One of the recurring issues reported by users is wii sd fat or fat32 error. This is a common error that pops up when users insert a microSD card into the Wii U console.
The Wii U console doesn’t support SD cards larger than 32GB, which might result in this error.
Here’s an excerpt from a post on the forums that explains how this error occurs:
> I just purchased a 32GB SD card, and tried to put it in my Wii U. It > wouldn’t accept it, so I tried a 64GB card, and it accepted it. But I got a > message on my screen saying “Wii sd Fat or Fat32 error”. What could be > wrong?…
Here’s how to resolve this error:
- The wii sd fat or fat32 error often appears because of corrupted files.
- This error can also be caused by incorrect file permissions, so you might want to fix it.
- To fix the problem, try redownloading the software or even updating the firmware.
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Format a memory card
- Insert the memory card into the PC.
- Now, right-click on the memory card and select Properties.
- Go to the Tools tab and click on the Format option.
- Select the FAT file system from the list of options.
- Click Start and wait for the format to complete.
Format the SD card through Windows
- Open File Explorer and navigate to the SD card.
- Right-click on the SD card and open Format.
- Choose FAT32 as the file system.
- Restart your PC.
Format the SD card through Disk Management
- Press the Windows key + R hotkeys to open Run, type “diskmgmt.msc” in the text field, and click OK.
- Double-click the SD card drive, and go to the Tools tab.
- Select the Format option from the dropdown menu.
- Choose the Fat32 file system from the File system dropdown menu.
- Click Start.
- Use a free SD card format tool to format your SD card.
- Now insert the SD card in the Wii U and check if the error code 51330 is fixed.
Create a new FAT or FAT32 volume
- Press the Start button and select the Search feature.
- Enter “create a fat or fat 32 volume” in the search bar.
- Locate Create and Format Hard Disk Drives and click on it.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new FAT or FAT32 volume.
Move the SD card to a USB card reader
- Plug the SD card into a USB card reader.
- Windows will now automatically mount the card.
- Copy the files from your card to the USB card reader.
- Switch off the system.
- Remove the SD card from the USB card reader.
- Insert the SD card into your Wii console.
- Try playing your game and check if the error still persists.
Modify the SD card settings
- Right-click the My Computer icon on your Desktop, left-click Manage and Computer Management from the context menu.
- Now, under the File and Storage Management section, double-click Disk Management.
- Here, you will see the drive where your SD card is located. Right-click on it and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths from the context menu.
- Now, click on the Add option.
- In the Drive menu, choose Disk > Disk 1 > Choose Disk and click OK.
- Now, right-click on the drive letter you just added, scroll down and click Properties.
- Select the Policies tab, check the Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in File Explorer option and click OK.