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Help, wii backups gone

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by kingofall, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. kingofall

    kingofall Regular member

    Sep 1, 2009
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    Ive been using my harddrive on my wii for about 1 year now, and i turned on my wii loaded up Uloader and only 8 games showed up on my harddrive. i had 48 games on there. also loaded it in the wbfs manager and yes in deed only showed 8 games but it is still taking up all my harddrive space. only 28 gb free out of my 320 harddrive. help? did my harddrive crap out? any way to restore these files? thank you
  2. kittymat

    kittymat Regular member

    Sep 9, 2008
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    If it has lost everything, backup what you can to your pc, then you need to recover what you can from the hard drive.

    If it is Fat32 or NTFS then use google " freeware file recovery" they are out there, some will let you see the files for free and charge to recover, but there are genuine free ones out there.

    If it is WBFS then you will need to format it to Fat32 to recover (use swissknife if you are on a pc - or use a MAC, only a quick format!!) This only changes the header of the drive but leaves the information, then the recovery software may be able to see it, no guarentees

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