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Dec 16 2012
By: Geitz333 First Son 10 posts
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Ps3 wiped but less than 500mb free space.

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Recently my ps3 froze.  

After restarting I was prompted to restore file system, then rebuild database.

When I returned to the xmb all my game saves and psn downloads were gone.

I reinstalled far cry and played for a solid 5 hour no problem.

When I turned on my ps3 today, I got a message saying less than 500mb left on hdd.

As far as I can remember I had plenty of space left, and now that my ps3 has essentially been wiped I should have tons of space not less than 500mb.

 

I was wondering if anyone could make any sense of this.

 

Edit: 120GB ps3 Slim currently 448MB/111GB free

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Re: Ps3 wiped but less than 500mb free space.

Dec 16, 2012
Have you checked your Game Data Utility folder?

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Re: Ps3 wiped but less than 500mb free space.

Dec 16, 2012

yup.

It was empty before I reinstalled and saved games again.

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The window of opportunity, to back up data, would be the best time to back up data.  Regularly backing up data has been considered by some to be a 'best practices' technique.  Some people back up data every day on the PS3, but that just looks tedious to me for a few things like trophies or game saves, that I could recreate anyway.  I guess data recovery just sounds cool, and it seems everyone is into it.  

 

Well, I hope that data is recovered.  It could be worse.  Good luck to you!

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Dec 17, 2012

You need to reformat the hard drive.  Back up your Far Cry save data, and then use the Restore PS3 System command in System Settings.

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