? It might be a dum question for pro here but I'm just curious what is that space for Fat32? That FAT32 space should be format in wfbs too? Thank you in advance if you answer my question.

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    just in case you want to stop using an sd card and want to load everything of the hdd(apps,nand emulation,etc)

    i suggest you go with full fat32 or ntfs+fat32 you ll have a chance to save your games if the hdd corrupts and it makes it easier to keep/move games
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    It isn't a must. People leave it there for a number of reasons, like running their loader off of it so they don't need an SD card, to store other stuff, or so their PC will recognize the drive.
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    Ohhhh OK. So, its not really needed. Thank you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cile View Post
    just in case you want to stop using an sd card and want to load everything of the hdd(apps,nand emulation,etc)

    i suggest you go with full fat32 or ntfs+fat32 you ll have a chance to save your games if the hdd corrupts and it makes it easier to keep/move games
    If I go to ntfs+fat32, how much space is the best for the fat32 if I got 1TB?

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    you only need fat32 for apps(loaders,wad manager etc) and nand emulation

    50GB FAT32 & the rest NTFS

    make sure you put fat32 first then ntfs for best compatibility with loaders....=CFG USB Loader or Wiiflow 2.2(r254) both set to primary and active

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    I wanna use usbloader gx cause the gui is better. I never tried wiiflow. you mean, process fat32 before ntfs? So, partition fat32 then ntfs? and then format them both into wfbs manager?
    this is very informative. I never did that before.

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    I highly recommend you just format the whole drive to FAT32, and have done with WBFS as a drive format, it's outdated and has no benefits over FAT32
    Game Managers do the game conversion for you.
    The Only downside is the 4GB file size limit - But thats not an issue for the Wii.

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    first you partition 50gb to fat32 and second to ntfs and thats it you dont need to use the wbfs manager(thats only for wbfs drives)

    look at the fat32 guide linked in my signature to get the idea....using easeus partition manager

    well usb loader gx is only ntfs-read you cant rip games with it to ntfs

    wiiflow and cfg(read/write ntfs) are much better anyway less problems loading games + a lot of extra features

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    Quote Originally Posted by renke_uk View Post
    I highly recommend you just format the whole drive to FAT32, and have done with WBFS as a drive format, it's outdated and has no benefits over FAT32
    Game Managers do the game conversion for you.
    The Only downside is the 4GB file size limit - But thats not an issue for the Wii.

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    what if the game is more than 4gb?

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