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Xbox One External USB Storage Device Converter (Xbox One formatted USB drives on PC)

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Xbox One External Storage Device Converter
    Allows a PC to read / write data to a USB hard drive configured for use in the Xbox One


    Overview:
    This application will make a hard drive used for XBOX One External Storage (released in the June System Update); recognizable to a PC for read/write of the data.
    This application requires Administrator privileges on execution otherwise it may state "No storage devices found".

    Download:

    Download Xbox One External USB Storage Device Converter

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    How to use Xbox One External Storage Device Converter:
    1) Plug in your XBOX One external storage device into your PC after it has been formatted for use on your console.
    2) Open the application and choose "SCAN".
    3) Your device should be listed. Right click and choose "Enable PC Mode".
    4) Choose scan again; and you should see that your device is now in PC Mode.
    5) Disconnect/Reconnect your drive and Windows should now mount the drive allowing you to read/write the files stored by the console. You could also do a refresh in Disk Management instead of disconnect/reconnect.

    When you are ready to return the device to your console:
    1) Open the application and do a scan.
    2) Choose your device, right click and "Enable XBOX Mode".
    **This needs to be done before your console will recognize the drive. If you forget to do this; your console will ask to reformat it (losing all your data).

    *WARNING*
    This application scans and makes modifications to the MBR of the drive. I take no responsibility for any damage done to the device or loss of data caused by utilizing this application.
    This has been tested on only a handful of drives; so there could be issues. Use at your own risk.
     

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  2. misterblue2000

    misterblue2000 New Member

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    How to read / play content on Xbox One

    Hi,

    Just discovered this great app and kudos for it. :D

    I have managed to copy an .mp4 video file to my new WD 1TB Passport drive using this utility. The .mp4 video file plays perfectly well on the Xbox 360, however I can't seem to play it on the Xbox one. When I explore the drive on the Xbox one, this file doesn't show up.... I can't see any apps either on the XB1 which would play it.

    Any ideas on how to play video files on the Xbox one that are stored on USB drives? I was hoping I could use the XB1 as a media device similar to using USB drives on the 360... I don't really want to be streaming, just wanted to play video files from a USB device...

    Thanks
     
  3. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    You cant sadly, when it comes to media playback the Xbox One is pretty much useless unfortunately.

    At this moment in time the best you can do is Stream MKV / AVI Video to the Xbox One using Plex Media Server

    A Plex client is also in development for the Xbox One, basically meaning you can chose the content you wish to Stream to the console, however its not out and not really what you want.

    You would honestly be better with a cheap £100 Nettop PC running XBMC for all your media playback requirements.
     
  4. Neoteam1

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    Is the 4KB the save of the game. If so how long till we start seeing modding apps. Also just read your post about being tested on a number of drives. Can you post the drives that its been tested on.
     
  5. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Nope its not the save game, i imagine it could be something unique to your console perhaps. Save games cant be copied on to external drives.
     
  6. Neoteam1

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    If you copy a game to the external HDD does the xbox not think that its run out of space and save the saves to the external HDD.
     
  7. InsaneNutter

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    My theory is that will happen if you fill the internal hard drive, however i'm no where near doing that to test it.
     
  8. misterblue2000

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    Great start getting an app to read / write content, well done. Basically the community are doing what M$ should be doing!
     
  9. misterblue2000

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, my new 1TB passport drive (Western Digital) seems a dubious investment now! It works fine but of course the XB1 won't play or even see any media files on the drive...

    I am going to use a Cyclone media box to play my content now, just means having to mess about with extra remote controllers but so be it. XB1 really should have had an extra 1 or 2 more HDMI input ports to be a true 'ONE' box. I love the xbox but unless microsoft really improve and sort media playback out as well as a really killer device like Oculus Rift or Project Morpheous,they will get left behind by PS4 etc.

    I know MS will argue that Wuaki, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc has loads of content, but they don't show everything you want...
     
  10. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    The console is improving however its far from been the "One" box you need under your TV, if it was capable of using a USB tuner like the PS3 or something along them lines then the TV functionality outside America would be a lot better. The Xbox One cant play music, view photos or play video files, something the 360 did from day one.

    It really is just a games console that can play Blu-rays at the moment to me, which is fine as that's all i purchased it for. Just kind of annoying i can think of so many more ways to improve the console.
     
  11. Neoteam1

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    I cant get my drive to open in this. the laptop find it but when I scan nothing comes up. also I am running as admin on windows 7
     
  12. trsbox

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    Hello,

    First off, thank you for making this software. Is there any chance of it getting ported to linux?

    Here is the issue I am having:

    I run linux and my main OS with windows running under VirtualBox.

    I am able to change the drive to PC mode, log off Windows and copy files to the HD (videos).

    When I plug the HD into the XboxOne, it reads the drive and I can access my video content. However, in order to use it for games and apps as well, I need to reformat again on the XboxOne.

    I tried reactivating to XboxOne HD with the software but I get the blue screen. I also tried instructions in post #15 with no results.
     
  13. Mahmoud Ghallab

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    Is there a place where I can download xbox One games and copy it to the external hard via this method? I don't have a great connection so i want my friend to download it for me.
     
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  14. mjc

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    I try to run this and I never see any drives. I can see the drive in device manager but that is it.
     
  15. InsaneNutter

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    Are you running the tool with admin rights?
     
  16. SageoftheSixpaths

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    is there a way to get games and title updates on a PC and running it on console via external drive. my office has a unlimited connection, my home, not so much. any ideas are welcomed

    EDIT: so I've gotten download links for the games i want to install from xbox live but they are not saved in the two file system as shown above. so that's where i'm stuck

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  17. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Is this on the Xbox One, if so how did you get the links?
     
  18. SageoftheSixpaths

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    Used my PC as a gateway and monitored the traffic of the network. that's how i got the links
     
  19. anphuong1679

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    Cho mình cảm ơn bài viết của bạn nhé
     
  20. BusyB23

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    Hi i have been trying to use this program on my computer, but after i format my drive on my xbox one and go thru the process on the program. it doesnt recognize as mounted on my computer. is their a reason for that??
     

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