Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

Discus and support Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Hi. Recently, my grandson dropped his Xbox One and would no longer output video. We bought him a refurbished unit, but all of his saved games are on... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by MikeLaw1, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. MikeLaw1
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    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive


    Hi.

    Recently, my grandson dropped his Xbox One and would no longer output video. We bought him a refurbished unit, but all of his saved games are on the old drive. Also, even though he knows his gamertag, he forgot what email address was associated with it.

    I was going to just swap out the old drive into the new Xbox, but I'm not sure yet whether the drive works or if the data is intact. My plan is to put it in an external drive enclosure and try to access the data and get it over to the new Xbox.

    Once I get the drive into the enclosure would it be as easy as just plugging it into the Xbox or would I need to connect to a PC and make modifications? What is the best method for this and what are the potential issues I could face? Is there a step-by-step
    somewhere I could follow?

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    MikeLaw1, Sep 5, 2019
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  2. Smwutches Win User

    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

    Unfortunately you would still need his account information in order to properly use any of the save data on the new console as he would still need to be able to sign into his account. As already stated, if he was signed in while playing, his saves would
    have been stored on the cloud and not the hard drive, so the hard drive would only have the game files which can be redownloaded once he signs into his account.

    The internal hard drives on the Xbox Ones are not meant to be removed and swapped and the Xbox files are not meant to be seen on a PC. There would be no way for you to recover the files on his hard drive without breaking the terms of service and risking
    banishment. As such, that cannot be discussed on the forums.
  3. denis97g Win User

    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

  4. mocoworm Win User

    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

    Does he not have any screenshots on his phone or other social media that will show the email address? I know it's a long shot but I have pics that show mine when I have taken a pic of my gamerscore for example from my dashboard.
  5. MikeLaw1 Win User

    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

    His saves are saved in the cloud in his profile, the ideal would be to remember this email.
    That would be ideal, but I've had no luck getting him to remember.
  6. MikeLaw1 Win User

    Retrieving saved games, etc. from removed Xbox One hard drive

    Hi! if you played with your console connected to the internet, usually saves are also stored on the cloud. You just have to start the game with the account that played and it should sync the save automatically. If you don't remember the email, you
    can try to recover it https://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-account/microsoft-account/forgot-microsoft-account-solution
    I already tried that method. We thought we figured out the most likely email address, but the password reset didn't work. It stated we didn't have enough information to prove it was him. When he set this up his account he was 10 or 11 so he doesn't remember.
    Who knows what information he put in to identify himself?

    That's why I'm trying to find a method to recover all this information from the original drive, preferably without having to install the drive into the new Xbox.
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