The current Xbox consoles do not manage the catches in the same way to the PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. This is due in part to the inherited Xbox One interface, where it must be remembered that at first this Microsoft console did not arise from screenshots until an update of your Firmware came to perform them quite archaic using The Home button.

There was a trick using the Xbox ONE chatpad to take advantage of its X1 and X2 buttons and thus create a shortcut to the catches, but thanks to Xbox Series and its button dedicated to the catches and everything works as in PS4, Nintendo Switch or the recent Ps5 Except for how these catches are then managed due to a pretty strange limitation when storing them ** on the console itself.

How to preserve catches without being deleted

Yes, the catches are automatically deleted when a certain figure is exceeded. More or less when reaching 200 images. And if you are running out, it is easy for captures that you had done with all the mime or affection to overturn after using OneDrive or the storage of Xbox LIVE (which in any of those cases is unlimited), or using a social network as Twitter. And it’s not the same, go.

In current PlayStation consoles it is as simple as connecting a pendrive and dump the catches, while in Nintendo Switch we have to resort to a microSD card. However we had to wait enough with Xbox One and Xbox Series to perform this dump under conditions using a USB pendrive.

You only have to fulfill a prerequisites **:

  • The external storage device must be USB 3.0 or higher
  • And be formatted as NTFS file system
  • PD: If we want to use it also for games, it must be greater than 128 GB

Therefore, Formatting is done from the PC . It is as simple as connecting the device (pendrive USB 3.1 with 256 GB capacity, in this case) and give it the NTFS file format, leaving the rest of default values ​​without problems.

Then, we go to the console within the section “Manage storage devices”, already with the connected unit and putting it a device for images, music and video. The last step is to click on your tab and select the option to “Set as capture location” so that in that way they are not only stored there, but is practical then turning them away.

Because it is not the same to do it with the SSD Official Seagate, the so-called Storage Expansion Card that looks like a memory card such as the first PlayStation, without specific connection for a PC, than to use a pendrive by USB that any You may have by hand and comfortably take any team.

With this you will no longer have to worry about the limit of catches except for the space of the device itself… something that will take long to achieve. For you to get an idea, for a few days I have been about 600 catches and almost 5 GB of use.

There is a significant difference by turning them afterwards, yes. Xbox does not separate the catches from each game in independent folders, as they do Sony’s consoles or the Nintendo switch. They are all in the same folder, called gamedvr . Now, it does put the game name at the beginning with the date and time to be able to differentiate them and separate them comfortably after creating the pertinent folders from the PC itself. Better this than use OneDrive, no doubt.