External hard drive missing after update

Discus and support External hard drive missing after update in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; August update 8/30/19. Today xbox one x updated and my external hard drive is not recognize anymore? I have un plugged trying other ports, multiple... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by SwedishFU Pump, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. External hard drive missing after update


    August update 8/30/19.

    Today xbox one x updated and my external hard drive is not recognize anymore? I have un plugged trying other ports, multiple restarts of the hard drive and xbox, this sucks its 5t and all my games are there.

    There was no issues till the update?

    :)
     
    SwedishFU Pump, Sep 2, 2019
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  2. Onyx Is Here Win User

    External hard drive missing after update

    Sorry to hear it. If you haven't already try a factory reset on the console to see if that helps. There's an option to keep installed games and apps so you won't need to redownload them and your saves are safe on the Cloud. You can read how to do a reset
    via this link https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/reset-console-to-factory-defaults

    If that does not work the issue may lie with the drive itself and may need to be replaced. However, you could try the steps listed below to reformat the drive and then re-attach it to your Xbox. Please be aware that these steps will result in all games
    and apps being deleted from the drive. Your saves will still be safe.

    If you need to reformat your external hard drive on the PC please follow the steps below to have the PC recognize the drive.

    1. On the PC go to the Start Menu and type Disk Management in the search bar then press enter. If any pop up come up just click Cancel

    2. Search for the drive on the list. It should have a red arrow next to it and say that it's not initialized

    3. Select Initialize in the pop up menu. Don't change any info on the next menu

    4. Right click on the drive and select New Simple Volume

    5. Click next on all screens until you see Finish. Click it

    From here you should have a notification that you've connected a new hard drive. You can now find it in the PC folder, right click on it and select Format. I would recommend unchecking the option for the fast format and let it do a full one.

    You can read the article on how to do the reset via this link
    https://www.gottabemobile.com/how-to-fix-your-hard-drive-after-using-it-for-xbox-one/


    One final note. If you do not see an option to Initialize the disc right click on the drive and select Convert to MBR. Others have luck in selecting this option to have the disc be read by the console without reformatting it.
  3. StuartATrueRed Win User

    External hard drive missing after update

    Try plugging your hard drive into your PC to make sure it is recognized on there as well. If not, then download the hard drive tools from the manufacturer website to check to see if the hard drive has any issues which the tools may be able to fix.
  4. AngelObullets Win User

    Can't play apex legends because of this error...

    Could be the external hard drive causing the issue then it won't be the first time I seen errors appearing after updates on external hard drives. Try installing it on internal drive instead if you can?.
  5. XAimerGamerX Win User

    External Hard Drive

    seems to a lot of problems with external hard drives after the recent update
  6. M3tal Daz3 Win User

    Major issue

    Hard reset, remove/add external hard drive, hard reset again.

    Are the missing games on the external or internal storage?
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