4 years strong!

4 years ago, the very first version of FATXplorer was released. If you’re curious what the v1.x line looked like, here’s a picture:

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FATXplorer has come a long way since its early days. If you compare that picture to the looks of the current version, you can see it has improved dramatically over the past few years. It has grown from a simple explorer shell to having a fully-featured Windows Integration driver, and it’s still not done! There’s still more on the way! 2.6 is planned before the end of the year, which is going to have a lot of improvements. A beta will be distributed to customers when it is ready. It’s going to have an updated integration driver, numerous backend changes, and several interface enhancements. There won’t be any significant new features, but there are plans for 2 more Toolkit View additions in the near future.

To celebrate this occasion, a coupon code has been created. Enter it during checkout and you get 100% off your purchase. That’s right.. FREE! No strings attached, but the coupon is only good for 5 uses, so make sure you act fast before someone else does! I will update this post when the code has been exhausted. Limit one per customer!

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Thanks for reading! Safe travels to you and your family during this busy holiday season!

-Eaton

Announcing a new partnership with BounceBack Data Recovery

Like all hard-drives, over time, Xbox 360 hard-drives start to fail. Eventually they will fail to the point where the Xbox 360 console can no longer read the drive’s content – putting all of your gaming content out of reach. FATXplorer is usually able to help people recover most, if not all, of their data, assuming critical sections of the drive are still intact. However, there are many cases where FATXplorer can’t help, cases where critical sections of the drive are damaged. FATXplorer can’t get around this damage. There isn’t much to do in these cases except to tell people FATXplorer isn’t able to help them – a very hard sentence to say to someone who may have lost years of gaming content. That was the past, things have just changed!

Today, a new partnership is being announced with BounceBack Data Recovery. They have outstanding credentials and customers themselves have voiced their positive satisfaction with the company and their services.

What does this partnership mean?

In a nutshell, if FATXplorer support is unable to recover your data due to physical drive failure, BounceBack Data Recovery can physically repair it to a state where recovery is possible. This means that you have to ship your drive to their facility where they will professionally clean and repair your damaged drive. They will then use FATXplorer to recover as much of your data as possible, put it on a new drive, and send it to you.

How do I get started?

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16537 USB patch now available!

The USB patch for the latest Xbox 360 dashboard version (16537) is now available.

The download packages on the site have been updated to include this patch.

For those who already have FATXplorer, you can grab it here.

If you run into any problems with this new patch, post a comment here.

Enjoy!

HDD, MU, and IMU formatters to be free in the next update

Starting in v2.5.3, the HDD, MU, and IMU formatters will be usable in the trial version. They are normally features only usable with a paid license.

Why?

A lot of people get confused and sometimes think that the formatters can make any device usable on the Xbox 360 console. A lot of people purchase FATXplorer with that in mind, only to be disappointed and request a refund. In an effort to eliminate false purchases and to alleviate confusion, it has been decided that these 3 formatters will be made free.

New customers are now free to take advantage of the formatters during the 7 day trial period. However, once that expires, you will still need to purchase a license to use them, but they are tools you should only really need once.

The USB formatter will remain a paid feature.

Next update coming soon

It’s been rather quiet here, so I thought I would post an update.

Work on the next maintenance update has been in progress for some time. A lot of issues (nothing too big) have been fixed and several features improved based on customer feedback.

I will have more to share soon, along with a fairly large announcement about USB stuff!

16203 USB patch hotfix now available!

A small bugfix has been made to the USB patch. It addresses a problem that arose when the Unconfigure option was selected on the Xbox 360 dashboard.

The download packages have been updated on the website, so all new users will have this fix by default.

For existing users, you can download the new patch file here and place it in your USB Patches folder. Then use the Console USB Patcher to create the new kxam.patch for your console.

This is not a mandatory update, but if you have a free moment, it might be a good idea to update your patch file.

Commitment to the next generation

On May 21st the next generation Xbox console is going to be revealed. It is definitely going to be an interesting reveal. With this in mind, several people have sent in support requests asking if FATXplorer will support next generation storage devices.

The answer is yes, support is planned, but remains uncertain. Will they implement a brand new file system? Will they force users to store content in the cloud? Whatever happens, I am looking forward to playing around with the next generation console’s storage systems as soon as possible.

Support for Xbox 360 storage devices will continue past the launch of the next console. I doubt 70 million Xbox 360 consoles are going to disappear anytime soon!

Website restored

That was not the cleanest migration. Something that was supposed to take a weekend ended up taking two weeks.

Long story short, FATXplorer is now on a new server. It is substantially faster than it was before and you should immediately notice the improvements. An SSL certificate has also been installed, so you may now (optionally) browse the site with a secured https connection.

If you notice a problem somewhere that may be related to the migration, please post a comment below.

In other news, now that the migration is done, the next minor FATXplorer update will be released in the near future. No big changes, just several fixes and enhancements.

16203 USB patch now available!

The USB patch for the latest Xbox 360 dashboard version (16203) is now available.

The download packages on the site have been updated to include this patch.

For those who already have FATXplorer, you can grab it here.

Normally the goal is for an updated USB patch to be posted the day of or after the release of the corresponding xeBuild. It was done on schedule, but held back while investigating a possible bug. That investigation has pretty much concluded.

Please report any problems with this patch. All updates are done by hand and mistakes are possible.

Enjoy!

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