Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It

Discus and support Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; In Xbox PC App's settings I can see both my drives. [img] However when I want to download games, the E drive only appears in some games, only a few... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by Muratcan Bilgiç, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It


    In Xbox PC App's settings I can see both my drives.


    Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It [​IMG]


    However when I want to download games, the E drive only appears in some games, only a few actually. Here are examples from Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5.


    Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It [​IMG]



    Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It [​IMG]


    This wasn't an issue before. I just realized this today. How can I get my games to download on E drive.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Muratcan Bilgiç, Nov 11, 2021
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  2. L4c3rd4 Win User

    Xbox PC App Recognizes External Drive But Doesn't Let Games To Download On It

    Hello dear Gamer, first it's a pleasure to be able to help you today.

    My name is Vinicius.

    I am a gamer and independent advisor on the XBOX community platform.

    Hey Muratcan, how are you today? Hope you're well.

    1. Go to "my computer" > Select the disk you want to save files from now on.

    2. There will be a folder called "Windows apps" > Right click and select properties > security > advanced.

    3. Another tab will appear, click continue (for this, your account must have admin privileges).

    4. Where is owner click "change" > then "Advanced" > Then "find now" > Then choose "Authenticated Users" > Click OK, then OK again and click apply.

    5. After this rename the WindowsApps folder to WindowsApps.old

    6. Create a new folder called WindowsApps.

    NOTE: It is important that you rename the folder according to step 5 and create another one according to step 6, otherwise it won't work.

    7. Restart the PC.

    8. Then try changing the save location for new apps and games in the settings again.

    9. If it still doesn't work for you, delete the WpSystem folder on your E drive: it should allow you to change download locations without an error.

    You could also try to download on the Disc C: and move it to E: once it's installed.
  3. reddevildj Win User

    external hard drive

    I got an external hard drive for my Xbox One and installed everything on it, yesterday i turned off the Xbox while i was on a game and now my Xbox doesn't recognize the hard drive but when i connected it to my PC it is recognized.
  4. XenoBogusOne Win User

    Update 1407 Broke External Drive

    Solution: Had to plug the external drive into a computer, format it, plug it back into the xbox one, let the xbox format it, and was good to go.

    Don't know why this happened and had to re-download games but it the xbox now recognizes the external drive
  5. Frathos Win User

    Xbox is not detecting my external hardrive.

    Sometimes external HDD die, have you tried connecting the drive to your PC to see if it can recognize it? If the PC doesn't see it too then it's probably the external storage that is faulty.
  6. RogMiCa Win User

    External harddrive for media not recognised by Xbox one

    My external hard drive has been having issues since the new dashboard update. Now I have to turn on the Xbox two to three times to get it to recognize it. Also, yesterday, it wouldn't let me download a game to the external hard drive. I was able to download
    it to the internal hard drive but only when the external wasn't recognized. For some strange reason, now when the external hard drive is working, I can't reset the console, I have to turn it completely off. Pressing the reboot option causes the Xbox to sit
    with a black screen and never reboots.
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