Over 4GB Help

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  1. Marinkmus
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    Im trying to put a 7GB wbfs smash bros brawl on a flash drive. When I try to copy it windows says it cant be over 4Gb, what do I do?
     
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    Use the program "wii backup manager"

    Google it.
     
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    Thanks a lot, worked like a charm, I'm kinda new on this whole wii hacking scene.
     
  4. tbgtbg

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    If you were wondering why, it's because FAT formatted drives, like your flash drive, can't have files bigger than 4GB, but Windows uses NTFS for its hard drive, which has no such limitation. Wii backup manager splits the file for you so no piece is above the 4GB limit and can then be moved from NTFS to FAT.
     
  5. Marinkmus
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    Will the Wii be able to use a NTFS hard drive?
     
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    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    Format to fat32 best option because you can go between wii and PC. Use wii game manager to split large files and then drag and drop.
     
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    Yes the wii can use ntfs, but von compatibility isn't as high as it is with fat32 as far as homebrew goes. Fat32 is definitely the recommended filesystem for wii usage.

    Sorry about my concise answer before, I'm posting from mobile and was on the toilet at work when I wrote it, lol.
     
  8. Marinkmus
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    Well I tried the backup manager and after the transfer was complete, there was nothing on the drive. Then I tried NTFS and the game didn't show up on the wii. By the way, thanks for replying.
     
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    What if you rip a wii game to your usb fat drive through the console, and it is over 4 gb?
     
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    It wont rip.
     
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    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    Did you read what i wrote.
    "Format to fat32 best option because you can go between wii and PC. Use wii game manager to split large files and then drag and drop"

    if you have a mac than this is a no go option for you but if you has a pc then use this.
    http://www.wiigm.com/download/count.php
     
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    No, it will. USB loaders automatically split files if they detect that they're ripping to a fat32 drive.
     
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    Never mind guys I found out the problem. My iso wasn't splitting cuz I had a bad copy, I downloaded a new one and it worked. Thanks for the replies.