New partition on WBFS formatted drive?

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  1. DanielC
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    Is it possible to create a new NTFS partition on a WBFS drive without losing all of the backups I have on there?

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  2. PsyBlade

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    creating or deleting partitions does not influence other partitions
    you can eg delete a number of partitions on the drive and create a new one for the ntfs in their place

    but things get much more complicated if you want to change the size of the wbfs partition to make space
    curently there is no tool to do that

    as wbfs is not recomended anyway, I suggest you switch to loading games from FAT or NTFS instead
    then there might not be need for two partitions anymore, and even if there is there are tools to resize them
     
  3. DanielC
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    Yeah, sorry, I need to resize the current WBFS partition as it is currently the entire drive. I had no idea you could use NTSF partitions for backup managers, I thought it had to be WBFS. I have no way of backing up this drive before formatting it to NTFS then moving everything back over. The entire reason I'm trying to resize this partition is because I'm short on drive space across all my computers and really need the space that isn't being used on my WBFS drive.
     
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  5. ddetkowski

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    there is an app called WBFS 2 FAT32 I beleive that works on the drive, on the fly...
     
  6. PsyBlade

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    :rolleyes:
    yes there is, its called wbfs2fat and it's what I was pointing to (literally)
    btw its tutorial tell you how to convert to NTFS too
     
  7. Lucif3r

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    Its not big enough! You need to write it using size 48 :)