Problems transfering from NTFS HD to WBFS HD in WBM

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  1. ol'skool_gamer
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    I have a NTFS HDD with some games, which I would like to transfer to a WBFS HDD.
    As I am a newbie I did abit of research and found that Wii Backup Manager can do this (I currently use WBFS Manager). So I downloaded it and when I ran for the first time it transfered afew games (the titles where green) then all of a sudden it starting failing and going through all the rest very quickly and the titles this time where red????

    If anyone has some ideas that would be greatly appreciated :-).

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    Sometimes you'll have to convert the game files to .wbfs format BEFORE you transfer them over to the wbfs drive. Perhaps the ones you're trying to transfer are .ISO?
     
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    check the wbfs hdd for errors using wiimms wwt (sig)
    they like to corrupt
    if its ok check the internal sha1 checksums of the games (on ntfs) with wit or wii backup manager

    I suggest considering switching away from WBFS partitions
    then (amongst other things) you wouldn't even need a special tool to move games around
     
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    The NTFS HDD has a partion with wbfs folder containing .wbfs files...that is what I have been trying to transfer.....I also tried to transfer to desktop as wbfs and iso file to see if one would work, but still nothing.
     
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    I have tested the SHA1 Checksums of games on NTFS hd, and it passed......As for the wiimms wwt check, I am still trying to workout what this is and how to use it.
    I downloaded the wit-v2.11a-r4233-cygwin zip folder...is this the wiimms wwt, you are talking about?

    But really the simpliest way for me to transfer would be to convert wbfs hd to ntfs??.....right.

    Cheers
     
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    I think I have figured it out......it started failing when it reached 500....so if the WBFS hard drive has a limit of 500 files, this is my problem.

    So I am have converted to NTFS and am trying it that way.

    Thank you for your help Psyblade and Gooddegenerate.
     
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    Ah yes, the 500 limit issue. Perhaps you should consider Fat32. I recently switched over to this and it's just much easier overall.
     

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