How To: Enumerate Files

How To: Enumerate Files

This example demonstrates how to use the StorageContainer class to get a list of save game files in the title storage area on a device specified by the gamer. This example assumes you have already obtained a StorageDevice. To obtain a StorageDevice, see How To: Get a StorageDevice Asynchronously.

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To enumerate save game files in title storage

  1. Call the Guide.BeginShowStorageDeviceSelector method to obtain a device index indicating which device the user prefers.
  2. Open a StorageContainer on the device, passing the name of your title.
  3. Call Directory.GetFiles. Directory.GetFiles returns a collection of strings, where each string is the name of a file in the container.
  4. Dispose the StorageContainer.
private static void DoEnumerate(StorageDevice device)
    // Open a storage container.
    StorageContainer container =

    ICollection<string> FileList = Directory.GetFiles(container.Path);
    foreach (string filename in FileList)

    // Dispose the container.

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