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    cant access ntfs part of ntfs/wbfs partioned drive

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    I have a recent problem where as when i try to access my harddrive via pc it says drive not formatted.
    I dont know if this is a hard drive prob or not, the drive is 3 months old and a 1tb WD book drive.
    I split it into ntfs/wbfs so I could keep backup games on the ntfs and backup play games through the wbfs all has worked great for this time but I now have the above prob.
    The games still all list and play through uloader & configurable loader but out of the 50 games I had on there gx loader only picks up 6.
    When i go into wbfs manager all games can be seen but again I cannot access the ntfs part of the drive.

    Please help & thanks in advance

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    Your PC doesn't recognize the WBFS format and that is why it want's to Format your partition. It will do that every time you connect it to your PC. That is why you use WBFS Manager, because it recognizes the partition and is the interface for you to connect from your PC and your HDD.

    The NTFS portion of your drive can not be recognized by WBFS manager because this is a direct user interface for your external HDD, so you can use the WBFS partition ONLY.

    NTFS can be seen through MY COMPUTER in Windows.

    I have a HDD split. WBFS for my backups. NTFS for backup of the ISO's created by WBFS.

    Use ConfigurableUSB Loader. Personally USBLoaderGX has been problems for me.

    SNOWDOG

    Anyone can feel free to correct me if they find any errors. I don't want to steer anyone in the wrong direction.

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    You could always go to FAT32 that way you can use your drive as normal and not have the format box pop up everytime you plug it in, and still store both your ISO's and WBFS files.
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    thanks for replies gents...

    Understand what your saying, but my probs is not actually the game side but being able to access ntfs or fat(cant rememer which I did originally) so all my original backups cant be seen thru my computer.I also have a number of games on there which I have yet to load thru wbfs manager.half my drive is operable & half is not.I reckon it must be a harrd drive prob but thought it was worth the post in case someone else out there had the same problem.
    If i format my storage part of partition again i will certainly lose all files stored there but the question is will i also use my working games on the wbfs partition?

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    Like snowdog said when you format a drive into wbfs it can only be seen by wbfs manager, windows see's it as a drive that needs formatting thats why it keeps asking you. Id suggest if you want to access the whole drive to backup everything to your pc/laptop and follow the FAT32 guide - FAT32 Hard drives then you can use your drive like a normal drive aswell as a backup loader.

    Use wbfs manager to transfer your backups that cant be seen by the computer and the rest normally.
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