WBFS For Mac doesn't see HDD

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  1. Kiriashi
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    So I formatted my drive with Configurable USB loader, and then backed up my games onto it, which worked fine.

    However, when I went to my computer to add an iso, it doesn't see the HD. I know it is formatted to WFBS because I did so in the USB Loader.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

    Kiriashi~
     
  2. someonewhodied

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    Get a pc.
     
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    That's real helpful...
     
  4. Lacius

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    You no longer need to format drives as WFBS. FAT32 is the recommended format. You can then use Wii Backup Manager to manage your games.
     
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  6. Kiriashi
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    I am on a



    MAC



    guys, I don't have access to windows. And I already formatted my HD to WBFS and spent hours backing my games up on it; I'd really like to find a way to get this to work rather than use a different file system.


    Besides WBFS files are much smaller are they not?
     
  7. someonewhodied

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    Install windows as a separate OS (Partition your computer's hdd)
     
  8. Lacius

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    In that case, have you tried the WBFS manager for Mac? I use Windows 7, so I do not have any experience with this.
     
  9. Kiriashi
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    Like I said, I don't have access to Windows. Simple as that. But I don't see how it would help anyways; I already have my HD formatted. I just want the Manager to recognize it.


    EDIT:


    Yes, that is the only one avaible for macs as far as I can tell.
     
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    Oh cool, I can try this out. Thanks!
     
  12. Kiriashi
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    Well, no luck. It didn't see my harddrive.

    However the situation is resolved, because I managed to convert the iso into WBFS format, and from there I was able to just drag it into my harddrive.

    I copied the format and style of the folders, and walla. :3
     
  13. FIX94

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    You have copied all games to another partition? Or are you using two partitions now?
     
  14. patte

    patte Newbie

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    I know you've solved your problem,
    but for all others. Keep the partitions
    on your external HD to a minimum.

    I've hat two partitions working fine,
    but with three partitions and WBFS for
    Mac it's only a matter of time until
    your WBFS partition won't be recognized
    anymore.

    By the way… what converter did you use
    for converting iso's into wbfs?

    A link to the app or command line utility
    would be fine.
     
  15. PsyBlade

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    Sound like you did use FAT instead of WBFS in the first place.
    If it was WBFS the os would not recognize it, making it impossible to see files or folders.
    No wonder the Managers cant find a WBFS partition.
     
  16. Pirul0n

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    maybe too late, but the solution is to open the app in OSX by terminal / sudo privilege.

    Example:
    $ sudo /Applications/WBFS\ for\ MacOS\ X.app/Contents/MacOS/WBFS\ for\ MacOS\ X