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Ps3 hard drive is saying its full when it shouldn't be

My 40gig ps3 is telling me there is less than 500mb of memory left when i only have about 8gigs of data saved that is viewable in the xbar. I suspect there is adware or spyware on my hard drive due to the fact I use the web browser often. Is there anyway to remove the unwanted unseen data without reformatting the hard drive and losing all my saved game data?

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    my 80 gb ps3 says the hdd is full trying to install ratchet and clank but it is empty

  • acornco Mar 25, 2009

    jaxx, your not really helping. your just quoting scripture. i have this exact same prob. i have a 60 gig yet not more then 10 gigs of viewable data... dont tell me the ps3 os needs 30 or more gigs to romp. cuz its simplistic as hell. im tempted to rant at sony, but they never care. so right now... im a stones throw away from reformatting. if any one has a real answer, speak up! other wise stop saying jaxx's answer helps. it dosnt. we all know how to read a freakin' manual.

    try backing up what you can, and reformatting : (

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When you install a game it can sometimes install the whole game so theres no loading issues. (e.g grand theft4 3gb ish) if you go into saved game data it should tell you what games are installed, if you hit triangle and select info. it will tell you the size of the file. delete any games you dont use, and dont worry about your saves as they are in the game saves section.

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