wbfs iso extraction ?

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  1. icebrg5
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    After extracting games with wbfs 3.0 all the games have the iso file size of 4.37gb

    After zipping them up they are not the same.Now i know doing this makes them smaller but how
    smaller will it make the games?Will the rar file be the same size as the game file on the wbfs drive?
    Because i have zipped up a few games i extracted and thats what it seems to look like.


    I just wanna make sure that im doing it correctly.
     
  2. WiiThoko

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    Use WBFS Intelligent Gui V6. You can extract them as a .ciso file, which is smaller than the ISO.
     
  3. icebrg5
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    after extracting the iso file and then zipping it to a rar the file then becomes close to the same size as it was if it was on the wbfs drive.

    I've tried a few games now and that seems to be whats happening.

    Also extracted the files after i rared them and added them back to my drive and they seem to play fine.

    I'll stick with this method for now.
     
  4. Jeomite

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    How reliable is using .ciso (compressed ISO format)? I want to move my existing archive of backup ISOs to cISO format to reduce hard drive space by a large margin; but obviously, if there's a chance of error or loss of data, I'll think twice... has anyone had any problems with the compressed ISO format yet?
     
  5. TroyTheZombie

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    technically, you don't even have to do that. If you have a NTFS formatted drive, just throw them into a compressed folder. they will shrink down to the size they were on the wbfs drive (size on disk)
     
  6. Jeomite

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    How long does it take to "compress/copy" when you drag an ISO to compressed NTFS folder? Plus, would it take longer adding a game from PC to WBFS if the folder is compressed? Thanks...