Please help! How can I make my USB Xtaf files (Data0000 files) usable??

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  1. Spacekite

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    Please read this all.

    It was earlier this year when I sold my xbox. I decided to back up my saves and my profile and avatar items etc. So copied them to my flash drive, formatted for xbox storage of course. I then inserted my flash drive into my PC, opened up USB Xtaf and I did a mistake- I clicked on backup raw drive, under backup, instead of extracting the xbox files separately. At the time I thought I was doing it right. I've been from forum to forum and cannot find a solution.
    So when you backup the raw drive (your flash drive formatted for xbox storage), it saves the xbox contents to a directory of your choice, on your PC, in a folder titled 'xbox 360'. The files in this folder are called 'Data0000' files, with literally no file extension. It just says 'file' under type. I would very much like to be able to open my old Skyrim save file. I have tried using these 'data0000' files directly, by injecting them into data cache on my flash drive formatted for xbox storage. But the thing is, each of these 'Data0000' files contain the saved games, avatar items etc, meaning they are not those separate files. I really wish I extracted them the right way. I've tried adding .esx as a file extension but still no change. When I insert my flash drive back into my console, it never detects anything in the storage, even though there is less disk space as the files WERE copied, but they just don't show, and neither can they be used.

    I've tried and tried and tried again. No luck. So basically, how can I use these Data0000 files, which contain my GAME SAVES??

    Any answers would be much appreciated!!!
     
  2. Rick

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    Open usbxtaf and click on file>open hdd image or insert the usb and choose backup>restore disk image
     
  3. Spacekite

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    Sounds simple enough. Thanks a lot for the answer. However, restoring disk image doesn't seem to work. Apparently none of my drives have 360 partitions. Also when I use one of these 2 methods, which of the Data files (in my case data0000 - data0018) do I select? In other words which one is the HDD image? To make the picture a little clearer, the first data file is 512mb, the second is 3.14 and all the others are 1gb, even though I only backed up a few saves and avatar items, along with my profile. Can I not select the folder? Also do I have to manually create a content folder, then a folder with 16 digits of '0'? Or do I just format the flash drive on my console, plug it into my PC, open up Xtaf and try one of these methods? I do need to open the flash drive in xtaf also right?

    I hope you can help me resolve this pal, I really appreciate an answer. Seems nobody has bothered to help so far!
     
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    I found this, it seems like the only solution and sounds like it would work.
    You might be able to skip the xbox usb creation part. If the below doesn't work you may have to create the usb drive first on the xbox 360.
    Do this.
    1.Rename the files back to their normal filenames.
    2.Open your usb drive.
    3.Create a folder titled "Xbox360" or if your files are already in that folder copy it to a usb.
    4.Open the usb drive in usb xtaf or in the xbox 360.
    5.Copy the desired gamesave to any location.
     

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  5. Spacekite

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    OK I think I'm beginning to get my stupid f*cking head around this complicated sh*t now lol. So when one configures a flash drive for xbox 360 storage, using the console of course, a folder named 'Xbox360' is created, containing many data files. The data files, other than the first 2 are all 1gb in space, regardless of what is stored within them, i.e avatar items and saved games.
    So I tried the methods. I customized my flash drive for less reserved xbox 360 storage, plugged into my PC, copied the 'Xbox360' folder on my PC to my flash drive using windows explorer. I merged all data files except data0000. Once it had completed, I plugged it into my xbox and found out I had to re-configure the device. Not a surprise. I then tried to open these saves using Xtaf.
    And it seems to have WORKED! I don't see skyrim there at all, only black ops save. I guess it was the other xbox360 folder that contains my skyrim save. Anyway I tried it again and after the transfer I plugged the flash drive into the xbox. It didn't need to be configured. Yay I thought. But neither did it show any save files, not even black ops which I know is on the flash drive.

    Thing is see, my primary 'xbox360' folder contains data files 0000-0016. But I haven't got the flash drive I used to back up back in February. Right now I only have one flash drive with a 16gb capacity but it's a couple of mb off from the one I used to backup.. So if I skipped transferring one of these data files to my flash drive it will still work right?

    We're getting somewhere Rick bud :) Just a little more and I've done it aha!
     
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  6. Spacekite

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    Okay Rick it WORKED! I can't thank you enough buddy! copied my main xbox360 backup file, containing data files up to 0016 on my configured flash drive. After it finally finished transferring (my flash drive is basic copper technology and therefore very slow speeds) I opened the drive in Xtaf and I opened up all the content folders, and there it was.

    'Save 777 - James Skyrim 257.38.45.exs' :)

    I extracted the save immediately to my desktop.

    So now, how can I use this save on my xbox, because according to my console there is nothing on my flash drive. But Xtaf knows there is xbox data on there.. Damn technology. If I'm correct, all I have to do now is reconfigure my flash drive, and use Xtaf to inject the skyrim save file in contents under data partition in another folder titled 0 (x16 digits) right? :)
    More importantly I have skyrim save file !!


    Woop woop :) Problem solved Rick. What I did in the end was I copied my new shit Skyrim save to my configured flash drive to this way it will automatically create the necessary folders in contents, then I injected my old awesome Skyrim save to the same directory. It's just hpw I left it :)

    Thanks very much for all the help Rick, you are the only one who bothered to help out you know :) I very much appreciate that! I would offer you my help if you ever need it, in return, but I doubt I could be of assistance to you as you were to me.

    Take it easy Rick. I hope other people with the same problem run into this forum. You explain everything here, so I'm hoping we have both helped out many more with this same issue, in the future haha!
     
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  7. BoltonGB

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    Life is possible on mars. the 1st thought came up on my mind after reading this thread.
    but i m still stuck on earth. i'm having a similar problem, i've copied my USB flash drive contents on pc without realizing the complexity of the issue. i ended up having these data000 ...... etc files on my pc of size 15GB and now i can't put these file back on xbox. whenever i copy these files on USB from pc to install it on xbox. Xbox asks for the reconfiguration and deletes the files. plz help me out and tell me if is there any way to transfer this XBOX 360 Folder from my pc to xbox. Thanx
     
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  8. Rick

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    Copy all data files to X(usb drive letter):\xbox360\
     
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    It Worked!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I got it to work and got my son's Minecraft game saves are back (I stupidly copied his game save data to my pc so I could use his USB, but then the Xbox wouldn't see the data once I put it back on the USB). I've searched many blogs, and called GameStop and Xbox trying to find a solution. The directions were a little challenging, but upon rereading it several times the instructions were in fact correct...it just took me a minute for the light to come on! Thanks again. My son loves me again (at least for a short while!).
     
  10. Hobbit

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    I am having a similar problem with my usb. I used by brothers usb to save my profile on so I could enjoy diablo three on his xbox with a couple of mates. However when I plugged it into his Xbox it wanted me to reconfigure the usb. It is doing the same with my xbox as well. I have downloaded the usb xtaf explorer and backed up the files on my usb (bothers). Just in case I might mess up I used another usb (my own) to do the transfer (don't want to mess with the original). So plugged in usb (my own) and configured it with the xbox. Then used took the data 0001 and data0002 and replaced it within the usb (my own). Then inserted the usb (my own) into the xbox and it thankfully recognizes it and doesnt want to reconfigure it. BUT the xbox shows no files:-(

    I opened usb xtaf to see if I can maybe see my profile is saved under the content. But only gives me these two things E00007B28DDA9CDA Xbox360 dashboard 2.46 MB and ContentCasche.pkg Xbox dashboard 60MB. I don't see any saved games stuff that resembles my profile. So my question is why cant my xbox see the data and what does the two things in xtaff mean. And if they are not my profile...then where did it go?
    I am not to tech savvy so please excuse any mistakes I have made. I am here to learn:-) But also in desperate neeeeed of help. Profile has a lot of hours in it.
     
  11. Rick

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    The gamesaves should be in the E0000...DA folder.
     
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    Sweet thank you for the response:-) Now I know where the games saves are. But how do I get my xbox to recognize those saved games? I have been through the whole copying over process of Data 00001 and Data 00002 files but cant seem to get any data to show on the xbox...
     
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    Hey Dad, I am in the exact same situation. I know its been awhile but can you share the steps you took to save your sons game saves? I am struggling to make sense of this. Please!!!
     
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    Ok so I thought I might elaborate on what happened and see if anyone can help me. Like a poster in this thread I hosed my kid's ext usb drive.
    Had a 250gb drive that the xbox saw as a 32gd. Pre update, I guess.
    Well since I found out that 360 would now support the whole thing I wanted to reformat it.
    Thinking MS might be halfway smart, I assumed I could copy info of the drive on to a pc, reformat the drive on the xbox and then put the files back.Obviously I llearned that was not possible.

    After hours of searching I found this place and saw that someone had success using this program.
    Unfortunately I have not been able to figure out how to make it work.

    Can anyone help a guy out? I have the xbox360 folder backed up on my pc, but have yet to be able to get the files back to the reformatted drive.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. My son is ready to stop talking to me.
     
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    Reformat the usb drive as fat 32 then copy the xbox360 folder to that drive.
     
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    dude help pleeease

     

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