How do you delete games off the USB Loader?

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Apr 11, 2009
  1. moviecouple
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    I keep hearing that your USB HDD will get screwed up if you delete games off the hard drive when using WBFS?

    What about if you delete them through the actual USB Loader from the Wii?
     
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    Right now it looks like you shouldn't delete games at all. It has to do with WBFS.

    Basically it looks like when you delete off of this file system it just leaves a "blank spot"

    on the hdd or flash mem. When you add a game/iso it will just write to that "blank spot"

    whether the new iso will fit or not thus corrupting the data around the "blank spot".

    Someone in another thread made a good visual representation of it. I'll see if I can copy/paste

    it here.
     
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    I think this makes it easier to understand.
     
  4. moviecouple
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    What about re-formatting the hard drive and adding games all over again?
     
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    That looks to be the only way right now.

    Bummer if you have a ton of games ripped from the wii.
     
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    we just need a way to defragment the WBFS partition
     

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