Is it at all possible to reload overwritten saves on the Xbox 360 console when it comes to worlds on Minecraft Xbox 360 edition? I have a world which has been autosaved over and I would like the previous save to be recovered. How do I do so?

  • I very much doubt it Commented Jun 27, 2012 at 16:56
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    Why has this question been down voted? It is a good question as data is rarely lost when "deleted/overwritten". If it is due to the original question being poorly written then they should have either edited it or commented with suggestions to improve it.
    – rom016
    Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 4:11

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Popular modern filesystems will not go out of their way to actually overwrite the data on the disk or securely delete it when overwriting a file. It is therefore theoretically possible to restore the overwritten file if the stars are right (no blocks were overwritten since the file was deleted/overwritten). However, there aren't any utilities that run on an Xbox that could do this, and hooking up an Xbox HDD to a PC and finding software that will work with its proprietary FS may be more (legal) trouble than it is worth.

Sometimes it is best to cut your losses and move on.

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