PS3 advice please for my son

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Found 13th Jun 2010
My son changed his user name and info and therefore lost game data for previous games - he would really like to transfer that data to his new user name - is this possible? and how?

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not possible as far as I know

You can't change an online username on a PS3 in the 1st place.
Do you mean he's created a new account?

If he has set up a new name and not deleted his previous username he maybe able to copy his save data on to a USB and transfer it onto his new user name.
If you delete your old username there's no going back.

Original Poster

Yes, sorry, I think he had formed a new account......with new username... shall I advise him to try a USB, or will he simply not be able to transfer data from old account?

Banned

either log into the old account or start playing them games again........should lkeep him quiet after the initial tears:lol:

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Yes, sorry, I think he had formed a new account......with new username... … Yes, sorry, I think he had formed a new account......with new username... shall I advise him to try a USB, or will he simply not be able to transfer data from old account?



I assume it his online Playstation network ID. If it's the offine account(what you see on the PS3s' cross media bar(menu), you can change the name
You can transfer some data onto a USB, but some may be locked to his old ID.

Just try it and see. It's not something I have tried out yet.
Some will be locked to prevent cheating.

Surely you can just login as the old account
Go to the game section on the XMB
Go to the Saved Data Utility (PS3)
Highlight the saved game data you want to transfer and hit triangle, there's a copy option, then just select the other account that he's made, and voila?

Obviously there will be some problems with any data file that is locked, like Dragon Age...

Original Poster

Thanks everyone - seemed to work for everything except 'end war'.
Repped those with your helpful advice...
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