How to Convert WBFS to ISO

By Sara Bailey

The WBFS file format is a proprietary file format used by the Nintendo Wii. When Nintendo Wii games are backed up to a hard drive, the game is saved in this WBFS format. From this format, the Wii can read the game data and play the game directly from the hard drive.The WBFS game can also have its game data recompiled and converted back into an ISO file where it can be burned to a blank DVD to play from the Wii's disk drive. This process is very straightforward, as there is only one program that can convert the WBFS game to the ISO format.

Things You'll Need

  • WBFS Manager

Step 1

Connect the WBFS drive to your computer with its USB cable. The computer will say that it cannot read the WBFS drive and that it needs to format it. Click "No" when asked to format it.

Step 2

Download WBFS Manager from the CodePlex website ( Double-click the downloaded file to Install WBFS Manager on the computer.

Step 3

Open WBFS Manager from the icon on your desktop that was created when it was installed. The icon will say "WBFS" on it. The program will detect the connected WBFS drive and will display the installed games on the computer screen.

Step 4

Single-click the game in which you want to convert to an ISO file to be burned to a blank disk or saved as an archive.

Step 5

Single-click the "Extract ISO" option underneath the list of games, and the ISO file will be automatically created from the game file on the WBFS manager and saved on your computer.