Upgrade wiped out game memory
Did you take a backup of your game saves or the system backup before upgrading the firmware of your PS3? if not then there is no method to retreive your game saves, however i am listing few steps for you so that you can take a backup in future before you upgrade your PS3
Game saves are of two types, the first ones are those which you can take on any memory stick (cf, ms duo, sd) and there are few saves which cannot be taken on a memory stick due to copyright issues, here you would have to take a full system backup and would require a external Hard Disk to save or a memory stick with a larger capacity.
Steps for Game Save Backups only
1. On the XMB (cross media bar), go to the Game section.
2. Go to Game Saves
3. Put in your memory stick
4. Find the game save you want to copy/backup, highlight it and hit the Triangle button.
5. Choose the menu option to Copy
6. Hit the X button on the memory stick and let it copy.
Steps for System Back up
In the XMB, go to System
Go to Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility
Then choose Back Up
Finally, pick the device to backup too (memory stick, usb harddrive, etc).
While doing a system backup all content of your PS3 including videos, music etc. would be included in the backup, however if you have purchased any copyright material, it would not get restored even if you do a complete system backup
Dec 02, 2009 |
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console