Why can't I play game from my external hard drive

Discus and support Why can't I play game from my external hard drive in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; As of recently I've gotten a problem with my hard drive i can play my games and use my apps until my hardrive starts working and I can't access... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by Enderassassin58, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Why can't I play game from my external hard drive


    As of recently I've gotten a problem with my hard drive i can play my games and use my apps until my hardrive starts working and I can't access anything from that point forward other than my settings.

    :)
     
    Enderassassin58, Nov 14, 2018
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  2. OrcaAmity
    OrcaAmity Guest
    Why Can't I Always Download To My External Hard Drive?

    I have an external hard drive that hardly has anything in it and my Xbox always detects my external hard drive when I boot-up. Why is it now every time I want to download a game I have to free-up space in my internal hard drive? Why can't I download to my
    external hard drive anymore? I'm fed-up with this. I paid a lot of money for an external hard drive and I have to keep on uninstalling games from my internal hard drive to download new games. Then when I want to play the other ones again and I to uninstall
    something else and spend ages install the other game again. My external hard drive has only used about 30GB's and it's a 1TB hard drive. I just bought GTA V and I had to uninstall two games from my internal hard drive. It should have downloaded to my external
    hard drive. How do I fix this? Thanks.
     
    OrcaAmity, Nov 14, 2018
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  3. External hard drive problems

    I was playing Xbox one evening and my console froze, so I restarted and tried playing again, most of my games were installed on my external hard drive. I tried playing every game I had on my external hard drive and none would start.

    I completely reset my console and external hard drive, i installed games on my internal hard drive and they all work, but the games I installed on my external hard drive still do not work.
     
    CanadianSnipper, Nov 14, 2018
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  4. XBF Nestor S
    XBF Nestor S Guest

    Why can't I play game from my external hard drive

    Hey Assassin thanks for brining this issue to us!

    We are sorry this issue has come up but rest assured we are here to assist. First things first the issue sounds like it could be coming from
    the problem might be on the actual OS of the console so we would suggest a

    Soft Factory Reset
    (while keeping games and apps) IF AND ONLY IF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA IS MET:

    • There is a stable network connection.
    • The information for all profiles is known (email and passwords)
    Once the setup is complete it will ask if we want to keep settings or manual setup lets do manual setup. Give it a shot and let us know of any changes!
     
    XBF Nestor S, Nov 14, 2018
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  5. XBF Nestor S Win User

    Why can't I play game from my external hard drive

    Hey Assassin thanks for brining this issue to us!

    We are sorry this issue has come up but rest assured we are here to assist. First things first the issue sounds like it could be coming from
    the problem might be on the actual OS of the console so we would suggest a

    Soft Factory Reset
    (while keeping games and apps) IF AND ONLY IF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA IS MET:

    • There is a stable network connection.
    • The information for all profiles is known (email and passwords)
    Once the setup is complete it will ask if we want to keep settings or manual setup lets do manual setup. Give it a shot and let us know of any changes!
  6. {Parity} Win User

    Harddrive questions

    You can't disable the internal hard drive. Go ahead and attach an external hard drive and move all you games/apps/saves to it and run your games from the external drive.
  7. uG87 by RAW Win User

    is there a possibility to create a second account on my new external 2,5 SDD

    @BookishFlunky90

    # It is easy to create a new GAMERTAG, but I want to save everything from the new GAMERTAG on the external hard drive

    # The reason why I want to create a new ACCOUNT/GAMERTAG for family members and guests on an external hard drive is:

    1. the second Gamertag will get an other email and own XBOX LIVE ACCOUNT

    2. I will install different games which I won't play, but family members will play

    3. I want to split the games between the hard drive from the XBOX ONE ELITE and the external hard drive

    4. so they(user from the new/second GAMERTAG) can install/play what they want on the external hard drive

    # U are right that we had more free space on the XBOX 360!
  8. SMG90x Win User

    Xbox One Hard Drive already to small.

    So when i buy an external hard drive do will that add on to my console storage or do games i install install to the external hard drive and my xbox one will play them from there? just curious
  9. BriBear Win User

    Xbox issue

    I moved my games from the internal hard drive to the external hard drive to see if my games won't kick me to the dashboard I tried it yesterday with a external hard drive I had never used for my Xbox. My games were never on the external hard drive they
    were in the internal hard drive. Also I downloaded trove and it kicks me to the dashboard as well.
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