Is exFAT (FAT64) compatible with Wii??

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Nov 26, 2010
  1. SamAsh07
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    Topic...I tried formatting my HDD to FAT32 using cmd, since the normal windows way wasn't possible with it, and it took 10mins to reach 2% so I gave up on that and am using NTFS partition for my Wii games even though its considered "unstable", using NTFS because I need to store movies, music and all too so WBFS is outta the question.

    SO back to my topic question, is exFAT compatible with Wii??
     
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    To format to Fat32 easily there's a program called swissknife it's the BEST when it comes to formatting and partitions [​IMG]
    Oh and the format takes like a second [​IMG] I mean idk it took like 3 seconds to fully format my 300 Gig HDD.
    Good luck with swissknife.
    Tip: When in swissknife, many words and terms might confuse you. When you want to format, only change the volume to Fat32 and that's it. Just keep the rest the way they are. Hope I helped [​IMG]
    Ooh and: I'm not too sure exFAT works.
     
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    Hmm swissknife...will look into it if I feel like, thanks for the details xP
    Now if only someone could answer about the exFAT
     
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    if you need a full format, what i usually do is use windows to format to NTFS (full format)...then use FAT32_GUI_formatter (google it) to do a quick format to FAT32....

    does swissknife allow you to chose a cluster size? if not i'd use FAT32_GUI_formatter ....select 32k cluster size....
     
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    Ok thanks for putting me in a dilemma guys, now what should I get? xD! FAT32_GUI_formatter OR swissknife?
     
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    no. i dont think there has been a library written to read exfat. its all proprietary microsoft drivers only.

    it would take one of those written in a language that is portable. so c or c++, no asm. then it would take somebody actually porting the library to work in the wii. then it would need to be compiled into every program that you want to be able to read it.

    there is NO existing wii program that will be able to read exfat without hacking it to pieces.

    from wikipedia
     
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    Oops misread sorry! Disregard plz
     
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    jesus christ... exFAT is NOT ext2/3/4. 1 is proprietary microsoft junk and the others are open source linux filesystems
     
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    My bad i read OP post wrong, thought he wanted ext2/3, disreguard
     
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    If it were me I'd just boot up with an Ubuntu Live disc and use Gparted. [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Uh right...I guess I'll go with FAT32_GUI one

    EDIT: And it works like charm, thanks for all the help and info about FAT64 lol. Onwards to gaming!
     
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    I'm not sure what the patents for exFat cover, it's very difficult to innovate on a file system.
    Just because microsoft demands a license for exfat, doesn't make it junk.

    I blame the SD Card Association for not pushing an open file system.
     
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    i noticed in one of the recent mac updates, os x now supports xfat and i can format drives in xfat on disk utility.
     
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    thats nice. now you just have to call up apple and ask nicely if they will give you their source code in nice c. then find somebody that feels like porting it to work in the wii.
     
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    Considering that the core of OSX is in fact available as Free and Open Source, that ain't a bad idea at all.
     
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    OSX probably implemented support via libexfat
     

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