USB Loader help please

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by SuperTrever, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. SuperTrever
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    So I have this hard drive that I've just been burning games on ever since I got USB Loader because I had no idea how to download games and put them on the hard drive. Today I found out how by using an 8GB flash drive and formatting it with WBFS Manager and then copying a game to it. I plugged it into my Wii and the game was good to go. The thing is is that to put games onto the hard drive I'll have to format it and lose all my other games and for some reason nothing in the history of the world knows how to read a WBFS formated thing besides WBFS Manager and USB Loaders so I can't copy the game over to it because everything just recognizes it as a blank disk. So does anyone have a solution at all?
     
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    Don't use WBFS, newer usb loaders like configurable usb loader (my advice), usb loader gx v2 and wiiflow can use FAT, FAT32 and NTFS. To transfer your games use wii backup manager, that's the best app for every partition. You don't need to format your hdd.
     
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    As said above, simply use FAT32 (or NTFS if you have to).
    The reason that only a few programs can read WBFS is that it was specifically created for Wii images by the first programmers of USB Loaders (I think CFG Loader was the first to be released, but don't quote me on that).
     
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    Thank you so much!:D
     
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    Can those USB Loaders still read WBFS?
     
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    Yes they still can, but simply don't use it.
     
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    That's the best(:
     
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    Do I use the Wii Backup Manager to put the games on the Hard Drive?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Thanks(: I did it and it worked:D
     
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    Of course they can still read it, as it is still used to store the image data. Nowadays the preferred method is to store 1 WBFS image writen to a file for every game on a FAT32 or NTFS partition, so the USB loader still has to be able to read WBFS. And that won't probably ever change because WBFS was designed to be similar to the file system on the Wii discs.