Heavy Rain and other protected saved games not working after transfer **SOLVED**
So I don't know if this has been discovered and I'm just way behind but here we go:
I just upgraded my internal hdd, before I did, I backed up all my save games. The only ones I couldn't copy from the XMB were Heavy Rain and The Sly Collection.
After doing some reading I found out that those game saves plus others were protected and could not be copied. Undetered I ftp'd to hdd0/home/00002/savedata and copied both save game folders (2 for each game) to my desktop.
After replacing my hdd and copying back all my save games (except those two). I launched Heavy Rain and let it update and install data. Then I played till it made one save. I then quit the game and ftp'd back to hdd0/home/00002/savedata, I found the two save folders that were just created and overwrote the files inside with the ones from my desktop. NOTE, I copied over the files only. I didn't just drag the whole folder over.
After doing that for both save game folders for both games I fired the games back up to find out that the save data transfered and am now right back to where I left off in HR and TSC before the HDD swap!
I'm not sure if this will work transfering to a different PS3 but it worked when just upgrading my HDD.
Hope this helps and it's not old news.