After a little more than a year in development, I am ready to finally release another large update for FATXplorer. v2.0 was a great release, but I think this will be the most popular release yet.
Anticipation has been very high for this version. With larger USB sizes having been craved for years and the new Windows Integration feature being highly anticipated and revolutionary, FATXplorer v2.5 is ready to deliver something truly special.
Normally a change log would go here, but since v2.5 is such a massive update, it would be impossible to list the amount of changes in one post. The Information page has been updated to reflect all the new features, that is where you want to go from here.
So what are you waiting for?!
The death of v2.0
v2.0 had an excellent run, but to facilitate v2.5’s needs completely, it has been completely deactivated and is no longer supported. While the trial version will still function if you manage to find an old link, licensed online copies will now fail to validate with a 400 not found error.
If you have a specific need that v2.5 does not currently fulfill, contact FATXplorer support and a working copy of v2.0 can be sent to you.
Before you download…
Download and install .NET Framework v4.5. This is a required component and FATXplorer will fail to start if you don’t have it. It is relatively new so there is a good chance that you may not have it. Make sure you check Windows Update for the latest updates to your computer as well.
Note to existing customers
Please check your email. Information on how to properly upgrade to v2.5 was sent to all customers.
If you didn’t get an email, check your spam folder.
If you no longer have access to the email you used to order, contact FATXplorer support for assistance.
I look forward to hearing some feedback on this release. Don’t be scared to comment on this post!
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy FATXplorer as much as I did while making it.
UPDATE: Release will be next week due to holiday time constraints. FATXplorer is pretty much done though, all that’s left is the website info update!
If everything goes according to plan, you can expect v2.5 to be officially released some day this week. Over the next few days the contents of the site will undergo changes in order to reflect the new version.
Once v2.5 goes live, v2.0 will die. Due to the necessary server changes, which I will hold wait until the moment of release to alter, v2.0 will fail to start up telling you that there is a problem “decrypting keys” and such. I changed the licensing around a bit to make it much easier for you guys. Everyone will be emailed new serial numbers.
It’s been a long development cycle, but it has paid off. FATXplorer is more powerful than ever and will surely please the masses.
Keep an eye on your email and the news feed!
Spent a few hours on this one today. Some may find it confusing, but it has a lot of great information that can help those with data recovery questions. It’s not 100% final yet, check it every few days for updates!
I have run of of things to add to the v2.5 release – which is a good thing! Once that was achieved in v2.0, it was officially released soon after. v2.5 has now reached that milestone as well.
FATXplorer v2.5 is my most ambitious project yet and brings so much to the table that the community is going to love. It has been in development for a long time and is the most stable version of FATXplorer yet.
The next step is the last beta. Existing customers will soon get an updated beta. That beta will be the last chance to report problems and suggestions, so please take advantage of it!
Once sufficient data has been gathered from the last beta regarding usability and stability, the necessary modifications will be made to finalize and publish the gold code.
While the code is near-complete, the website is not. Content will soon be updated and will take some time to complete.
I look forward to sharing what I have been working hard on for the past year or so. Keep checking back, things are about to get interesting!
UPDATE: Delayed (waiting for a driver bugfix)
Just a heads up, all customers will be getting an email soon containing a notification of an updated beta download. It fixes several issues reported by customers and contains a major driver enhancement.
This update will not be detected by FATXplorer’s updater.
If you haven’t left feedback yet, please consider doing so. The final release is approaching and so far, only a few customers have messaged me back. Even if you can’t find any bugs, suggestions or complements are always appreciated!
As of a few moments ago, FATXplorer has reached its 3rd birthday. I look back to the very first version and see how much the program has evolved since then. I wasn’t expecting to still be working on the project, but it has been a great learning experience and has taught me a lot about customer interaction and software development.
BIG thanks to the customers who have supported me throughout the years. The project would not be where it is today without your support.
FATXplorer has assisted thousands of people all around the world. With the introduction of deleted data recovery in v2.0, a lot of people have been able to recover their entire history of game save data. With v2.5, I hope to strike a similar blow to the community with the introduction of Windows Integration and USB formatting.
The Xbox 360 storage world is about to get even more fun. Stay tuned for an official v2.5 release very soon.
Work on the last beta has finally concluded. The only thing missing is the Recovery View, but that will come before the final release.
Emails will be sent out at some point today. Keep an eye on your inbox!
As of now, FATXplorer has a formatter for IMU devices (internal memory units). A select few may find this useful if they mod their IMU to something larger and want to use FATXplorer to format it with a custom cluster size and such.
The IMU formatter will be available starting in v2.5 beta 3.
A lot of bugs have slowly been ironed out over the past few weeks. Everything is working really well and is running stable.
The final part of testing is triple checking the new writing code. Windows Integration opened up a lot of room for error and it is essential that I test it under various scenarios to ensure everything behaves appropriately under any condition.
Once the writing is working fine, that’s when emails will be sent out with a link to Beta 3.
Won’t be too much longer now, thank you for your patience!
The fall dashboard (16197) that is currently rolling out will allow USB devices to be formatted to use up to 32 GB instead of the previous limit of 16. The current version of FATXplorer should not have any problems handling the new sizes. If you run into any problems, feel free to leave a comment here.
Also, this change in the Xbox code does not affect FATXplorer’s patch. Everything has been updated and tested on 16197. You will soon be able to have up to 5×2 TB USBs on your console!