USB loaders and .rars

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by idleivey, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. idleivey
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    idleivey Newbie

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    So I've got about 150 games to backup onto a 500gb WD Passport drive. I Currently have the drive dual partitioned with 480gb WBFS and 20gb FAT32. Those 150 games are all in .rar format so I've been extracting them one at a time and moving them over with WBFS Manager but its a slow process. Is there a faster way to do this? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. FIX94

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    ???
    I don't think so, there is no teracopy for wbfs [​IMG] or something, sorry [​IMG]
     
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    cool thanks, would it be easier if I was just using FAT32?
     
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    No, that's basically the same, because you must convert it to a wbfs file before you can copy it to fat32.
     
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    Crap, oh well back to work. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. resincake

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    Doesnt WBFS Manager allow you to select the RAR files too (as long as you have the HDD space on your PC for it to hold the extracted images and the RAR files) ? then you just leave it and it'll extract the files and then transfer the images itself.

    If WBFS doesnt have that ability, then one of the programs that transfers Wii images to external drive does, possibly WBFS_intelligent_GUI. I'm pretty sure WBFS Manager does it, though.

    Good Luck
     
  7. luminalace

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    Using WBFS manager to extract rar files takes ages...even longer than using 7 Zip etc.
     
  8. idleivey
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    idleivey Newbie

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    Looks like your right resincakes!

    It is doesn't extract as fast but I can do a batch of them. Tried to do all 150 at once and that didn't work so I'm just doing them in blocks of 20.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Wiimm

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    This is an classic batch job. I'm not fit in windows batching, but it should work like this:
    Code:
    for %%r in *.rar
    ÂÂ unrar "%r"
    ÂÂ set i=%r with ".rar" removed
    ÂÂ wwt --auto add "%i"
    ÂÂ del "%i"
    endfor
    use del only, if unrar will NOT delete the source.

    With linux and and wit 1.01c (better pipe support) you can directly say:
    unrar --to-stdout "$r" | wwt --auto add - --psel data
    --to-stdout is not the real name
     
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    wii backup manager adds rars at a much faster rate than wbfs manager(which is dead as hell)