Wii U usb issue

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  1. TylenKiD
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    Hi i am having problems with my usb on the wii u, i put my 64 gb usb drive onto my wii u and it says format , i then format but when i put it back onto my computer to put on my files it says
    "You need to format the disk in drive J: before you can use it" so im in an endless loop because i cant put any files onto my wii u, because it it asks me to format again. Any help??
     
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    wiiu uses its own propietary system . not compatible with other systems..

    what are you trying to do ?
     
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    I'm trying to install wii u backups
     
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    ok you need your drive formatted by the wiiu .. and use SD card to install to the USB drive .. via wup installer
     
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    how did you connect the drive?
     
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    what do you mean ?

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    is their any tutorial i can follow to do that?
     
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    an usb cable,but if the drive did not have an external psu,then you need to connect via y-cable.
    ok,i see the problem here.
     
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    i just connected it regularly, what is a y-cable?
     
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    you format the drive on the wiiu,on the sdcard,make a dir called install.
    copy there the game in,lets say The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
    my dir is as followed The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild [00050000101C9500]
    inside this you have the app files-tmd-tik ect...
    now you can install via homebrew channel-wup installer.
    here is a tutorial for it.
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/wii-u-usb-loading-install-wiiu-games-to-usb-or-internal-memory.445514/

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    do you have a cfw like haxchi or cold boot haxchi?
    also use the program wiiu usb helper.
     
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    mmm i see what your getting at, the reason why i had bought the usb drive is because i have a 4gb sd card so games like botw i cannot install. so i watched this video at 5:38 im their and for somereason he can use his usb drive on his computer and wii u which i am confused on why my usb cannot do that.

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    i have haxchi yes.
     
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    its because he probably have a partition that is formatted in fat 32 or ntfs.
    i have it for my wii games and gc games on my wiiu also,1 partition is formatted wbfs for wii games and the other partition is fat32 for the gc games

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    but format the drive on the wiiu,and get a 32gb card for installing the games to your hdd.
    i thought it was also difficult,but at the end its much easyer then loadiine.
    and it works perfekt,i have my wiiu cold boot hacked and games working fine via usb,i can use pal-ntsc wiiu games on it.
     
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    okay i just checked my usb and could my usb be said up as a partition, because I dont want to buy another sd card to get bigger games.

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    okay i see then, i guess there isn't any other way.
     

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    i dont think it working that way.
    i think the games that you want to install have them on sdcard,im not 100% sure.

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    all the tutorials speak off a hdd that you format on wiiu and a sdcard for install games from.
    if you use wup installer y mod you can copy more games to the sdcard and install them to the hdd.
     
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    and would a 16 gb sd card work do you think because i dont know if their is any games over 16 gb
     
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    yep,for most games that is enough to install them.
    botw is 10.5gb
    mass effect 3 and nba 2k13 are 21gb,it deppends what games you want to install.
     
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    Alright thanks for the information my friend.

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    If anyone else has any information feel free to post, i will be active :rofl2:
     
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    BotW is ~12GB actually.
    CoD:Blops2 is 26GB.
    Xenoblade is ~24GB

    No, you can't partition USB drive, because Wii U just selfishly claim them back.
    The video you linked is probably using a fork of useless Mocha32.
    Get a SDCard. It doesn't cost alot nowadays.
     
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