Prevent Wii Partition from formatting

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Endless88, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Endless88
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    I have a 500 gb external Seagate drive. I have it partitioned into two partititons one for windows and the other for the Wii. I connect the drive to a CPU to do transfers occasionally and everytime windows detects the drive it immediately asks to format the unknown Wii partition. What I was wondering is there a way to block or protect windows from wanting to format the Wii partition?
     
  2. Nintendo_Chick

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    I assume it's WBFS. Windows asks if you want to format it because it doesn't recognize it, just tell it not to.
     
  3. M[u]ddy

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    You could switch to FAT. Every good USB-Loader supports FAT by now.
     
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  5. PsyBlade

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    you could try to set the partition type to something else
    to get windows to leave it alone

    i'd try
    16 Hidden FAT16
    17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    da Non-FS data