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PS3 Backup Utility Questions

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So, my two brothers and I have finally came to the the poinnt where our PS3 has reached 120G. We got ourselves a new 500G HDD, but... we don't want to lose our precious save data that we have been working on for 5 years. We decided to use the backup utility, but we are not sure what EXACTLY the ps3 backs up. And when it does, how do I get the data on to my new HDD? Thanks guys.

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In short, it backs up EVERYTHING. It may take a while, but you'll be able to retain all of your current data.

 

You'll need an external drive large enough to accomodate you data, and formatted to FAT32. You can find instructions here;

 

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/798/kw/Backup%20utillity

 

Note; it will only restore all the data on to the SAME PS3. There are certain things it won't transfer to another machine.

 

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In short, it backs up EVERYTHING. It may take a while, but you'll be able to retain all of your current data.

 

You'll need an external drive large enough to accomodate you data, and formatted to FAT32. You can find instructions here;

 

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/798/kw/Backup%20utillity

 

Note; it will only restore all the data on to the SAME PS3. There are certain things it won't transfer to another machine.

 


The Backup utility will not back up media (movies, tv shows, etc) bought from the PS Store.  You'll need to back up any media you have purchased manually.

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So even my PSN downloaded games and demos?

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Okay thats no problem.
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Okay thats no problem.

You will have to re-download all your game related DLC again. You can find them under your Download List [This does not includes Movies & TV shows]

PlayStation Network/Sign In/Account Management/Transaction Management/Download List

 

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