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Saved games on ps3 and transferring them

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
bassicaly ive got tekken 5 and some old ps1 games saved to my ps3 but in a couple weeks will be getting the 80gb ps3 and selling my 40gb how do i move my games and game saves from one ps3 to another
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
you need a usb stick, I did mine quite a while ago and did it something like this - go to your saved game files folder and press triangle, and there should be a option to copy the files, copy the files to the usb.
#2
That is half the job.

What you should do is insert a USB storage device and then go to the systems settings menu and choose "System Backup". This will copy all your game saves, all your downloaded games, all your system settings, everything.

Start it off, and leave it running. Couldn't be more simple.
banned#3
Heavertron;2901494
That is half the job.

What you should do is insert a USB storage device and then go to the systems settings menu and choose "System Backup". This will copy all your game saves, all your downloaded games, all your system settings, everything.

Start it off, and leave it running. Couldn't be more simple.

What size stick would you need minimum? :thumbsup:
#4
Well, the best thing to use is an external USB drive, like a Western Digital Passport. If you have lots of games or demos, as a game can easily be 1GB each, and some demos are 2GB. So if you have lots of demos or downloaded games then I suggest a 40GB usb drive.
banned#5
Heavertron;2901997
Well, the best thing to use is an external USB drive, like a Western Digital Passport. If you have lots of games or demos, as a game can easily be 1GB each, and some demos are 2GB. So if you have lots of demos or downloaded games then I suggest a 40GB usb drive.

Might look into ps3 to pc transfer if thats possible
#6
I don't think you can csiman, the ps3 can only receive from the pc but can't send to pc.
I recommend deleting everything and saving only the essentials like game saves, you can download the demos again and what ever games you've bought from the ps store. It's a bit of a pain but if you haven't the tools to save the entire harddrive it's pretty much your only option.
#7
Be careful buying a large external HDD to back up your PS3. If you are backing up your ps3 HDD you need to remember that any external device has to be fat formatted and as such windows puts a 32GB max (or thereabouts as far as I know) on the HDD size. If its NTFS format your PS3 wont recognise it and you won't be able to perform a full-system back-up. Also if your 40GB HDD is full the 32GB max is not going to be enough. There are ways around the limit, but I can't say if they work or not - look on google. I put all my games saves on a 2GB CompactFlash card (I had 60GB system). All demos, and paid for DLC can be re-downloaded via PSN. DLC except things like Warhawk and full games etc, can be activated on upto 5 different PS3 systems legally using the same PSN id login. Hope this helps.
banned#8
leefal;2902853
I don't think you can csiman, the ps3 can only receive from the pc but can't send to pc.
I recommend deleting everything and saving only the essentials like game saves, you can download the demos again and what ever games you've bought from the ps store. It's a bit of a pain but if you haven't the tools to save the entire harddrive it's pretty much your only option.

Thanks :thumbsup:

AndrewRoss;2904711
Be careful buying a large external HDD to back up your PS3. If you are backing up your ps3 HDD you need to remember that any external device has to be fat formatted and as such windows puts a 32GB max (or thereabouts as far as I know) on the HDD size. If its NTFS format your PS3 wont recognise it and you won't be able to perform a full-system back-up. Also if your 40GB HDD is full the 32GB max is not going to be enough. There are ways around the limit, but I can't say if they work or not - look on google. I put all my games saves on a 2GB CompactFlash card (I had 60GB system). All demos, and paid for DLC can be re-downloaded via PSN. DLC except things like Warhawk and full games etc, can be activated on upto 5 different PS3 systems legally using the same PSN id login. Hope this helps.

Surely that can't be right otherwise how would you connect an external drive bigger than 32gb to your ps3 or maybe I am mis-reading what you are saying?
#9
hope you get on with it fine as mentioned above by others it's the best way to do it, I got a 250gb 2.5 HDD for my PS3 40gb replaced it and had all my stuff copied over, Out of interest how come your getting the new 80gb? Also i do encourage ya get the Gran Turismo Bundle or the Little Big Planet Bundle if you can well worth it, Prologue Bundle has 2 DS3's and GT5P and Little Big Planet has cool External Box Art and the Game lol
banned#10
agree it does seem odd to sell a 40gb to buy a 80gb when its just a different size hdd. just buy a large hdd and fit that into existing one
#11
AndrewRoss
Be careful buying a large external HDD to back up your PS3. If you are backing up your ps3 HDD you need to remember that any external device has to be fat formatted and as such windows puts a 32GB max (or thereabouts as far as I know) on the HDD size. If its NTFS format your PS3 wont recognise it and you won't be able to perform a full-system back-up. Also if your 40GB HDD is full the 32GB max is not going to be enough. There are ways around the limit, but I can't say if they work or not - look on google.


YES IT DOES WORK !
:thumbsup:

I used this Fat32 Formatter here :

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm

on my 80gb external drive to back up my full 40gb PS3 drive.

Using the PS3 System Backup Utility it copied over EVERYTHING perfectly .....couldn't have been easier. :thumbsup:

For info it copied back to my new 320Gb perfectly .....everything was present & correct ! :thumbsup:
banned#12
Mecoconuts;2905473

YES IT DOES WORK !
:thumbsup:

I used this Fat32 Formatter here :

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm

on my 80gb external drive to back up my full 40gb PS3 drive.

Using the PS3 System Backup Utility it copied over EVERYTHING perfectly .....couldn't have been easier. :thumbsup:

For info it copied back to my new 320Gb perfectly .....everything was present & correct ! :thumbsup:

top info :thumbsup:
#13
All I was saying is that you need to do something extra to make a FAT formatted HDD that the PS3 can read. I have a 160GB external HDD (with my pc system back-ups on) and I was unable to use the free space (in excess of 80GB) to back up my 60GB PS3 because the PS3 was unable to access the drive as it was NTFS format. Glad you got it sorted out tho and it's handy to know that you are able to format larger drives to FAT.

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