We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
Anytime you plug in a new USB thumbdrive, it will ask if you would like to format it for use with your XBox. This needs to be done before you can use it with any games or transferring content. If you try to format your HDD, yes, obviously it is going to
wipe all content. If you do lose any downloaded/purchased content you can regain it under your download history. All save files will be completely lost however. As was previously suggested, you might have had some corrupted data on your HDD and will want to
try and salvage it with a transfer cable.
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