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Restoring a formatted Xbox 360 Hard Drive? Answered

My 120Gb hard drive wasnt working right so i formatted it and lost everything, i bought a 20Gb and want to restore my 120Gb back to normal so i can transfer stuff from the 120GB to 20GB.

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giersh

9 years ago

Xbox and Xbox 360 both use the FATx file system.  you can take the HD out of the 360 HD case and connect it to a SATA port on a desktop, download xplorer360 and see what's left of the data on it.  if it WAS full-formatted, then frollard is right.  game over.  if it was a quick format, then the data is still there, and just the reference to it is gone.  there MIGHT be hope, but not likely....

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ecknight6754

9 years ago

if you have already formatted the 120 then all data is lost

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frollardecknight6754

Answer 9 years ago

game over man; game over. There are unformat utilites - but I don't know what filesystem the xbox uses (ntfs?) and if it can be un-formatted. if it was a full-format you're fully toast. If it was a quick format you might be able to restore some of it. Either way, you need an adapter cable that converts the xbox hdd connector to sata + power.