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Xbox Content Archive Tool (XCAT) is a utility that runs directly on an Xbox console to assist in finding unarchived DLC and other lost content. When run the application will scan the Xbox hard drive for any content that has yet to be archived and upload it directly to the servers of the XCAT Team for later analysis, sorting, and archival.

Video of a developer build of XCAT using the ENDGAME exploit, supplied by Harcroft.

Using XCAT

  1. Transfer the XCAT XBE file to the console via FTP, memory card, or DVD
  2. Ensure the console has internet access
  3. Run the XBE and follow the prompts
  4. Depending on the amount of data stored on the hard disk it may take an hour or more to scan and perform any uploads

What content will XCAT process?

XCAT will look for unique content in the following paths:

  • C:\
  • E:\
  • F:\apps\
  • F:\games\
  • G:\apps\
  • G:\games\
  • X:\
  • Y:\
  • Z:\

Any unique files will be processed and uploaded for sorting and archival.

But why is XCAT looking at C:\ and the cache drives? The XCAT team is looking for more than DLC. Homebrew dashboard skins, Xbox Live MOTD files, long lost game mod packs... A lot of community-made content is now lost to time, but there is a chance it could be found!

Privacy Disclaimer

Your Privacy Matters

Before proceeding, please be aware that XCAT is designed to scan your Xbox hard drive for the purpose of archiving. During this process, XCAT may identify and upload files that are not currently archived.

What We Collect

XCAT automatically uploads unarchived files discovered during the scan as well as unique console identifiers. No other data is collected or uploaded without your direct action.

Your Choices

You have control over your data. If you do not wish to have any unarchived files uploaded, please exit this application by selecting the option below. By choosing to continue, you are consenting to the automatic upload of these files.

Consent and Authorization

By continuing with XCAT, you grant the XCAT development team the authority to handle and distribute the uploaded files at their discretion. It is your responsibility to ensure that these files do not contain any sensitive, private information or unlawful content.

Troubleshooting and Additional Information

XCAT may list a number of files failed to process while scanning and uploading files. After XCAT has finished its scan and uploaded of all other files, it will retry the files it originally failed to process. If all files are successfully uploaded, XCAT will display a Processing Complete and Thank You end screen with the option of pressing the A button to restart the Xbox. If XCAT fails to upload any files, it will prompt the user to press A to attempt to upload the files again. If the files fail to upload after reattempts, exit XCAT or restart the xbox and run it again.

In the current release of XCAT (v1.00) after uploading a large amount of files a pause can happen between a batch of uploads and the next batch of scanned files. If this occurs XCAT can be restarted without issue. During the next session XCAT will scan the same files it has previously scanned but will not reupload any files that have been previously uploaded.