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    Wiiflow partition question

    Hello all. Going to be buying a larger capacity hard drive to hold all my apps (HBC, wiiflow, etc) and also all my games. This way, I can have one central spot for everything and not have to use two mediums.

    On wiiflows website, they post the following.

    "As of WiiFlow 2.0 we strongly recommed you use a single FAT32 partition for your application "/apps/wiiflow" and your games "/wbfs"."

    I'm confused by this quote. Are they saying to partition the entire drive as FAT32 and simply make a folder called "/wbfs", or are they saying to partition the drive into two partitions. One as FAT32 and the other as WBFS for the games?

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    They are saying format the whole drive FAT32 and create a folder named wbfs to store your games in. You could create two partitions too but that's not what they are suggesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    They are saying format the whole drive FAT32 and create a folder named wbfs to store your games in. You could create two partitions too but that's not what they are suggesting.
    Would I still use WBFS manager to mount the ISO's? I thought WBFS manager wants the drive to be formatted to WBFS.

    Just started doing all this last night lol, sorry for the newb questions.

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    No. WBFS Manager is only for WBFS. You might want to read the FAT32 guide we have on here to get a better idea of what you are doing if you are following the WiiFlow teams recommendation of an entire FAT32 drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    No. WBFS Manager is only for WBFS. You might want to read the FAT32 guide we have on here to get a better idea of what you are doing if you are following the WiiFlow teams recommendation of an entire FAT32 drive.
    FYI... if you're running Windows 7 or Vista you cannot format to FAT32. Use the code below to get your HDD to FAT32 format.

    1. Find your HDD letter
    2. Click on the Windows Logo
    3. On the Search programs and files text box type "cmd" with no quotation marks
      • DOS screen pops open

    4. type format /fs:fat32 X: (where X is the letter of the HDD you're trying to convert to FAT32)
      • Warning comes up

    5. Hit Y to continue formatting
    6. Wait...

    You cannot add the sub command /q to quick format for anything bigger than 2GB and probably anything bigger than 1TB you will need an external program to do it if W7 gives you any errors like "hard disk is to big for FAT32".

    Also, exFAT is not FAT32 but FAT64. exFAT is a formatting option in Vista/W7.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by VyRuZ74; 11-23-2011 at 02:45 AM.

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