How to Copy Music From a Jump Drive to Xbox 360

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How to Copy Music From a Jump Drive to Xbox 360
Copying music files from a USB stick to the Xbox is easy. (Video game controller image by Christopher Meder from

Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles can play music from within their main menu or "Dashboard." Music files can be stored on either the system's hard drive or a USB memory stick ("jump drive"). Copying music files between your Xbox 360 and a USB stick is easy and can be done from the Dashboard.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Power on your Xbox 360 console and wait for the Dashboard to load. Insert your USB jump drive that contains the music files you want to copy to the 360's hard-drive.

  2. 2

    Move the analogue stick on your controller over to the right until you see the "Music" tab. Select it by pressing "A" and select "USB Memory Device." The console will display a list of all playable music files on your USB device.

  3. 3

    Select "Copy Files to Hard Drive" from the console's menu and press "A" on the controller. The Xbox 360 will begin copying your music files to the system's hard drive and they can be accessed at any time after the copying process completes.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure that your Xbox 360's hard drive has enough free space to copy music files from your jump drive. You can manage your 360's memory from the "System" tab in the Dashboard.

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