How to convert from WBFS to FAT32 or NTFS

Discussion in 'Wii - Tutorials' started by PsyBlade, May 12, 2011.

May 12, 2011
  1. RareKirby

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    Thanks it means a lot you going through all that trouble to fixing it for me. Yea most of these were disc and i just burn them on the Wii. Mario Kart Black was all scratched up. The Zelda game never really worked for me. Thanks man :D
     


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    Sorry I got a error so I send again but apparently it entered what I last wrote anyway. I didn't even see these 3 posts I made until I post one more time. Sorry I can't delete my post.
     
  4. PsyBlade
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    You have the same two common errors as most people

    a) overlaping blocks, possibly corrupting some games (I would guess 50% chance for each affected game to be broken).
    (403 WBFS sectors are used by 2 or more discs!)
    either:
    -keep all affected games with wbfs2fats ignore error 6 option later on
    -remove all affected games with "wwt repair --repair +RM-OVERLAP"
    -remove only broken games (SLOW!) with "wwt verify --remove"

    b) games that claim nonexistant blocks
    (38 invalid WBFS block references found!)
    if those games where not removed by a) either
    -keep the affected games by sending me wbfs2fats backup or debug file and wait for a custom version
    -remove all affected games with "wwt repair --repair +RM-INVALID"

    the other errors about the wrongly marked sectors are not important for wbfs2fat or wwt
    but keep other managers away or they will wreck even more havok
    those errors are the cause of a)
    (they can be fixed by "wwt repair")
     
  5. Vendo232

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    Hi

    this is very interesting guide and it could help me store GC games alon with Wii games on single HDD.

    Today I have WBFS HDD drive 300GB filled up to ~70% . My concern is that the games on HDD are in WBFS format which is smaller than original ISO.

    My question is : How much will the HDD space change in my case? If this conversion is going to transfer all the games bask to ISO I will run out of space?

    How does the file structure looks then on FAT32 partition in case of WII backups, can I keep WBFS images on FAT32 to save space?

    Thank you very much

    I would like to use the remaining 30% on my HDD for some PS1/GC backups. Would it be possible?



    UPDATE:
    this process worked very smooth w/o issue. The whole HDD was transfered to FAT32 in 1 or 2 minutes.

    Now I have great collection of SNES/N64/GC/Wii/PS1 games on single HDD , no more games with my SD card low storage.

    KUDOS to PsyBlade!
     
  6. PsyBlade
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    the games aren't converted to .iso they are converted to .wbfs files
    at the moment each game grows by 2MiB (I'm working on possibly reducing this)
    the fat32 metadata uses some additinal space too but all in all the free space should not change much

    the folder structure created is: /wbfs/NAME [ID6]/ID6.wbfs
    this should be compatible with most loaders
    WBM can change the naming scheme if there is need

    the resulting fs is a relativly normal fat32 with 32KiB clusters (where possible)
    if the partition in question is the first one it should be compatibe with both devolution and diosmios

    I do not know a thing about PS1 usb loading but if it works with normal fat32 it should work

    If there are things that work with normal fat32 but not with converted partitions I would try to fix it
     
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    Hello there I'm using the back file to get the games back to my HDD and Untitled.png Untitled.png I'm getting this: idk if this is bad or good.
     
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    Update: It worked. Sorry. Please mods delete my huge post.
     
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    You program seems to really work , talk about being a lifesaver for us noobs who went wbfs with our big game collection then wooooops.. maybe i shouldn't do that.. :D
     
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    I'm getting an error upon start.
    Windows tells me side by side configuration is wrong.
    No idea what this means.
     
  12. djkingsyze

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    this post saved my ass. thanks so much for the perfect tutorial. much appreciated.
     
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    My god, I can't believe this really WORKED!!
    I've been trapped on WBFS for so many years, and this converted 250GB (80 games) in almost half a minute, including dual-layer games which were automatically split!!
    I'd NEVER have the patience to do this manually if this tool didn't exist! You saved me like 2 days of work!
    Thank you so much!!
     
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    I ran wbfs2fat on windows, and when I tried to scan my HDD it said "IOERROR 13: Permission denied"
    Do I need to fully format my HDD?

    EDIT: Nevermind. I figured it out.
     
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    Ok heres my problem. When I first got into this I started with wbsf. well that hard drive took a tumble one day and started acting up. then I bought another hard drive and started all over, this time I went the NTFS route. I just recently tried the old hard drive with the WBSF and its is working but slow. What I want to do is copy the old HDD WBSF to my computer of to another hdd.
    Then add the games from the old HDD wbsf to the new hard drive NTFS. I can tell the old drive still has problems it is little slow to load. So how do I go about doing this?
    is there a manager that I can just plug both into my computer and copy them over? I only have WBSF manager as of now. Help please.
     
  16. MertenNor

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    Just lost over 30 Games doing this :/
    I can see some of them on the drive but they are not showung up in any loader..
     
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    Reread the thread. :P
     
  18. MUDD_BR

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    What an absolut paramount work, thanks a lot! I´ll just start a transfer to PC/convert format HDD transfer to USB again, haha
     
  19. SplitPixel

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    Good work. My conversion worked flawlessly and was very quick.
     

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