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    Problems reading 500gb disc in WBFS manager - please help!

    Hi

    this is the problem.. ive got a 500gb usb hd (go flex) once formated correctly in wbfs,
    ive also managed to put some of my games on to it.. and yes i can play hem okey!

    but now.. when i start wbfs, i cant seem to be able to find the drive thru the program,
    i can find the "drive letter" both in the wbfs and the explorer..

    when i check it in explorer the storage is about 40gb..
    and when i check "properties" it says that the disc is formated with NTFS (is this correct?)

    i was able to select to format one peice of the hdd for wbfs, and about 50gb for pc-usage. And i can only access the smaller amound (50gb) thru explorer - i think thats because i selected to have some storage to use for my pc..

    but i cant read the disc thru wbfs anymore.. when i choose the correct drive-letter i get the "error occured while loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use ir open and that it has been formatted to wbfs format."

    What to do?

    Please, anyone.. i need help with this!

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    windows will not read the wbfs partition, it will tell you that it needs to be formatted. Try restarting wbfs manager and/or disconnecting and reconnection the HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    windows will not read the wbfs partition, it will tell you that it needs to be formatted. Try restarting wbfs manager and/or disconnecting and reconnection the HD.
    I think i have to explain a little better

    Its like this

    Somehow i managed to formatt the hdd in wbfs, so i can use it to my nintendo wii (that is softmoded using wii flow), but also i have a partition, that enables me to use the hdd to my computer, for example in explorer..

    but the hdd is 500gb.. and the "pc-partition" is only about 50gb..

    well, i tried to put 4-5 games on to the hdd using wbfs manager.. and it worked ok!

    after this ive reformatted my computer, and also reinstalled wbfs manager..

    but now when i check my disc in the control panel - computer management.... i can read that the storage-amount of the hdd is 50gb - and that its formatted with NTFS

    I know that my partition on 50gb was a NTFS-formatt,
    but what happened to my WBFS-part of the hdd??

    it has to be there, cause its taking about 440gb of the hdd..
    and YES i can still play the games on my wii - thru this hdd..

    but why cant i access it thru WBFS manager anymore?

    ive tried to jack it out, and plug it back in.. no difference..

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    Quote Originally Posted by najkks View Post
    I think i have to explain a little better

    Its like this

    Somehow i managed to formatt the hdd in wbfs, so i can use it to my nintendo wii (that is softmoded using wii flow), but also i have a partition, that enables me to use the hdd to my computer, for example in explorer..

    but the hdd is 500gb.. and the "pc-partition" is only about 50gb..

    well, i tried to put 4-5 games on to the hdd using wbfs manager.. and it worked ok!

    after this ive reformatted my computer, and also reinstalled wbfs manager..

    but now when i check my disc in the control panel - computer management.... i can read that the storage-amount of the hdd is 50gb - and that its formatted with NTFS

    I know that my partition on 50gb was a NTFS-formatt,
    but what happened to my WBFS-part of the hdd??

    it has to be there, cause its taking about 440gb of the hdd..
    and YES i can still play the games on my wii - thru this hdd..

    but why cant i access it thru WBFS manager anymore?

    ive tried to jack it out, and plug it back in.. no difference..
    sounds like your not selecting the correct drive letter in wbfs manager tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepm View Post
    sounds like your not selecting the correct drive letter in wbfs manager tbh.
    First ive checked in explorer wich hdd contains about 40gb readable (in explorer and not wbfs) storage..
    and the drive-letter is G, then ive started WBFS manager, and selected the G-drive.. and "load"..

    but every time i get the "error occured while loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use op open, and that it is formatted to WBFS format."

    i dont get it.. where could this drive "be in use" or "open" at this moment? Ive just recently rebooted the computer..

    at a bold attempt ive also tried to "format" thru the WBFS manager.. but this also failed due to the fact.. "an error occured when trying to format drive"

    What to do?

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    No NO no.. now it works

    youre right, i selected the wrong letter.. but how?? i didnt even know that i had an H-drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by najkks View Post
    No NO no.. now it works

    youre right, i selected the wrong letter.. but how?? i didnt even know that i had an H-drive
    You had to assign a letter to the drive partition when you set it up. The g drive is ntfs and wbfs manager will always give you that error if you try to load a drive that is formatted in anything other than wbfs.

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    Just another question..

    can i put a "cover" to every single wii-game using WBFS manager?

    and how do i do this? ive checked the "download covers" option when i first started the wbfs manager, but nothing seems to have happend...

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    I am pretty sure there is a way to do it, but I don't know how. There is most likely a guide to wbfs manager somewhere on here. The easiest way to get the covers is to use the loader to download them, if your wii is connected to wi-fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    I am pretty sure there is a way to do it, but I don't know how. There is most likely a guide to wbfs manager somewhere on here. The easiest way to get the covers is to use the loader to download them, if your wii is connected to wi-fi.
    well is the wii connected thru wifi by itself, or do i need to have an adapter?

    also.. one BIG question.. if i live in europe, and have a wii thats softmodded with USB loader or Wii-flow,
    can i play NTSC-games on it? or do i need to get the PAL-version?

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