i found a fat32 format tool with a gui

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  1. Daminite
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    its called swissknife but i done have a wii to test it with. you can find it here. let me know if its any good.
     
  2. manias

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    ??? Why dyou want this?
     
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    ^What he said but without the spelling mistake.
     
  4. FGOD

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    and what has that to do with wii...
     
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    i heard that the drive you use with the usb loader works best if you format it to fat32 before you use the wbfs manager on it and the only fat32 formatting tool i've seen listed to do it with is a dos app called fat32format. and i always find a way to screw up with command line.
     
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    what typing fat32format x: (ENTER) oh dear don't hack your wii then!
     
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    its called dyslexia. its a problem with letter and word recognition. i could stare at a command line i've entered for an hour and there would still me no way for me to be sure i didnt make a mistake because its unpredictable. i do okay here because of the spell check.

    i might think i've typed l and actually of typed q or z or h or almost anything else. and just the idea of typing format in a command line makes me nervous. so i'd rather use a gui that can also make partitions if needed.
     
  8. dinofan01

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    I used this on a drive for my Wii before. It works great.
     
  9. Daminite
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    finally some one who has something other than criticism for me. thank you for the help
     
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    I used it on an xbox formatted hard drive and it worked a treat. A great app for windows.
     
  11. grenpy

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    How would a gui help with that? You will have to identify the drive to format either way. Are you saying your dyslexia prevents you from reading the drive letter from the command line but reading the same letter in a drop down box in some gui presents no such difficulty? Not trying to be a dick, just wondering...
     
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    they would be listed in a specific order and i know my drives by both a letter and a number based on that order. also when i type something i tend to see what i thought i typed not what i actually did. and as i mentioned its unpredictable, it isnt always active. for some people with it its constant but for others its only active part of the time.
    in my case it used to be constant but i've been working on it for years to force recognition. but its nowhere near under control enough for me to feel safe with a format command.
     
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    You do realise that all recent Windows operating systems have built-in tools with a GUI for disk management right?
    Just click start, run and type compmgmt.msc (you can get there through the control panel but the directions would be different for every language) and press enter. It's under disk management.
    Of course you can just right-click and format any drive but this gives you a bit more control.

    Also you could download EASEUS Partition Master which is free and will let you manage partitions in a bit more advanced way.
     
  14. dottor_male

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    Well, I can't blame you! It's like risking every time to lose everything!
    BTW, I've used the windows format tool (the one you obtain right clicking on a drive) to format my 16gb pen drive without issue. It works perfectly on my wii (of course AFTER converting it in wbfs)
     
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    If you want to act like a smart ass, start by using proper english you fucktard.
     
  16. kobykaan

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    your making life hard for them ....

    at the run bar type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter to go directly to the disk manager [​IMG]

    or right click mycomputer and choose manage ...then disk management in the left window [​IMG]
     
  17. exilizer2k

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    Guys, In respect to Daminite's dyslexia, which is a really bad disease, this is the most weird thread I read in my whole life...
     
  18. grenpy

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    Ok, that makes sense. Thanks.
     
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    I think the problem is that you can't format a partition of 38 gigs or more in FAT32 via the disk manager, or command line for that matter, in later versions of windows. (At least that was my experience in vista 64).
     
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    what he said. both in xp and vista but i thought it was 32 gigs