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What file system are the games formatted to?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by Wyattspop, May 2, 2012.

  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Hey Masters of the Universe,
    I just finished a Wii Mod and Homebrew install w/ Loader etc and all went perfectly thanks to you, my friends.
    I wanted to do some file arranging (adding and deleting games) in the 320 Gig Passport HDD that holds my backup Wii games and I don't know how to open the contents of the HDD. The trouble is I paid someone to back-up all my games long ago, I don't know what file system he used. On the 1st Wii he modded for me, he used WBFS Manager and I'm easily able to access that HDD, but I tried to launch this HDD in WBFS, no luck (and yes, I chose the correct drive letter).
    If it's useful, I'm doing this on a Win Vista PC, but I have a Win 7 too. When I plug in the HDD via USB it does recognize the drive, but I can't open the contents (not password protected). When I check "properties" all it says under file type is UDF and strangly shows just 614 Mb, all in use, this holds 320 GB as I said
    Any help would so be appreciated, I'm near the finish line after months of trying..
     
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  3. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Thanks, well that's ironic, it brags about UDF being this all-in-one accepts everything file format, and I can't open it! Still can't work this out, I've got lots of games I can load up in my Wii at will, but can't open the flippin HDD to see what's on it or to work with the files...
     
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    Wiibackupmanager - your files are on as wbfs formatted drive
     
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    he said wbfs manager wont open it up, god knows
     
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    You are absolutely correct! Thank you, I tried to find it via WBFS and forgot to check the backup manager, very kind of you to reply to what was probably a no-brainer (I have one that doesn't work very well with computer programs which is worse than no brain at all (-;/
     
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    Hey TongPo, c'est moi!, I'd forgotten to check under the "manager"
     
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    sorry been on holiday and pc packed in, I know i had some emails regarding things but it all packed up as well as a 2tb externall had to format all
     
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    Recently, I have also face almost same kind of problems Where I plug in the HDD via USB it does recognize the drive which I insert. Thanks for discussing this topic in this thread.
     

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