Windows wont recognize my wbfs hdd

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  1. sticklydude
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    Win XP x86 wont recognize my 80 GB external hard drive formatted to wbfs but the wii will

    help??
     
  2. sticklydude
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    bump D:
     
  3. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    You have to use a special utility like WBFS Manager for your machine to "see" the HDD
     
  4. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    you need to format the hard drive first with windows then you dump games with the wii
     
  5. sticklydude
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    Ive tried that

    Since it doesnt recognize the drive, it doesnt assign it a letter therefore even the manager cant find the drive

    well i cant format it because windows cant find it
     
  6. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    one word
    LINUX
    use it
     
  7. Nueb35

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    head over to control panel, find administrative tools, and open up Computer Management
    look for Disk Management on the left, and see if it comes out there, if it does assign it a letter
     
  8. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    only problem is you cant assign a uknown partition a letter
     
  9. Nueb35

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    im pretty sure you can, then it allows you to format it.

    if that doesnt work, download a partition manager and format it through that
     
  10. sticklydude
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    lol i have a laptop with linux :3

    ill try it later

    as for the disk management

    it doesn't show up there either
     
  11. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Grab a partition manager of the internet and assign the drive a letter with that.