Is there a WBFS to FAT transfer tool?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by maduin, Nov 23, 2009.

Nov 23, 2009
  1. maduin
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    I've been thinking about switching my drive to completely FAT. Right now it's half WBFS/FAT, is there a tool to transfer my WBFS files to a FAT or NTFS drive in .wbfs format so I can backup my games before I format my Wii's drive to FAT?
     
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    don't know about keeping them in wbfs format, but you can use WBFS Manager to dump isos from your wbfs drive back to your pc for use later.
     
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    yes,
    wbfs_file X: extract_wbfs_file D:\wbfs

    wbfs_file_1.8.zip
     
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    Is there any benefit to using FAT over WBFS other than avoiding using a manager and having to partition?

    Also, do USBLoaderGX and ConfigurableUSBLoader support FAT as well as they do WBFS with title updates, and gamecovers, etc.

    What about the 4GB size limit for FAT drives? Doesn't this pose a problem?
     
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    FAT FAQ:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=147638#fat-faq
     
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    hi
    if you have windows you can use wiibackup manager 0.2.4r2 to put your iso from fat to wbfs, or from fat to fat, or from wbfs to wbfs. you can find wiibackup manager here : http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=188295
     
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    I think there are 2 advantages
    1) a wbfs partition does not support fragmentation of games, so if u remove games, if you dont add a game of the exact same size right away you will be wasting space on your hard drive (but since oggzee says there are no advantages to fat, i wonder if this has been fixed)

    2) fat32 can be managed via windows explorer, it can be defragmented, and once the games are in .wbfs format, you can transfer them to other external drives without the use of a wbfs manager

    and 1 can think of 1 disadvantage
    1)If you create a game specific channel (using Wiicrazy's "CRAP") that loads from fat32, you will get a configurable loader splash screen before the game loads (which only lasts about 3-4 seconds). Whereas the channels that launch games off of a wbfs partition do not have a splash screen, they just launch the game right away.

    in the end, these are all minor advantages or disadvantages
     
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    wbfs does support fragmentation
     

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