usb loader questions

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  1. john_smarty
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    i have a 500 gb hd where i store all my files/games/movies ect.

    i already have all my wii games on the drive. what do i do do i create a new partion and move all the wii games to that partion ?

    help would be appreciated
     
  2. caleb4god

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    you have to format the drive to partition it.
     
  3. john_smarty
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    does that mean i have to lose everything ?
     
  4. Richy Freeway

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    No you don't.

    If you've got Vista you can resize partitions from within Disk Management.

    http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/16/how...n-windows-vista

    Then just create a new partition in the blank space.

    If you don't have Vista you need a 3rd party tool. Gparted is free, google it.

    Alternatively use something like Acronis Disk Director or Partition Magic.
     
  5. maduin

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    no, you can use a program like Partition Magic or Paragon Partition Manager to resize/create partitions without having to reformat the entire drive, I use Partition Manager to take my 500GB HDD that was all NTFS, and resized it so that 80GB would be FAT32, then I used the USB Loader to format that 80GB into the WBFS.
     
  6. dope_X

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    hi,

    i partitioned my 500gb HD, and coz i didnt got much free space i made a WBFS-Partition at 40GB...
    now heres my question.. ^^
    is there any way to resize this partition wich is already in WBFS and games are on it?
    or have i to format it again?
    and.. oh im under vista 32bit.. [​IMG]
     
  7. john_smarty
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    how will the usb loader know what partion to pick ?
     
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    mines all FAT32 right now
     
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    it asks you wich one he should format..
     
  10. mcj

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    If I were you I'd back up everything from that drive you don't want to lose. Then format it, and partition as needed. Resizing partitions is always risky.
    After that you can move your stuff back to the windows partition, and then your Wii games to the wbfs partition