Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games
How to backup your Playstation 3 data
The steps below will walk you through backing up your data on your PS3. This includes any game data and downloaded content like music and videos. Note if you ripped alot of music and/or downloaded alot of content to your PS3 you may need an external hard drive to do the back on. If this is the case you will need on formated to FAT32 and not NTFS.
1. Go to the Settings menu and select System Settings.
2. Select Backup Utility
3. Highlight Back Up and press "X"
4. Next you will get a message asking if you want to continue. You will need to select YES and press "X" to continue. Note as the message states your Trophies will not be backuped as they are saved to your PSN account profiles. The link below will show you how to force an a sync of your Trophies to your online profile.
5. Below is another confirmation message that you will need to select YES on and press to continue. Note this is a message stating some copyright-protected content may not be backup. In most cases this will apply to movies that you have purchases off line. However in most cases you just need to redownload them after you restore your PS3's data.
6. Next make sure that the memory device that you want to do the backup to is selected that press "X". Note if you have more than one device connected that you will get more than one option to do the backup to.
Also if you get this message then there was not enough space to do the backup to. Like I mention above you may need to have an external hard drive to do the back of your data because as you can see below this backup needs 48GB of space to fully do the backup.
Once this screen comes up your backup is running. Note if you have alot of data to backup you will be waiting for awhile for the backup to finish.
7. Now the backup is finished press "O" to go back to the main menu.
Click here for steps on how to restore data to your PS3.
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