HDD formated by Wii U not recognized by PC?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SpaceJump, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. SpaceJump
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    So it happened (before I had time to set up UStealth), my daughter formated my HDD for Wii mode. Good that I have the data all on a backup HDD. Now I want to reformat the HDD on Windows, but the HDD isn't shown in the Windows explorer. I here the sound that hardware is found, but the drive doesn't show up.

    Is this normal because the Wii U formated the HDD? How can I format it again?
     
  2. Cyan

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    It's probably available in the computer's disk management. the place where you see the partitions. (I don't know how it's named in english, even less in German)

    the drive doesn't have a partition table anymore, so it's not recognized by Windows' Drive letter assignment process. (it requires partition(s) to assign letters and display it in explorer).
     
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    Go to Administrative Tools (hidden by default), then Computer Management. If you are using Windows 7 (might work in Windows 8), right-click your Computer and click Manage.

    You can use the Disk Management here to reformat the HDD.
     
  4. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Worked! Thanks to both of you :)
     
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    And about accessing the content of a USB which has savedata of a Wii U on a PC? Is it possible?
     
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    Not yet, all encrypted. Maybe in a year.