WBFS Drive Readable on Wii, Not on PC

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ChiboSempai, Aug 7, 2009.

Aug 7, 2009
  1. ChiboSempai
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    Newcomer ChiboSempai Advanced Member

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    Ok, so I have a 300GB external that was all WBFS. I wanted to change it to like 160GB for games. There was currently 90GB on there. I used Partition Magic to make the partition 160GB. I left the rest unallocated for the time being. I opened up WBFS Manager, nothing. It errors when it tries to load the drive. I changed the partition back to as it was with the full thing of WBFS. WBFS Manager still doesn't work...

    The weird this is, I can pop the drive on my Wii, and still load up USB Loader GX and play all the games I had on it.

    Does someone know of a way I can get these iso's off of my drive temporarily onto my comp so I can full format my external and fix everything? I can't lose these games.
     
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    you could try the other wbfs tools floating around, or maybe the command line wbfs, but you should have made a backup BEFORE using partitioning tools. WBFS is not a normal partition. I think you won't be able to get it working again in windows. Your only option is reformat the drive i'm afraid
     
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    Newcomer ChiboSempai Advanced Member

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    i got it working, my original plan was right but i messed up slightly

    after i saw that it didnt work, i resized the partition back to taking up the full drive, but it didnt work. then it hit me... when i first went to resize it i noticed something odd... the whole drive was the wbfs partition except for 7.8mb of unallocated space (the smallest u could have). so i resized the partition to haviong that 7.8 unallocated, and it works again.

    now later on i can back em up, format as i please, then put em back on.
     
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    Good job, never would have thought that it could be fixed [​IMG]
     

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