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Thread: Discussion: File and Folder naming rules for game backups (cfg usb loader compatible)

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    If you use updated wii software to make your backups (on the wii) and an updated backup manager to manage them (on your pc) - then you will have no need for this topic and will probably wonder why anyone would discuss 'how to properly name your file'

    If your game cd is damaged and you use a torrent to get a replacement - most of them have improper names, and a huge variety of naming systems... especially those who upload Rar versions that turn into an iso - that you have to convert to wbfs...

    If you are using your wii - and getting a wbfs file directly from it - great... you're good... If you are using your PC and starting with an ISO file - then converting it - then you have naming issues because of the computer software options that apparently are different (as I mentioned above) The naming options for older versions do not even offer any option that puts brackets around the code... at least not the old software I was trying to use.


    Thanks for the post playerkp420 ; I hope I may have explained it better for you...

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    Yeah. I see. But really if you want to name it correctly, then make a folder named "game title [gameid]", then inside the file should be gameid.wbfs

    No brackets in the wbfs file just the game id. And if you just use wii backup manager to transfer your iso to your hard drive, that is how it will be set up. Because programs like wii backup manager convert the iso to wbfs as they are transferring the game to the hdd. No need to rename anything.

    root:wbfs/game title [gameid]/gameid.wbfs

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    (well I messed up about 1,000 hrs of work.)

    I renamed all my .wbfs files and deleted everything in their folders except the .wbfs files.

    now wii game manager sees the files but says they are all 0.0gb in size!!?

    Im going to try just adding the 6 alpha-numerical header to the title in brackets and see if USB loaders will see them..
    (and yes. Its an approved seagate 2TB external FAT32 format)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirthless79 View Post
    (well I messed up about 1,000 hrs of work.)

    I renamed all my .wbfs files and deleted everything in their folders except the .wbfs files.

    now wii game manager sees the files but says they are all 0.0gb in size!!?

    Im going to try just adding the 6 alpha-numerical header to the title in brackets and see if USB loaders will see them..
    (and yes. Its an approved seagate 2TB external FAT32 format)

    I have found the best way to organize my games is by using the method in the first post; if you want them in folders be sure to keep the brackets [ ] with your original filename in them.

    THAT may be why you can not read them with your Wii.

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    I figured it out. It WAS indeed the naming conventions. Brackets are a must it seems within usbloaderGX.
    Last edited by Mirthless79; 04-17-2013 at 11:15 AM.

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    Dont know if this helps but I found it...somewhere

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