Add Partition Without Losing Data?

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  1. K.Wall.24
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    Hey everybody. I know there probably isnt a good way to do this, but, on the off-chance that there is, how can I take my hard drive, which is 100% WBFS formatted, and partition about 2 gigs to use for homebrew apps? I am only using about half the space available on my drive, but thats still a good 150GB, and thats stuff i dont really want to reinstall...

    Yes, I have an SD card which i normally use for homebrew, but yesterday I went to download a rockband 2 song and it said it didnt have enough space on the sd card to copy it over. my homebrew apps take up 1 of 2 GB on my sd card, so i would like to move homebrew to the usb hdd if at all possible.

    So, is there a way to do it?
     
  2. roku93

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    Hmm.. Your best bet is probably copying the games to your computer, reformat and copy back.. You can do those long copyings at night while sleeping.
     
  3. xzxero

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    ive done this with EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 Home Edition, but it took forever!
    just right click your hard drive, then choose resize/move.
    in the spot where it says "unallocated space after" will be there size in MB of the partition you created.
    right click it and choose create and choose fat32 and primary.
     
  4. donowprod

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    What about making the new fat32 partition the first partition on the drive?
    I heard that it needs to be the first partition or it will not work.
     
  5. wiiiiimiiiii

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    Sort of the same problem. Is resizing safe? Will it keep all my current data and it won't format any data?
     
  6. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    he said choose primary it should make it the first partition so it is read first
     
  7. BIG MOE

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    just be sure it's FAT32 Primary Active and it should work
     
  8. iceache

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    You would have to format the drive to get FAT32 at the beginning.