Resizing a WBFS Partition to be larger

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Jun 11, 2009
  1. spiderjjr45
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    So when you make a WBFS Partition larger, the space you added doesn't become part of the partition. I knew that. But is it possible to format that new space without formating the rest of the partition? I need it to go back to it's old size, as no WBFS managers now recognize the partition.
     
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    As an added note, the Wii does recognize the partition, but only the size that it was before the resize. I guess because of this, a partition resizer on the wii would work.
     
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    May I ask you with which tool you enlarged the WBFS Partition? Because I didn't know there was any tool capable of that.
     
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    Norton PartitionMagic

    Resized a 45 gig WBFS partition to be a 50 gig WBFS partition.
     
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    i'm wondering about that since day 1 of usbloader
     
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    I've found somewhat of a solution...

    I've resized the original partition to the approximate size of how it used to be. However, since it's not exactly the same size, WBFS managers still don't work with it. But I've taken the 5 gigs of NTFS partion I have now and formated it to be WBFS. So now I have one 45 gig partition that doesn't work with managers, and one 5 gig partition that does work with managers.

    Now how do I go about running both partitions using uLoader?
     
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    Im the opposite. I have a 500G WD drive that is all WBFS. And now I want to make a 15G FAT32 on it for files. I wonder if I used Partition Magic and reduce the size of the partition if it will work.
     
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    From what I've read, you basically muck up the WBFS drive if you start fooling around with the size. Your best bet, even though it'll take a while, is to copy back all your ISOs, delete the partition completely, then re-organize how you want them, then put the ISOs back on.
     
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    I may just end up doing this. What are the benefits of having a 30 Gig partition for Fat32? Is it worth the trouble to have the files running off the Fat32 instead of SD? What else can we use it for?

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    Hahaha, I wish that were possible at the moment.

    But the only thing that now recognizes my partition in the Wii, so I can still play games off of it. But when I hook it up to the computer, no WBFS managers work with it anymore; so I have no idea how to get the ISOs back. Unless someone designs something that can rip ISOs off of the USB drive when it's hooked into the Wii.
     

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