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What am I doing wrong transferring my saves from old HDD to new HDD?
What am I doing wrong transferring my saves from old HDD to new HDD? –
I've been searching the forums for a few days trying to figure this out.
I just upgraded my HDD and would like to put all my old saves on the new one. I ftp'd my entire 00000001 account folder to my PC, and my vmc folder. I put the new HDD in and it formatted and works fine. I ftp the 00000001 account folder on my pc onto the new HDD in my PS3 however none of my saves show up. Nor does my vmc saves, even after restarting my PS3. However when I open up filezilla and look at my ps3's new HDD, it still shows all those files as being in there.
I tried doing a backup from the ps3 onto an external HDD but every time I did that it would error out after an hour or so, and I don't have another external HDD to try and use so that's out of the question.
Am I missing a step here? Or is there another way I have to do this? I'm pretty confused at this point.
Cant help with manual method but the easy way is to backup via system settings but first follow these steps may help
1.Manual copy all videos music and photo's and delete all files in these folders.
2.sync trophies with psn network
3.Delete any game data under game-data
4.Delete any psn games if you can still re-download from ur psn account.
5.now perform backup.
Following these steps will reduce the size of the back up and take less time to backup and restore
Backup problems solutions.
When backing up get error no disk after ps3 reboots.
after clicking on perform back up to usb device the ps3 will reboot when it powers off remove the usb cable from ps3 when screen goes blank.
the ps3 will now restart and when the screen flickers after restart reconnect usb cable wait for the press ps button to appear an then wait 10 secs till you press the ps button
the ps3 will should now start backup process If not rinse and repeat may take a few attempts its all about the timing.
A.If backup fails half way through make sure there's enough space on drive before recommencing backup The backup can be quite large.
B.If backup fails half way through Check the temperature of the external harddrive is it excessively hot if so try placing in well ventilated area and if the casing is metal place it on a large metal tray i.e baking tray this will help dissipate the heat if this don't help this may sound silly but get a Tupperware box approx same size or slightly smaller fill about 1/4 full with ice put lid on and rap in a cloth and place on top of the drive do this untill drive has cooled sufficiently and keep checking the temperature during backup.
This may sound extreme but most harddrives are installed in pcs and are fixed to metal frames in the case and are also cooled by a fan with external drives this is not the case.
Hope this helps it has help for me as my external 1tb hard drive gets red hot and im sure there must be a built in overheat protection as the drive will just stop working unless i cool it down or turn it off and let it cool naturally.
Making sure to back up your data before. Then is that all cables are connected with the hosts pulled out to prevent the current return. Need to prepare the hardware: 1, one larger than the U-200M FAT32 disk format, the highest in its place the current system version (PS3-UPDATE folder.) 2, a model for the PH00 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the screws used in hard disk, the size of flowers to the right or easy to twist. Now operating: (1) First open the computer hard drive cover as shown. There are small clips, to slowly pry open. (2) and then unscrew the blue screw, a drive to pull out. (3) Fixed drive the 4 screws, must be using the right size screwdriver, otherwise very easy to screw flowers. (4) can now be put on the hard disk, and then into the host of Bahrain. U have prepared the disk into the host, after booting the following tips: (5) According to the prompts to format the hard disk and automatically install the PS3's system files. Completed, the backup data back into go there alone.
Thanks Notenoughtime, that's a good idea so I tried it... but it failed
Does anyone know of a way to get the ps3 to recognize the ones I FTP'd back into my account's folder? I would really like to play my ps3 games without having to start over
Not sure if your account folder in your new harddisk is the same name as your old one. You can try putting the savegames in a USB drive under fold PS3/SAVEDATA and then copy it over this way. In order to use the savegame your psn account id on the new harddisk must be the same.
Go into system recovery mode, and rebuild the database.
How would I make them the same again?
Originally Posted by beefy71
What I did was copy everything from the 000000001 folder on the old HDD into the new HDD's 000000001 folder.
Well that kinda worked... but not exactly. It shows my all my PS2 saves and they seem to be fine. But all my ps3 saves are corrupted... :S
Originally Posted by Hazado
On the XMB it shows 95 corrupted saves, but shows a few that still look fine. But when I load up the game to use them it says they're corrupted :/ I tried retail discs and backed up games.
There has to be someway to do this..