Noob question- Duplicating wbfs files to a 2nd external hard drive for storage purpose only?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by peruvianman, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. peruvianman
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    peruvianman Newbie

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    Good evening everyone,
    I'm not a tech savvy person so please don't bash/hate me for this question....

    I made backups of all my 45 original wii game discs (wbfs format) and placed them on my new formatted FAT32 1tb external hard drive.

    I would like to make an extra copy of all these wbfs files on a secondary HDD which is NTFS format where I keep personal files, family pics & vids. This is for STORAGE PURPOSE ONLY (in case my fat32 hdd dies out).

    Should I just connect both NTFS HDD and FAT32 HDD to my laptop, create a wbfs folder in my NTFS HDD and COPY/PASTE all my wbfs files to this folder?

    Is it recommended to use my fat32 hdd for wii games ONLY or can use it to store/play music and movies on my sorround system/tv?

    Thanks in advance for your advise :)
     
  2. Deletr753

    Deletr753 GBAtemp Regular

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    I believe FAT32 is for Gamecube games and WBFS format is for Wii games. Individual files on an FAT32 drive can’t be over 4 GB in size so for music you are ok but movies and tv, you will have some issues.
     
  3. Zonta85

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    Yes, you've just to copy and paste.

    Yes you can use your fat32 hard drive for everything, i use itmfpr wii emulators and in the past, prior to the mkv for sroring movies that i used to see with wiith Wiimc, the Wii and his loaders (usb loader gx, nintendont) simply doesn't care of them.
     
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Just connect both drives and use Wii Backup Manager to copy them. It will handle splitting any files that need it.
     
  5. peruvianman
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    Thank you everyone for your advise! :)