PC won't detect my Hard Drive's Wii Partition

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Jul 7, 2009
  1. dartdude6
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    I used USB loader to copy my Wii's game library to my external hard drive and I wanted to take my copy of Guitar Hero 3 and put it on my PC with WBFS Manager so I could make custom Guitar Hero songs. The problem is that for some reason my PC won't detect the Wii's partition on my hard drive. My Partition manager says that that the 100GB I partitioned for my Wii is unallocated when it is definitely set to my Wii (I have 30GB used up already). Can anyone help me out?
     
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    wbfs sees my thumb drive thats how i copied over wsr
     
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    That's great, but that isn't really going to help me since I don't have a thumb drive. Also, if I sound like jerk, I'm not trying to.
     
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    So the partition is actually there but you can't access it through windows. Have you tried using wbfs_win (as an example)?

    For my Partition which has the drive letter "M:" it spits out following:

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\arn>k:
    
    K:\>wbfs_win m list
    wbfs windows port build 'delta'
    
    RHAP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Wii Play 0.10G
    RN4P41ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Anno 1.18G
    RBWP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Battalion Wars 2 2.61G
    RYBP69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂBoom Blox Smash Party 1.22G
    RBKP69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂBoom Blox 1.31G
    RVYD52ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂCall of Duty - World At War 2.10G
    RCCPGTÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Cooking Mama 2.06G
    R6BP78ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂDe Blob 1.86G
    R43P69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ EA Sports Active 2.46G
    RF9X69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ FIFA 09 All-Play 3.02G
    RGLP7DÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Geometry Wars Galaxies 0.36G
    RZZP8PÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ MadWorld 3.39G
    RHTP54ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂManhunt 2 3.37G
    RWSP8PÂÂÂÂÂÂ Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games 2.10G
    RMCP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Mario Kart Wii 2.59G
    RM8P01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂMario Party 8 3.24G
    RM2X69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂMedal of Honor Heroes 2 2.36G
    RM3P01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂMetroid Prime 3: Corruption 4.09G
    RKMP5DÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Mortal Kombat Armageddon 3.84G
    RFKX41ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ My Fitness Coach 2.94G
    RNPX69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Need for Speed - ProStreet 3.56G
    R92P01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Pikmin 2 1.93G
    RPPP41ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Prince Of Persia: Rival Swords 2.22G
    RY3P41ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party 3.67G
    R2WPA4ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂPro Evolution Soccer 2009 3.91G
    R7PP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂPunch Out 3.64G
    R8PP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂSuper Paper Mario 0.42G
    RE4P08ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Resident Evil Archives 2.57G
    RVSP69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Skate It 3.38G
    RSVP8PÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂSonic Unleashed 3.64G
    RMGP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Super Mario Galaxy 3.27G
    RWMP78ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Worms : A Space Oddity 0.47G
    RW9X78ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂWWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2009 3.90G
    RSND69ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Die Simpsons 2.68G
    RXIP52ÂÂÂÂ Transformers : Revenge Of The Fallen 3.79G
    R64P01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂWii Music 0.14G
    RSPP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Wii Sports 0.63G
    RSBP01ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂSuper Smash Bros. Brawl 6.75G
    
    K:\>
    Is this working for you?
     
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    click on start and control panel, then click "administrative tools", and "computer management".
    then you will get a screen, and click on "disk management" under "storage".

    then search for your drive, and the wbfs partition. right click that partition, and click "assign drive letter"

    after you assigned one, you can select your drive in a wbfs program
     
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    My PC isn't detecting it at all. I can't assign a drive letter to it because the PC won't detect it. I made the partition on the Wii instead of my PC because my PC only gave me the options to make FAT or NTFS partitions. Could that have been the reason?
     
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    Wait, so are you not seeing the hard drive as a device at all in Windows? Or is it just showing the drive with an unallocated partition?

    If so, that's normal. Windows claims that the drive isn't formatted if you have something like WBFS or another foreign file system on a device. The solution is to give the partition a drive letter anyway, and access it through one of the several available wbfs management tools here. I believe the backup launcher forum has them.
     
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    this happened to me. what you need to do is format the whole drive again. make the fat32 (the one that will become wbfs) a primary partition, and all others should be make logical partitions. then format it with wbfs manager 3.0 and it should work with both wii and pc. just another tip, use usb loader GX.
     
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    This actually makes sense... I originally made my Wii Partition a Logical drive. It's a real pain to backup all that was on my portable Hard drive (Besides my Wii stuff) though. I'll give it a try.
     
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    I 2nd this motion.
    If the device was never formatted through Windows (at one point or another), Windows will not recognize the DeviceID of the drive and will not "see" or assign a letter to the partition. Solution: Reformat the drive through Windows. Once that is done and the partition is assigned a letter you can then safely format the drive as WBFS through any of the common WBFS Utilities available on the web (or even many USB Loaders on the Wii itself)
     
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    You don't need to format the drive with windows at all. What you do need to do is initialize it with windows. Let's say you have a fresh drive, doesn't matter if it a thumb drive, usb dock, whatever, this is for all of them.

    Go to My Computer on your desktop or in Explorer.
    Right Click ---> Manage
    Got to Disk Management.
    If it's a fresh drive (no partitions at all) you should immediately get a window asking you what do with it. The first two steps are to initialize it.
    Initialize it, then when you get to the format window. Set a drive letter, and choose 'do not format this drive'
    Done.

    From there I suggest formatting the drive with WBFS Manager 3.0.
     
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    Windows wasn't recognizing the partition as a fresh drive. That's the problem. It wasn't being detected at all. Anyways, I'm formatting my external hard drive right now
     

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