Content gone after formating flash drive!

I wanted to transfer the data from the HD to flash drive, but I don't have that option anymore. Only to format the HD and if I do then I will loose all data.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

Hi there LAPIII,

Did you recently have any corrupted data on your HDD that may have caused this?

If not, a possible power surge could have interfered with the data transfer process.

If you or a friend has access to a HDD transfer kit for your console, you can try and recover content that way using your PC.

Hopefully this helps,

Benign Reaver

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To put it bluntly, yes, anything on there when you format it will be lost.

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Is the thumbdrive you are using formatted for use with the x box?

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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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