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FATXplorer works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

The latest version of FATXplorer is currently, released on March 26, 2015. Version History and Change Logs

FATXplorer is 100% portable. You can put it anywhere you want, even on a flash drive!

The seven day trial period starts when you first open FATXplorer. There is no way to stop the timer, so make sure you open it when you are ready!

Trial extension codes are offered if seven days is not enough time to fully evaluate all of the features. If you need an extension, contact FATXplorer support.

Xbox 360 Memory Unit Driver

Installation of this driver is essential for FATXplorer’s device detection¬†engine to detect memory-units like the one pictured below.

NOTE: This driver is ONLY for memory-units, you can see a picture of one above. You don’t need to install this driver if you aren’t using that device.

  • Eaton

    Thanks for the update, good to hear it worked out!

  • l FLAMEZ l

    Does this work on the latest dash? (was a dash update recently)

  • Eaton

    The USB patches? Yes, they were recently updated for the latest dashboard and can be provided on request.

  • fjksa

    can you make a mac os version please?? Ive been searching everywhere for this

  • Eaton

    Hi fjksa, thank you for the suggestion, but a Mac version is not planned at this time. I would suggest dual-booting Windows to enjoy FATXplorer.

  • John Z

    This doesn’t make any sense. I have tried the 7-day trial program but virtually none of the usable features can be tried on the 7-day trial program. Not sure I’d want to spend $30 not knowing whether it’d work as intended, when almost all critical features are locked down.

  • Eaton

    Hi John, typically, all of the “one-time-use” features are locked down. Is there a feature you believe should not be blocked? Some of the formatters will be unblocked in the next update.

  • RastaDan2143
  • RastaDan2143

    this program does work i shared a link below ,tutorial how to setup external Hdd on xbox 360 xbox 1

  • RastaDan2143
  • RastaDan2143

    if you are softmodding an original xbox upgrade the internal Hdd that is the proper way of going about that

  • RastaDan2143

    try using program on a different pc

  • RastaDan2143

    if you own a Xbox 360 buy this program it is well worth the price actually for how much it helps its worth even more than what they sell it for why buy xbox 360 hdd with this program you can turn any ext hdd into an xbox 360 hdd

  • RastaDan2143

    dude this program is Awesome it does work check the link i posted above program works awesome its super easy to use if you are having probs try on different pc

  • Jason B

    My son has an Xbox 360 w/ a 20GB (or 25GB) HDD> For Christmas I bought him a 120GB drive (and a transfer cable) thinking that it would be easy to move stuff from point A to point B. I’ve spent a few days/hours working on this and nothing I am trying works.


    This app (fatxplorer) looks like it may work – but again I have no clue.

    This shouldn’t be this hard – but then again I have almost zero knowledge when it comes to Xbox.

    Any help would be appreciated. AT this point I wish I could just pay someone to do it for me…

  • Eaton

    Hi Jason, it’s very easy to transfer content with FATXplorer, here’s a basic rundown on how to do it:
    1. Integrate the first drive’s Content Partition into Windows and copy the Content folder to your computer somewhere.
    2. Disconnect the drive and connect the destination drive.
    3. Mount that drive’s Content Partition and copy the Content folder that is now on your PC onto the new drive.

    Doing a copy and paste of the Content folder is a complete transfer of all your content.

  • Jason B

    If it is as easy as a copy and paste (copy all content from old HDD to PC, paste all content from PC to new HDD). I’m in! As soon as I get home I’ll purchase and move the stuff!

  • Eaton

    Yup! If you need any help doing it, send in a support request here and I can answer any questions:

  • bob

    I can’t integrate it just says that the file already exists and I can’t see the drive anywhere

  • Eaton

    Hi Bob, you selected a drive letter that is currently in use. Pick another one and it will work fine.

  • Daniel

    Can i use FatXplorer to reformat my original xbox 360 hard drive that i have previously formatted on a pc?

    I have no back up of the harddrive i didn’t think that formatting on my pc would prevent it from working on the xbox.

    The reason why i formatted the harddrive was because i suspected the hard drive to be faulty and the only way i knew to be sure was to format it and use SMART to check it had a few bad sectors and i managed to get some fixed by fully wiping the drive it currently only has one bad sector. I need to reformat so i can use it on the xbox again.

    My xbox will not recognize the harddrive it makes a horrible churning noise coming from the harddrive when i load it up

  • Eaton

    Hi Daniel, unfortunately FATXplorer will not be helpful in this case. When you formatted the drive you erased something called the Security Sector. It is different for every drive and once lost, the drive is no longer usable on any Xbox 360 console and there’s no way to fix it unless you made a backup of it.

    More info:

    If the drive is making noises you should definitely just replace it. I wouldn’t risk data loss.

  • Isiah

    I download and it say 0 of 7 days. Can I get a new code? Email me @ w/ the coed if possible.

  • Eaton

    Hi Isiah, I’d be happy to, but i need your Limit Code. Please use the contact form and enter your Limit Code:

  • billy

    hey i need help with this, i have a paid for the full programme and have a unformatted hard drive, a transfer lead and a new hard drive ready to transfer my stuff over but dont know how to do it so please help, my hdd got unformatted by the update on xbox and i want to recover my stuff and put it on the new hard drive as its bigger then the new one. ty in advance can you email me a video or talk be through it please

  • Eaton

    Responded to your email. Please continue the discussion there.

  • Adrian Curry

    hey i have a question can you know how you format the usb with the xbox 360 with this program can i format it the same way so i can use it on modio for my gamesaves without the xbox 360 to make my usb memory unit

  • Eaton

    Hi, yes, FATXplorer will format it so you can use it with Modio and your game saves.

  • Captain Zar

    would the hddhackr tool help make the drive into a 360 drive? (setting aside the mechanical issues)

  • Eaton

    Yes, it only works on Western Digital drives, though.

  • RastaDan2143

    if you have all that all you need to do is first you want to have the hdd attached to the 360 then with the data transfer cable hook the cable to the new hdd turn xbox on go to system settings then storage then from there select the drive you want to transfer from then you can select transfer all select then transfer data to the new drive

  • OldSpiceBeardGuy

    Eaton, I think you have a great program here, but would have to agree with John Z: nothing seems to work in the trial period. None of the formatting tools or the USB patcher. Since I don’t have any external devices currently formatted in FATX, the Devices tab doesn’t do me any good, either. I have new USB drives that are not reading on my console (while an old, 2GB drive I got from a conference as a freebie does. In all ports) and thought this would be a solution. Am I missing something on the trial period? Thanks!!

  • Eaton

    Hi, some formatters will be free in the upcoming update:

    However, as stated, those formatters are really only for drives that are already formatted. It can’t format new ones due to security restrictions outlined here:

    There aren’t any plans to make the USB formatter free. Mainly because it’s a one-time use feature.

  • ash

    hi i’m having a problem with my xbox 360, when i format the hd to fatx and i inserted in my xbox it won’t read the hd is there something i’m doing wrong? also how do i put the dashboard on the hd?. I’m using a 250gb Hitachi also does the security sector work with all hd or just western digital?

  • Eaton

    Hi Ash, this sounds exactly like a Security Sector issue. Make sure you are using the one that came with the drive. More info:

    WD drives can be modified to work on your console via a special program named HDD Hacker. More info in the link above.

  • ash

    Hi Easton thank you for getting back too me, I backup the sector from my old drive and placed it in my new drive also copied the content folder and placed it in the new drive I tested the drive and still no luck my xbox 360 won’t detect the hd

  • Eaton

    Hi ash, the issue is that you are copying the Security Sector to the new drive. That won’t work. Every Security Sector is unique per drive. It will not work on any other drives. So if the drive was never made for Xbox 360, there’s no way to make it work, unless it is a WD drive and you use HDD Hacker to change the firmware.


    My hard drive for my 360 now says it’s unformatted, after working perfectly fine just two days ago. My wife declined a system update on saturday night, and that was the last time I believe I saw it working ok. I’ve read some other comments on here with the same issue, but I want to know if there is a way to see if I have any data still on my hard drive before I decide to buy your service. Is this possible?

  • Eaton

    Hi, that’s a common issue. There’s no way to know until you go through with the service. Good news though, if no data is recovered, you get a full refund, so you don’t need to worry about spending money and possibly getting nothing in return.

  • Sebastiaan

    i’ve got an unformatted HDD.
    when i try to open it with fatxplorer it gives failures. (file error)

    how can i restore the savegames that were on the HDD.

    both, integrate into windows and open with FATXplorer do nothing.

  • Eaton

    Hi Sebastiaan, check this page out, it has all the details you need:

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