Windows won't use HDD as fat32

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  1. Lunar_Rhythm
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    Just as description i got a 500gb HDD and used verbatim? To format at fat32 and now to transfer my backups from my flash drive my computer refuses to recognize my HDD unless i format to ntfs which obviously won't work from what I've read
     
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    IV never had a pc not read/use fat32 he'd with

    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
     
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    Why use the FAT32 file system? It cannot handle files that are bigger than 4Gb. You'd be severely restricting yourself in the process.
     
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    There is no need to use anything above fat32 for anything Wii related and is superior to any other format for Wii usage
     
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    Sorry, I did not notice that this is the Wii section of the site. Back on topic, though, I recall formatting my flash drives to "nbfs" format (I think) using a special program to make them work with a softmodded Wii.
     
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    NTFS I believe. There's no reason to use NTFS on a Wii.
     
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    No, I meant "WBFS," not NTFS. I believe it's something proprietary with the Wii.
     
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    Well i think fat32 works best for wii games, plus i want it to run GC games as well
     
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    FAT32 can still be used with WBFS files, they'll just be split. Don't use NTFS or WBFS as the HDD filesystem because well, it can get corrupted, so yeah.
     
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    Fat32 is still superior in every way
     
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    Would exfat work for my wii?
     
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    NO!
     
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    Welp I'll keep trying, is there a Mac equivalent of wbfs manager?
     
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    U don't want wbfs manager u want Wii backup manager
     
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    Yeah, that's what i have. My mistake

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    But is there a mac equivalent?
     
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    He is just out of the scene too long. A long time ago you had to use wbfs file system - it was a while before they figured out how to run backups off fat32.
     
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    Right, my bad, I.. guess I misread it >.>
     
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    Wii Backup Fusion is one I've heard mentioned for Mac use.
    The corruption was an issue with some programs only, namely WBFS Manager and anything else that's based on that older version of the wbfs library. With a decent program it shouldn't corrupt. It's still not recommended though, since it's only useful for Wii games, no emuNAND, no GC games, and no support from other homebrew such as emulators.
     
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    Soni reformatted it to fat32 on my mac and my pc recognizes it now. Anyway are you guys saying fies don't have to be wbfs anymore? Or that i don't have to use wbfs manager?
     
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