I want my External Hard Drive partially WBFS formatted...

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  1. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    So is there a program that lets me format some parts of my Hard Drive instead of all of it? Can I convert it back to NTFS from WBFS and vice versa without affecting the things that I have already in my HD?
     
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    you could use a program i use on Linux called gparted it has a LiveCD version two and use that to repartition the drive into 2 parts keeping your old part and adding a fat32 part
     
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    I had the same issue yesterday. Googled a bit for good freeware partitioning programs and came about "Easeus Partition Master". You can resize your existing partition with it. Then, create another partition (be sure to also make it a primary partition, not logical), format that with wbfs manager and you're good to go.
     
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    If you're on Vista, you can go to the disk management console and shrink the NTFS partition, and then format it to be used for WBFS.
     
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    Also make sure your WBFS partition is the primary partition.
    Else you're Wii isn't going to recognize it.
     
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    I also wanted my external USB hard drive to be partially WBFS formatted. I just did it through disk management in Windows XP. There is no need for any special partitioning program.

    Since it already had some data in it, I had to back it up to my PC. Then I formatted it and partitioned it into 2 NTFS partitions. Then I initialized the primary partition to WBFS and it works great!
     
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    that works, but partition master lets you create partitions without backing up the data already on the device.
     
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    I used acronis disk director to make a new partition on my external 500GB drive. It let me do it without doing anything with the other 340 used gigs that were on it. It is able to make a partition with the empty space so you don't have to back up.
     
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