- Weapon: Stinger Missile
So Microsoft has finally allowed people to save content to a non-Microsoft USB key ("finally" as in I think it happened in April 2010). Anyway, my problem is this:
I went and configured my USB key on my Xbox to limit the space to 4 GB of Xbox content, so I can make sure I can burn this stuff to a single DVD. Anyway, I put my stuff on the USB key, made a quick calculation, and figured it was around 4GB (1.2 GB plus 800 MB plus some 120 MB files here and there). And my USB key showed a difference of about 4 GB (I plugged it in and Xbox told me there was 16 GB of space, then when I was done there was about 12.1 GB). So I unplugged it, went to my PC, and plugged it in and... huh? There are now 5 GB of Xbox content on there. How is this?
For the uninitiated, Xbox doesn't save your content in individual files. It saves them in segments of 1 GB each, then a couple of files that are about 400 MB each and a single 1MB file. I guess one of these files is user information.
But what's this extra content? If I asked Xbox to keep it under 4GB and my quick calculations came up to 4 GB, why are these files suddenly 5 GB? There couldn't have been that much number rounding and my calculations couldn't have been that off. Is there a way around this? Is there some sort of Xbox file analyzing tool out there I can use to help reduce this file size or take out unneeded stuff?
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