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    Move or Copy Xbox One Games and Apps Between Storage Devices

    Move or Copy Xbox One Games and Apps Between Storage Devices

    How to Move or Copy Games and Apps Between Storage Devices on Xbox One
    Published by Category: Gaming
    22 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Move or Copy Games and Apps Between Storage Devices on Xbox One

    information   Information
    The Xbox One is equipped with a 500 GB or 1 TB internal hard drive depending on which console you purchased. Most of this space is available for storing games and apps, though some is reserved for saved games, console software, and other important system functions.

    A triple-A game on Xbox One can use around 20 GB and 40 GB of storage space on a drive. Installing a lot of games can quickly use up the internal drive space of your Xbox One.

    If you connected and setup an external storage drive to your Xbox One, you will be able to copy or move games and apps between the Xbox One's internal drive and connected external drive(s).

    This tutorial will show you how to manage external storage to move or copy games and apps between storage devices on Xbox One.

    Note   Note
    Cloud saves let you play games on multiple consoles. If you have more than one Xbox One console, or if you want to play games at a friend's house, you can store your saved games in the cloud (on our Xbox Live servers). This way you can continue playing a game on a different console, right from where you left off.

    See: Using Cloud Game Saves | Xbox One




    Here's How:

    1. While on the Home screen, scroll down and select My games & apps. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Select Games or Apps on the left menu for what you want to copy or move, and select the storage device that contains the game(s) or apps(s) you want to move or copy. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Highlight a game or app you want to move or copy. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Press the menu button on your Xbox One wireless controller. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select Manage game or Manage app. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Do step 7 (manage all) or step 8 (manage single) for what you want to do.


     7. To Move or Copy All Games and Apps from Selected Storage Device

    A) Highlight the selected storage device to move or copy from. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Press the menu button on your Xbox One wireless controller. (see screenshot below)

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    C) Select Move all or Copy all for what you want to do, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

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     8. To Move or Copy Only Selected Game or App from Selected Storage Device

    A) Highlight the game or app you want to move or copy. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Press the menu button on your Xbox One wireless controller. (see screenshot below)

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    C) Select Move or Copy for what you want to do, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

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    9. Select Move, Copy, Move all, or Copy all to confirm. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    The option you have here will depend on what you selected in step 7C or step 8C above.


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    10. Xbox One will now perform the select action (ex: move). (see screenshot below)

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    11. When finished, the game(s) and/or app(s) will be moved or copied to the other storage device (ex: external USB). (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    This could take a long time to finish depending on how much you selected to copy or move.


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    12. If you like, press the Xbox button on your Xbox One wireless controller to go back to the Home screen. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    13 Oct 2018 #1

    Hello
    i must admit I have only read through this tutorial quickly, but have spent some time trying to move / copy games between xbox1 hard drives. I have the internal 1TB HDD and 2x 2TB external hard drives.....can not find how to copy from any HDD to any HDD, it keeps defaulting to the source / destination I don’t want ( be so much easier to havetwo rows of radio buttons, Source & Target ) but why would MS make anything easy LOL
    so is there a simple way I can chose source and target out of 3 drives ?

    also spent ages trying to get a different 2TB HDD to work, just kept coming up as a media device....

    had similar issues with the 2nd external 2TB HDD until I formatted it as GPT then it worked....sorry I digressed ......

    red dwarf 4ever
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Oct 2018 #2

    Hello Red Dwarf,

    When setting up the external drive, you should be able to select to Install new things here at step 7 below. The screenshots may have changed a bit with the new OS version on Xbox, but it should help get you there.

    Set Up External Storage on Xbox One | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    13 Oct 2018 #3

    Hello
    Yes that’s still the way, in fact under the HDD s there is a transfer option which once clicked takes you back to the main screen, I assumed this st up the HDD as the source, might be correct, once games have been selected and copy or move selected it asks which HDD you want to copy / move to.....so simple, I didn’t do that last step so didn’t see that.
    so looks like select transfer on the HDD you want as source then chose the target drive once copy or move is selected
    but getting HDD s recognised is still an issue, luckily I had 2 x 2TBB HDD s I could repurpose....

    thank you
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Oct 2018 #4

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