How to Copy Files From One Xbox 360 to Another One

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How to Copy Files From One Xbox 360 to Another One
A USB drive lets you copy files from one Xbox 360 to another. (usb flash drive image by Bosko Martinovic from

When using your Xbox 360 video game system, you save your important game files, gamertag, movies, and music to an external hard drive device (HDD). Often times you may find yourself playing on a friend's Xbox 360 that does not contain your gamertag or savegame files. But you can copy files from your Xbox 360 to another, using a USB drive.

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Things you need

  • USB hard drive device

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  1. 1

    Insert your USB drive into a USB port located on the front of your Xbox 360.

  2. 2

    Locate and select the "Memory" sub-menu from the "My Xbox" main menu on the Xbox "Dashboard."

  3. 3

    Choose the storage device that holds the desired files on the storage device management screen.

  4. 4

    Locate and select the files you wish to copy by highlighting them and pushing "A" on your Xbox 360 controller.

  5. 5

    Choose the "Copy" option on the resulting screen and select the USB device as the destination drive. Once all desired files are on the USB hard drive, remove the device.

  6. 6

    Insert the USB drive into the USB port located on the front of the other Xbox 360.

  7. 7

    Access the "Memory" sub-menu from the "My Xbox" main menu in the Xbox "Dashboard."

  8. 8

    Select the USB drive in the storage management screen.

  9. 9

    Select the desired files on the USB drive, choose the "Move" option, then select the Xbox 360's HDD as the destination device. The files will be copied to the Xbox 360.

Tips and warnings

  • Some content is tied to your gamertag. If you wish to use this content on another Xbox 360 make sure you copy your gamertag over as well.

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