2 Partition USB

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  1. chrisprabhu
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    chrisprabhu Newbie

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    I want to use a single USB for my Homebrew instead of a SD card but Windows won't let me access the second partition.

    I formatted one partition as FAT32 for the Homebrew channel but Wii Backups don't fit on FAT32 so I made another NTFS partition on the drive with EASUS. Windows won't let me access the NTFS partition because it's not the Primary partition. What do I do?

    Thanks,
    CHris
     
  2. kongsnutz

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    Hi there, you can use WiiBackupManager to put your games on a fat32 partition, this means HomeBrew and Wii games Yaya http://www.wiibackupmanager.co.uk/
    The size of the games wont matter as this program will split them into 2 files and put them on the HDD for you.
     
  3. chrisprabhu
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    chrisprabhu Newbie

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    Thanks! This looks like a great solution however games that I install with WiiBackupManager do not run. My working solution is WBFS Manager. FYI using USBLoaderGX
     
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    WBFS manager is old and corrupts games.

    Wii backup Manager works with FAT32/NTFS (and WBFS too if you really really want that partition format).
     
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  5. GoldenBullet

    GoldenBullet That One Guy

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    You can keep the fat32 format using Wii Backup Manager
    You can use my tutorial to do this but you might have to skip some steps
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/gamecube-and-wii-loaded-off-one-hdd-solution.373280/
     
  6. Foxi4

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    If you really need to have two partitions, keep the NTFS one and format the other one with FAT32, then use Wii Backup Manager - it will work just fine, regardless of whether you try to add an ISO or a WBFS file (it will convert accordingly). If you don't actually need the NTFS partition and want to get rid of it, I suggest nuking the whole stick by removing the volumes in Disk Management and making one big primary FAT32 partition - that's the recommended file system for the Wii.