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WBFS Manager 3.0

Rating:        Based on 105 ratings
Reviewed:  77 reviews
Downloads: 14125577
Released: Apr 29, 2009
Updated: May 4, 2009 by WBFSManager
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Release Notes

Changes (3.0):

  • Added Channel Creation support. (Disabled by default, to enable go to Options->Channel Creation and Enable. Follow the instructions provided below.)
  • Added "Large Cover View"s, which are two side panels that display the cover for the currently selected item.
  • Added Automatically Check for Updates option (Requires Internet access, can be disabled).
  • Added the option to cancel batch operations (cancellation occurs as soon as the current item is finished).
  • Added drive status indicator under the left-hand list, blue shows amount of used space, green shows amount of used space after adding all entries from the "Games To Add" list.
  • Added Help menu option.
  • Added direct drive-to-drive copying for drive's with similar sector sizes. Drive-To-Drive copying will now first check if it's possible to do direct copying, if not it will revert to indirect copying.

Fixes (3.0):

  • Now automatically requests to Run as Administrator.
  • Fixed the estimated size being wrong for some games.
  • Fixed an issue with CSV files being exported incorrectly sometimes.
  • Save expander states, so the user doesn't have to keep re-opening them each time.
  • Fixed Homebrew Channel creation. (Now using WiiCrazy's USB Loader DOL instead of Yal).
  • Fixed an issue with the "Estimated Total Size" not updating correctly when games were removed from the right-hand list.
  • Now checks the filesystem type of a drive before loading to make sure it's not NTFS, FAT or ext.
  • Fixed an issue with games with ":" or other special characters causing issues during batch extraction.
  • Fixed issue with game regions showing up incorrectly in initial 2.5 release.
  • Fixed issue with RAR files in subfolders not being detected during drag and drop operations.
  • Removed thousandth of a seconds from elapsed time in progress bar.
  • Fixed mislabled blocks status (was Blocks Used, should be Blocks Free).
  • Fixed some other minor issues.
  • Changed installer (now prompts for .NET 3.5 SP1 before installing, also gives options for installing langauges, etc).

Channel Creation notes:

  • To enable channel creation, go to Edit->Options and click on the Channel Creation tab. Then specify the base WAD file that you want to use, the location of the common-key.bin file, as well as the loader that you want to use. Click OK to confirm the changes.
  • Once channel creation has been enabled, you can choose one or more entries on the Games To Add list then click "Create Channels" (or right click and choose "Create Channels").
    • If you choose multiple entries, you will be asked to choose a folder to save the WAD files in and a batch creation process will begin.
    • If you choose a single entry, you will be prompted for the 4 letter Channel ID you want to use and where you want to save the file.
      • Be careful with the Channel IDs you choose, if you have an existing channel with the same ID, it will be overwritten when you install the channel.
    • If you want, you can specify a USB loader DOL file other than the packaged presets. To do this, fill in the "USB Loader DOL File" setting with the DOL file you want to use, then type in the placeholder title ID in the "Title ID Placeholder" field, then click OK to confirm the changes.
    • A base WAD is not included with this application, you must supply your own. It is best to use a WAD file that belongs to a channel and one that is the same region as your console.
    • The common-key.bin file is not included with this application, you must supply the common-key.bin file.


  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (the installer will prompt you to automatically download and install it if you don't already have it.)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista (tested thoroughly. May need to "Run as Administrator" depending on user's settings and UAC settings).
  • Windows 7 (tested and working. May need to "Run as Administrator" depending on user's settings and UAC settings).
  • Windows XP (tested by a few other users, should work fine.)

Reviews for this release

Kiakakyle, the 64 bit version is available on the website under downloads. In the matter of a review, WBFS Manager exactly what is needed to handle WBFS partitions and Wii/GC backups, and does it as well as anyone can hope for. 5 stars.
by Muskieratboi on Aug 14, 2012 at 1:22 AM
que wea ctmreeeee
by TheEkiizde on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:01 PM
Works perfectly if you follow the instructions. This program saved about 300$!!! All games are transferable (well almost but use .iso). Thanks, if you have soft modded Wii this is great program for you!
by game4wii on Aug 9, 2016 at 9:21 PM
Works like a charm
by xprjoito on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:14 PM
onde eu consigo baixar?
by apolime on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:09 PM
This would be awsome,but every time i try to do any action like load ,format gives me error (when i try to format it gives me fatal error ,and i try to load it says "make sure your drive is not in use") Please help i will be bery thankfull ,i am running Windows 7 ,64 bit,Service Pack 3 .Thank you
by Jimmy98 on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Format error plz fix
by CrazyShifter33 on Jul 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM
very good program
by idodo9 on Apr 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM
I would like it more if i could back up my game cube games on the hard drive as well do you think you will make this possible ?
by sean958 on Mar 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM
i like it because its nice i guess?
by neshro on Feb 8, 2014 at 3:28 PM
good a bataghga
by Sleit on Jan 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM
by CenecaJet82 on Jan 19, 2014 at 8:52 PM
by Googlegoo on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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by cosmohersheys on Oct 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM
no lo puedo descargar
by frantxiskano on Dec 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM
Very good manager with good fixes.
by GeorgeL on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Really great! Complete, easy and quick!
by mjchopperboy on Nov 10, 2012 at 5:05 AM
Excellent app!
by egamesu on Oct 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM
The best edbvery game from wbfs manager thanks to all the creators thanks for helping the poor my son could now play his favorate games thank for helping out thank you.
by omarpastor on Oct 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM
It also works perfect on Windows 8 Release preview x64 :)
by markie015 on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM
This would be awesome, but some reason I can't use it. Everytime I go to install it, I get an Error mesage saying it's a 32-bit installation can i please download the 64-bit version. Where is this infamous 64-bit version ?
by KiakaKyle on Jul 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM
Excellent work! Need to Turkish translating..
by mazbut on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM
Works great!! Well done
by gandalf50 on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:40 AM
Good =))))
by Erwan35 on Dec 13, 2011 at 5:56 PM
I'm a *NewBie ;-) Which explains my confusion & rising STRESS levels...What to do..What to do??
by jendixon77 on Oct 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM
esta facil de usar
by guero12 on Aug 15, 2011 at 10:24 PM
esta bien
by diegog11 on Jul 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM
Great Work Man
by joaqvelez on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:10 AM
es muy bueno
by mauricio123456789 on Mar 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Installed it on a Vista 32 OS, works great and fast with .iso. Slower with wbfs, I managed to put 200 games at once on a HDD (500GB), took me about 11 hours, no problem for me though as I did it in the evening and everything was done when I woke up the following morning. Very usefull and good working tool!
by G094R on Jan 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM
The only one I know that works perfectly under Win 7 64bits... The fifth star will be when it will be possible to export (HTML or other) de game list with covers and names (like wbfstools does). Thanks a lot for this great app.
by fonetval on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM
by pinguiino on Dec 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM
I'm running Windows 7 and version 2.5/3.0 of the software. If you try to remove an entry that was made doing a direct install, this software will throw an error trying to access protected memory. It is an un-handled error and causes the program to crash. This option is done using either the button or the right-clicked pop-up menu.
by RobertTarantino on Oct 26, 2010 at 3:49 PM
This is hands down one of the easiest backup managers to use. Nice one alex. oh and by the way, the review that is 4 down from mine, that guy is a complete retard, no literaly, i think he is slow. WHY ON EARTH WOULD A WBFS DRIVE STORE ISO'S? IT IS WBFS FORMAT MY GUY. Again thanks alex for the great program and keep up the fine work. I would have given it 10 stars, but i didnt have an option. lol
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by omeedgul911 on Sep 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM
Clone hard drive to hard drive well, it detects cool the WBFS partitions, nice interface, features ! it's the best WBFS manager I've used so far.
by jaop on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:18 PM
The last comment from 'ustyrant' said WBFS Manaager "WILL NOT clone or copy ISO's to another HDD". That is not a function of any WBFS product. What it will do is extract single or multiple ISOs from the WBFS file to other HDs. The other product referenced in his review crashes with a int32 error when accessing large WBFS files. WBFS Manager is a good product, but I was only able to add 99 games.
by HackingWii on Aug 30, 2010 at 1:22 PM
Horrible. It works great to format to WBFS, and to simply move ISO's to the disk, but it WILL NOT clone or copy ISO's to another HDD. For this, use I wasted OVERNIGHT time several times, only for it to fail miserably. The aforementioned tool worked flawlessly the first time. BEWARE
by ustyrant on Aug 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM
Excellent!!!! =D
by sebassbruu on Aug 3, 2010 at 11:20 PM
very easy to use!!! (my little nephew-5 years old, use it)!!!
by XSWSimiao on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM
it´s so funtional
by KNL920517 on Jun 14, 2010 at 9:32 PM
I noticed there is a limit of 499 titles that could be added to a drive. Would be nice if this software cap removed.
by magic2007 on Jun 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM
I downloaded this but I don't know what to do. do you I load it on my laptop or my external drive
by samplekid82 on Apr 18, 2010 at 3:22 AM
Hopefully this will help someone, I've used this program in the past with both vista and windows 7 32 bit, & recently upgraded to windows 7 64bit. For some reason I couldnt get netframework 3.5 to install properly so I tryed netframework 4.0 with windows 7 64 bit and it works flawlessly. Maybe that will help someone else out. Would like 2 also ad a Big Thanks to the creator(s) of the WBFS software
by JOZEPH68 on Apr 16, 2010 at 5:06 AM
awsome really like hard drive is the way to go
by optimusprime666 on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:04 AM
I'm new to the Wii, but this was the EASIEST hack I've ever done. Thanks for such a straight-forward app!
by Jimmyw71 on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:26 PM
by Jirawat878 on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:10 AM
Works well, no issues so far. :D East to put my backups on a USB drive for easy play! Thanks!
by Nipahc on Feb 5, 2010 at 6:22 AM
This has to be one of the best programs of the moment ! Fantastic piece of kit. Keep up the good work!!!!
by SmokinHouse on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:05 PM
it looks like great but were is the link to download it?
by pdregon on Dec 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM
thanks for your help
by otot on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:19 PM
x64 version works perfectly on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate including all windows updates. So easy to use and I personally don't need to Run As Administrator, even though I have UAC enabled. Many thanks and well done, donation will be made soon.
by darkan9el on Nov 26, 2009 at 12:16 PM
THX For WBFS Manger 3.0
by fyn94 on Nov 21, 2009 at 8:55 PM
where are the download??
by dateixs on Nov 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Awesome on XP
by poretjelas on Nov 20, 2009 at 3:16 AM
it nice for gameas
by marc981 on Nov 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM
How can I download the WBFS manager 3.0? thanks
by slk on Nov 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM
Works awesome on XP, but having windows 7 issues. See discussion for more information.
by seanbrockest on Oct 31, 2009 at 7:12 PM
where to download?
by maku on Oct 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM
This latest version 3.0.1 works on my vista x64 when it was crashing and wouldn't let me format the hard drive. Thanks works flawless now! Off to play wii on my hdd again!
by codeplexpepknfxm on Oct 29, 2009 at 2:53 AM
C'set un superbe logiciel.
by toto16130 on Aug 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM
thank you very much for your wbfs aplication my kids are so happy to play all game via usb loader i'm very happy too LOL! so anyway thank again! continue your great work! sincerly; CYB3RFR34K
by CYB3RFR34K on Aug 29, 2009 at 10:01 PM
Very Good job guys. I hope that a lot of people show their appreciation. You guys nailed well. i be checking more of your project. (^_^)
by muelus13 on Jul 27, 2009 at 9:33 PM
Good, but could be better. Needs more speed & shutdoun option when finished.
by elrasca on Jul 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM
There is a problem for the channel creation with the game Wii Sport Resort (error 002 at boot).
by Stazz on Jul 17, 2009 at 3:42 PM
excellent program, easy to use, have reccomended it to all my friends. thanks for your hard work.
by transit on Jul 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM
Great application Only thing missing is GC support
by ArcyQwerty on Jun 28, 2009 at 2:49 AM
A real top notch application that I have very high hopes for in future releases. Great work and much appreciated.
by trucknut on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:22 AM
Exceelent WBFS manager GUI tool and very stable. I love the interface. If DVD to USB feature is supported I would definately give a 5 star rating.
by yeek on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:33 PM
This is really awesome! I look forward to future revisions with (hopefully) intergrated help, and support for gamecube isos!
by vesper8 on Jun 15, 2009 at 10:02 PM
perfect.. no more changing DVD's and choosing from a lot of Games..
by kingsfan on Jun 13, 2009 at 3:13 PM
Excellent app
by npcw on Jun 10, 2009 at 5:08 AM
loving it!!!, mediafile support would be even better....!
by DenMan on Jun 1, 2009 at 7:44 PM
Fantastic App just needs the ability to change the game code so you could add your own pictures for album art!
by psipoc on May 12, 2009 at 1:49 PM
One of the greatest application I have used last few years! Very well done, feature rich, rapid development. Thank you!
by janta on May 8, 2009 at 7:10 AM
The most easy interface ever for creating channels and make backups. Thank you for great app!
by rabbitpure on May 7, 2009 at 4:32 AM
by nounours on May 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM