undelete files WBFS

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by lacativa, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. lacativa
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    lacativa Newbie

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    I accidentally format my HD with my backups. Is possible to recover the data in WFBS? Should I format in FAT and then use a software to get the datas back?
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    if you have backups it might be easiest to format to fat and store all games as *.wbfs

    if you really want to recover form the overwritten drive use wwt
    formatting again will only destroy more data
    the recovery tool has to understand the format of the LOST data NOT the NEW
    and afaik theres only wwt for wbfs

    common practice in such cases is to clone the drive
    all recovery is done on the clone to avoid the further damage a failed recovery attempt will produce
    simply start over with a new clone
     
  3. Wiimm

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    If you use "wwt format --recover" it is enough to backup the first WBFS sector (2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 MiB) of the WBFS because this command modifies only that sector.
     
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    how does that work, i currently have my hard-drive formatted to wbfs but i would like to store iso's and data, do i just copy the iso on to the hardrive and rename it to .wbfs, what about chaging it into a ciso?
     
  5. PsyBlade

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    asuming you refer to the *.wbfs on fat part
    no renaming wont cut it
    good wbfs manages should be able to create them

    and you might want to learn how to use the search
     
  6. lacativa
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    I formated to NTFS and recovery the files using Get Data Back. It was only rar files and the games files was describe as... Shockwave files!! - all was .wfs.

    I tried to rename it to .wbfs but the Wii backup manage didnt reconaise then. Any one have any ideas what I do know. How I format the HD again in WFBS and put this files back there?
     
  7. toejam316

    toejam316 GBAtemp Regular

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    You don't really have a chance to get them back.
    Re-rip your games from your discs back to your hdd, shouldn't be a problem, that's why there aren't any tools right?