Will ExFAT work with USB-Loader GX?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by AbcAbc123123, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. AbcAbc123123

    AbcAbc123123 Member

    Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    Like the title says... Was curious if an ExFAT formatted external HDD would work with using USB-Loader GX for installing games? Or does it need to be FAT32?
  2. iCEQB

    iCEQB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 2, 2013
    United States
    Afaik it depends on the cIOS you installed ... and d2x supports NTFS if I'm not mistaken?
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    ExFat is not supported.

    USBLoaderGX supports :
    FAT32 (FAT16 probably too)
    Ext2, 3
    Ext 4 in read only mode (write mode was very slow, I don't know if it was enabled or even fixed before I became the last active developer)
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  4. VeganPete

    VeganPete Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    United Kingdom
    :bortz: Hi all,

    I'm not a noobie FNG, but it's been a while since I had to do anything with my Wii and so many things have changed since I first hacked it and I've also had to re-learn along the way.

    So I was wondering if I could ask for help in my final step please....

    I used to use two partitions, one as WBFS (using WBFS Manager) and the other as FAT32 for everything else and it worked fine but I've just bought a 2TB thumb drive and want to start again with the new drive.

    I want to place all my Wii ROMs and all my NGC ROMs both onto the same partition together, is FAT32 be the best (only?) option for use with USBloader GX?

    The 2TB thumb-drive was pre-formatted to exFAT. USBloader GX is seeing the drive but the installed test games aren't populating the list.

    I wanted everything to go on the same file format rather than making a partition but I'm not sure if it will format to FAT32 (with real capacity) due to the size.

    Anyway, I'm sure it will take a llloooonng time to format 2TB, so before I do, I just wanted to check:

    Shall I try to format the entire 2TB Thumb-drive to FAT32 or should I partition it into sections and format them individually?

    Thank you.
    Pete :yaywii:
  5. Redirr

    Redirr X11 Extreme.

    Dec 4, 2014
    São Paulo, Brazil
    2TB FAT32 64K Cluster.

    Works for me both Wii and GC running from USBLoader GX. And of course emulators.
  6. VeganPete

    VeganPete Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    United Kingdom
    Thank you :) I went for Fat32 64K cluster. Works like a charm!
    Last edited by VeganPete, Sep 6, 2017
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