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E21_Ross

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15,175 posts

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Friday 21st January 2011 quote quote all
the purpose of this is to save your game data for whatever reason you choose. it is mainly used for peace of mind - if your PS3 breaks, you can then copy this game save to a new PS3. game saves will only work on any one PSN account.

for instance, if your PS3 breaks and you go to restore your old game data on a new PS3, your new user on your new PS3 must have logged into your old playstation network account for it to work. this also stops you being able to copy game save data from one user to another on a single console.

right, here's how:

1 - get a USB stick/portable HDD etc and plug into a PS3
2 - along the main PS3 menu go across to "game"
3 - go to "saved data utility (PS3)"
4 - press X
5 - scroll to the game you wish to back up your data and click triangle
6 - press X on copy
7 - select your USB stick/ portable HDD as the destination

it has now backed up your game save.

so, if you do this, then something happens and you want to restore this data:

1 - put your USB stick/portable HDD containing the data into the PS3
2 - along the main PS3 menu go across to "game"
3 - go to "saved data utility (PS3)"
4 - press X
5 - this time, press X on your usb drive
6 - highlight the game data you wish to restore
7 - press triangle and then copy
8 - it will prompt you to overwrite data with the same name - click ok

your game will now be EXACTLY as it was when you backed it up initially

CosworthV8

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Saturday 22nd January 2011 quote quote all
Bump!

Is this meant to happen: The disk cannot be written because it is write protected. Pleas remove the protection from the volume USB Disk in drive.

I'm sure that wasn't meant to happen.

E21_Ross

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CosworthV8 said:
Bump!

Is this meant to happen: The disk cannot be written because it is write protected. Pleas remove the protection from the volume USB Disk in drive.

I'm sure that wasn't meant to happen.
is your USB drive NTFS? if so, not sure if the PS3 can read/write to that file system format, try another drive and make sure it's in FAT32.

if that doesn't work, put your drive in your computer, right click and go into properties. somewhere there should be something for permissions. check the top level folder (root) has full read/write access. i don't use windows so can't recall exactly if it's done that way.

hope that gets you sorted.

mods - make this a sticky. this question gets asked time and time again in various PS3 threads.

CosworthV8

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Its FAT32.

E21_Ross

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CosworthV8 said:
Its FAT32.
hmmmm strange. try and see if there are any settings in the PS3 menu, and check the USB stick permissions from your PC. have you tried another stick?
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CosworthV8

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E21_Ross said:
CosworthV8 said:
Its FAT32.
hmmmm strange. try and see if there are any settings in the PS3 menu, and check the USB stick permissions from your PC. have you tried another stick?
I've had a look the permissions on both the USB & the PS3 data. The USB states the option to enable or disable the writes - however, all the PS3 data is writed protected.

What doesn't made sense is that it was copying fine until now - hence the USB lock.

E21_Ross

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so there was already PS3 data on the drive? if so, was it from a different PS3 username or PSN ID?

CosworthV8

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E21_Ross said:
so there was already PS3 data on the drive? if so, was it from a different PS3 username or PSN ID?
Yep, there was and still is(I hope).

The same username & PSN. It doesn't tally up.

Edited by CosworthV8 on Saturday 22 January 17:57

E21_Ross

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CosworthV8 said:
E21_Ross said:
so there was already PS3 data on the drive? if so, was it from a different PS3 username or PSN ID?
Yep, there was and still is(I hope).

The same username & PSN. It doesn't tally up.

Edited by CosworthV8 on Saturday 22 January 17:57
i have no idea then mate, that's really strange. only thing is use another USB stick if you have one. even a phone these days would work.

CosworthV8

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E21_Ross said:
CosworthV8 said:
E21_Ross said:
so there was already PS3 data on the drive? if so, was it from a different PS3 username or PSN ID?
Yep, there was and still is(I hope).

The same username & PSN. It doesn't tally up.

Edited by CosworthV8 on Saturday 22 January 17:57
i have no idea then mate, that's really strange. only thing is use another USB stick if you have one. even a phone these days would work.
I'll try the other USB, and see what happens.

E21_Ross

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CosworthV8 said:
E21_Ross said:
CosworthV8 said:
E21_Ross said:
so there was already PS3 data on the drive? if so, was it from a different PS3 username or PSN ID?
Yep, there was and still is(I hope).

The same username & PSN. It doesn't tally up.

Edited by CosworthV8 on Saturday 22 January 17:57
i have no idea then mate, that's really strange. only thing is use another USB stick if you have one. even a phone these days would work.
I'll try the other USB, and see what happens.
i'd be very surprised if it doesn't work. try one without any previous PS3 stuff on it.

W8PMC

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What about from Online Game Saves??

Can't get my online game saves to sync with the respective games. Didn't get chance to do a USB backup as got the YLOD on my old 60gb PS3
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