How to Recover Deleted or Lost Saved Game Files on Xbox One

Tracy King updated on Jul 02, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

If you encounter the saved game files get lost or disappeared all of a sudden on your Xbox One, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to help you get the lost data back. Or you can manually re-download the deleted games.

Saved games get lost due to Xbox One update.

"Hey guys, you know what? I cannot find my saved games on Xbox One. They are deleted and lost after updating to the latest version. I need to know how to recover the lost games saved on Xbox One? I don't want to start over. Help!"

How to Recover Deleted/Lost Xbox One Saved Game Files

According to Xbox, the latest version upgrade brings better support for Windows 10. However, for some users, updating their Xbox will result in data loss of all of their saved games. If you also have encountered such a similar problem as the cases above, and you're unable to get back your saved games on your own, now you can make it with the ways below.  

Method 1. Recover Deleted/Lost Xbox One Game Files with EaseUS Recovery Software

Data recovery from Xbox one is a very complicated task, but possible with the help of capable hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard if the Xbox device is not encrypted. This tool enables you to efficiently recover deleted or lost saved game files on Xbox One hard drive as long as there is no overwriting of data. Apart from the deleted recovery, EaseUS data recovery program also supports recovering files from the formatted hard drive as well as retrieving data from lost/RAW partition on Xbox One.

Things to do before data recovery:

  • Stop using the Xbox One hard drive when you have lost data or game files on it.
  • As Microsoft uses a special connector to attach the hard drive to the Xbox 360, and you won't be able to connect it to your PC directly. To do so, you need to open your Xbox and take out the hard drive. Then, use an HDD Enclosure or SATA to USB converter cable to connect the hard drive to your computer. 
  • Sometimes, the hard drive won't show up in the drive selection interface. If so, you should first solve the "external hard drive doesn't show up" problem. Then, you can perform a follow-up data recovery. 

After all these steps have been made, you can start to recover deleted games saved on Xbox One within three steps. 

Step 1: Selecting the location

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the drive where you lose your data.
  • Select the very hard drive when you open the file recovery software.
select the hard drive

Step 2: Scanning the drive

  • Click the "Scan" button. The length of the scanning time highly depends on drive capacity.
  • Wait patiently during this process.
scan the hard drive

Step 3: Recovering wanted files

  • After the scan, just choose what you need and click "Recover" button to recover lost data.
  • The "Filter", "Search" and "Extra Files" options are helpful for you to find the desired data from a hard drive.
recover data from hard drive

Method 2. Re-Download Deleted Xbox One Games Munally

If you don't want to try a third-party recovery application to restore deleted or lost game files, you may also choose to download the lost games one by one and re-install them in Xbox One hard drive. And you'll be able to play them again.

1. Run Xbox App > go to "Settings" > click "Account" and "Download History".
2. Find the Games that you've downloaded > select "Download Again".

Wait patiently and let the app finish the downloading process. All the deleted or lost saved games will be available for you to play on Xbox One then.

Conclusion

After you have successfully recovered deleted games saved on your Xbox One, create a backup copy of it. This will be helpful next time when you happen to across hard drive corruption, formatting, damage or accidental deletion. Remember, you can always use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to help you recover data on Xbox One in the mentioned cases. 

 
 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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