How to Move Game Files to Another Xbox One

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2024 by

If you’re an avid gamer, you know how frustrating it can be to have to redownload all of your game files when switching to a new Xbox One. Luckily, there is a way to transfer your game files to another Xbox One without having to go through the lengthy download process. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to move game files to another Xbox One.

Back Up Your Game Files

Before you can transfer your game files, you’ll need to back them up onto an external hard drive. This will ensure that your game progress and data are saved and can be transferred to the new Xbox One. To back up your game files, follow these steps:

  1. Connect an external hard drive to your current Xbox One.
  2. Go to “My Games & Apps” and select the game you want to back up.
  3. Press the “Menu” button on your controller and select “Manage game & add-ons.”
  4. Select “Move all” and choose the external hard drive as the destination.
  5. Wait for the transfer to complete.

Set Up Your New Xbox One

Once you have backed up your game files, you can set up your new Xbox One. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Connect your new Xbox One to the internet and sign in to your Xbox Live account.
  2. Go to “My Games & Apps” and select “Ready to install.”
  3. Find the game you want to transfer and select “Install.”
  4. Once the installation starts, pause it and go back to “My Games & Apps.”

Transfer Your Game Files

Now that you have both Xbox One consoles set up, you can transfer your game files from the external hard drive to the new console. Follow these steps to complete the transfer:

  1. Connect the external hard drive to your new Xbox One.
  2. Go to “My Games & Apps” and select “Ready to install.”
  3. Find the game you want to transfer and select “Install.”
  4. Once the installation starts, pause it and go back to “My Games & Apps.”
  5. Press the “Menu” button on your controller and select “Manage game & add-ons.”
  6. Select “Move all” and choose the internal hard drive as the destination.
  7. Wait for the transfer to complete.

Troubleshooting

If you encounter any issues during the transfer process, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure both Xbox One consoles are connected to the internet.
  • Check that you are signed in to the same Xbox Live account on both consoles.
  • Ensure that the external hard drive is formatted for use with Xbox One.
  • If the transfer fails, try restarting both consoles and attempting the transfer again.

Conclusion

Transferring game files to another Xbox One may seem like a daunting task, but with these simple steps, you can easily move your game progress and data to a new console. By backing up your game files and following the transfer process, you can save time and continue playing your favorite games without having to start from scratch. Have you successfully transferred your game files to another Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.

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