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Can you retrieve game saves from PS3 hard drive without using PS3?

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
As the title suggest I would like to get my game saves off my PS3 hard drive without using the PS3, becuase it is dead.
Only way I can think of it get a SATA hd enclosure and transfer my files across but will that even work? because the computer and PS3 may read the data differently, like if I back up data using the PS3 it may save as something different from if I were to use the above method.
Anyone tried it, or know a better method that works?

PS3 goes to the grave on 30th, so a solution before then would be great
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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I think it would read it differently. If you were to use an HD enclosure it may possibly format it when you connect to the computer, though i'm not 100% sure on that.

Only other thing i can think of is looking for the saves on the internet. Apart from that i think you're screwed trying to get them back.
#2
yes that would work
#3
It will not work because the PS3 hard drive filesystem is unknown and most likely encrypted.

You might be able to clone the drive however (1:1 copy) though that would take up a considerable amount of space.
banned#4
plug the drive into a working ps3 and backup to a usb stick

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