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i want to know if it is possible to change a wbfs formatted drive size without deleting any backed up games.
i got my 1TB drive about 4 months ago and i gave my wii like 500GB but i want to know if i can lower the size.

i can remember which thread i was reading a while ago but i read it suppose to be possible but its hard.i want to know if someone made a tool that can allow a person to resize the memory of a wbfs drive.
 

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No.
You read the other thread maybe a week ago. Don't you think if somebody made a tool that you would have seen it here?
 

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So basically once you format a HDD to WBFS format then you cannot change it? Is it possible to reformat the entire drive, thus erasing everything on there?
 

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yes, it is always possible to format an entire drive unless the hardware itself has been damaged. u can reformat it as wbfs, fat32, ntsf or any other file system u can think of.

so to recapture and lost space, back up ur games on ur pc, reformat ur drive as a fresh wbfs partition, then copy ur games back.
 

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I am fairly new to this, but I currently play my backups by disc. I want to go to a usb loader, so I was wondering if all HDD are compatible with the wbfs formatting, and if it is possible to take the discs I have and convert them to wbfs format through my computer and place on the HDD
 

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spritefreak said:
I am fairly new to this, but I currently play my backups by disc. I want to go to a usb loader, so I was wondering if all HDD are compatible with the wbfs formatting, and if it is possible to take the discs I have and convert them to wbfs format through my computer and place on the HDD

not all are compatible. I know the WD My Passport drives work perfectly.

U can copy all ur disc backups to ur harddrive using only the wii, u dont even need a computer. Just run ur fav usb loader (I use usb loader gx), insert a game, and it will ask u to 'install' it, hit yes, and it will copy to ur drive
 

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What I mean is, I have played backup games on disc that require you to configure the video mode in order for it to play in color. I was wondering if you have to do this with the usb loader?

Can you play usb loaded games online?
 

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Yes. Pretty much anything you can do on a disc loader you can do via USB.

Also, Configurable USB Loader lets you convert ISOs and run them off of a FAT32 partition instead of having to convert your drive to WBFS. I'd look into that if I were you.
 

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I understand that some loaders play FAT formatted games. Are all games compatible with the configurable usb loader? It is better than the usb loader gx?
 

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