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Where the free space is going
Where the free space is going –
Ok, so the other day I upgraded my ps3 internal hdd and found that a couple of hi def, 4GB+ movie files weren't restored in the upgrade. I was poking around the video folder via ftp tonight and I find they are still in the file system, just not showing on the XMB. I ftp'd them to the pc and they are intact, and play perfectly.
Not only that, further poking around finds another 8gb movie file I lost during a previous restore/backup operation nearly a year ago. At that time I was downsizing my hdd because I got a new pc and didn't need so much media on the ps3. I went down to a 80gb drive in the ps3, and several times I've hit that limit and been told I'm out of room. So it isn't even that these files are there until the ps3 overwrites them; I've been carrying around this 8gb file invisibly for a year when I needed the space. If I didn't have ftp access today I'd have been lugging around another 12gb, with no way of accessing the files from the xmb or deleting them.
So, if anyone else has lost files during backup/restores in the past, go take a look in your video folder via ftp and see if your sitting on invisible files too.