Party Buffalo Drive Explorer Description
Party Buffalo, one of the most popular Xbox 360 storage device management tools. Party Buffalo is an open-source Windows application written in C# that started around September of 2010, and is still an ongoing and constantly updated project.


Currently, Party Buffalo offers a wide variety of features. Here's a full list:

  • Sort of an obvious one, but the ability to read Xbox 360 (FATX)-formatted hard disks, backups, thumb drives, and basically anything else you can throw at it
  • Custom backups, which allows you to choose the content that you wish to backup from your drive
  • Backing up the entire drive to an image
  • Restoring backups
  • Dumping the security and "Josh" sectors
  • Game title image caching (instead of having the default folder icon, the app will try to get one of the STFS package's title icon to display instead!)
  • Game name caching/display (e.g. instead of showing FFFE07D1 for a folder name, it will show FFFE07D1 | Xbox 360 Dashboard)
  • A search feature to scan your drive for files, folders, or even the data within the files that match a certain keyword
  • A "Bookmarks" feature for quickly jumping to a directory on your drive
  • A label feature to "label" specific paths so that they show up with whatever you want, just like with the game name display
  • A properties window that shows information relating to a folder or file (with STFS information where valid) and the ability to calculate a CRC-32 checksum from directly within the application
  • Windows 7 integration with the task bar. What does this mean exactly? When you're writing or extracting a file, there will be a progress bar in your task bar showing the application's progress. The app is also integrated with both Windows 7 and Vista where you'll get a task dialog vs. the standard .NET MessageBox
  • Detailed information window about the partitions on the hard disk, and some information relating to the drive itself
  • "Known" (cached) folder adding and static names so that you can quickly add those hard-to-remember title ID or content type folders
  • File recovery mode to attempt to recover deleted files and folders



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