Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: HELP!! Accidently deleted all my games from my HDD

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    HELP!! Accidently deleted all my games from my HDD

    Ok I just had a mayor fack up,

    I was using Wiibackup manager and instead of coping all my games to my computer I have removed all my games from the External HDD.

    I know in windows FAT32 or NTFS you can just recover your data, but Is there any way to recover this WBSF partitions data??

    Please if you know let me know it will take a lot of time to get them all back.

    TNX Altasia
    Last edited by altasia; 11-04-2011 at 09:46 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Shift_Lock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    The City of Rain
    Posts
    5,932
    Thanks
    1,320
    Thanked 1,389 Times in 1,030 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by altasia View Post
    Ok I just had a mayor fack up,

    I was using Wiibackup manager and instead of coping all my games to my computer I have removed all my games from the External HDD.

    I know in windows FAT32 or NTFS you can just recover your data, but Is there any way to recover this WBSF partitions data??

    Please if you know let me know most games I had in there are no longer to be found online and it will probably take weeks to get them all back.

    TNX Altasia
    Then rip them from your original discs.

    Did I come off like a jerk?? Read more here


    [/spoiler]

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    Then rip them from your original discs.
    Sorry about that I changed my post. What I mean that that will take a lot of time. Anyhow is there a proper solution for this?

    Untill now I have found this on an other forum:
    WBFS-HD corrupted - any chance to recover? - GBAtemp.net

    What you need to do (theoretically) is:

    1. Get a hex editor that can handle hard drive partitions. e.g. HxD mh-nexus
    2. Search for "WBFS" - this will probably be at sector 63 or 64
    3. Change the 0x00's from byte 12 onwards to 0x01 for however many games you have on the disc.
    4. thats it

    You can find out how many images you have on there by looking at the successive sectors and counting the disc titles you find.

    The first 12 bytes in the partition sector are:
    "WBFS"
    4 bytes of partition size
    4 bytes of housekeeping (size of sector, size of wbfs sector, two pads)

    The rest of the sector is the usage table and thats what you need to change.
    But the HxD program does not see the WBFS partition. Windows and WBFS manager do on the other hand

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •