How to Copy XBox 360 Game Save Files

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How to Copy XBox 360 Game Save Files
Xbox 360 memory card and carry case (Microsoft)

The Xbox 360 console supports two main storage options. You can store games and game files on a hard drive that can range in size from 20GB to 250GB. You can also store files on a memory card; memory cards can have up to 4GB of storage room in 2010. These options make your game saves portable. You can take your hard drive or memory card with you and use it on another console, or move all your data to a new console you've purchased.

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Things you need

  • Xbox 360 memory card

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn your Xbox 360 on and log in to your gamer profile.

  2. 2

    Select "My Xbox" from the dashboard. Then, select "System Settings."

  3. 3

    Select "Memory" and then "All Devices."

  4. 4

    Choose "Games" and select a game with a save file you want to copy.

  5. 5

    Look for files with a "Saved Game" label. Some games have more than one save file. Others have one file for all saves.

  6. 6

    Choose a saved game file and select "Copy." Pick the device you want to copy the file to. Choose to copy from the hard drive to a memory card for the best portability.

Tips and warnings

  • Xbox 360 consoles equipped with a hard drive out of the box will save game files to the hard drive by default. Consoles with no hard drive have a built-in memory card where they save files. In both scenarios, the default storage device can transfer data to any other supported device you purchase.

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