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04 Jan 2012
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Can't delete corrupted Data

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Hello guys,I'm having some trouble with my PS3
I've been trying to delete some corrupted data that is occupying a great space in my HD (approximately 10GB) but whenever I try I can't.Could someone please help me?Thanks in advance

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i had this more than a few times the only way i was able to get ride of the currropted files on my system was to format the hard drive or completely wiped it clean.....

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Oh...I guess I'll just have to get used to having less 10GB on my HD then.Thanks anyway :D

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Have you tried the file system restore via the recovery menu? Try that and then try deleting the corrupt data, I'm sure I did something along those lines to clear it.
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If it's game data redownload the file from the store, it'll replace the corrupt file and then you can delete it, assuming you have fast/unlimited BB.

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I had some corrupted data on my hard drive, I selected to delete it & just left it for about 45 minutes checking every 15 minutes to see if it had deleted it. After 45 mins it said it deleted it, I believe my corrupted data was from Resistance 3, I found the solution via google, hope this helps.

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Adycakes wrote:
I had some corrupted data on my hard drive, I selected to delete it & just left it for about 45 minutes checking every 15 minutes to see if it had deleted it. After 45 mins it said it deleted it, I believe my corrupted data was from Resistance 3, I found the solution via google, hope this helps.


I did the same, it took forever but it deleted it :)

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do not have patience to wait that long haha but this helps thanks guys

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same problem with r3 data lol. was a bloody good game and this is my reward for plat'ing it :P

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Mode47 wrote:

same problem with r3 data lol. was a bloody good game and this is my reward for plat'ing it :P



Try not cancelling the delete operation for Resistance 3. Doing so will cause corrupted data Resistance 3 game data can and does take over 1 HOUR to delete.

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Bear in mind that you'll need to be more patient with PS3 data deletions than a similar sized file on a PC system.

When you delete a large file from a PC / MAC / Amiga, all the OS does is command the DOS to ignore the datafile, and set the space used by it to 'available'. It does not actually delete any file data. This is why undeleting data on PCs is so easy.

On PS3 systems it works differently. When you ask the system to delete a file, the PS3's DOS will actually go away and delete all the file data, hence the longer wait for larger files.

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I also had the same problem with the R3 data. I thought that it had frozen & forced a reboot. The data then became corrupted. I tried to delete it again and left if for another 20 minutes before forcing another reboot. I did check the filesize of the corrupted data each time and it was slowly getting smaller. The third time I just left it for ages & it did eventually complete the delete process. Anyone know what the deal is with the R3 data???
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same thing happened to me but after i tried for the 4th time it took 2 minutes to delete

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R3 for me too .
left ps3 deleting for 8 hours , still wouldn't delete file reinstalled data only to find it didnt occupy the corrupted data . Then left me with TWO corrupted files , 3 days after launch I platinumed the game yet i still cant wipe data .( Even the system recovery menu )
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Well this is very depressing! I have the same problem with R3 (son of a bit**) data as we speak! 

On my 2 attempt to delete! -  no time keeping

 

Gonna try system recovery menu

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That is very interesting because I got a corrputed data file on my harddrive as well from the exact same game, Resistance 3. I was trying to delete it firstly, but it was taking an obsence amount of time so I (stupidly) shut my system off and boom.

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Zadaris2021 wrote:

That is very interesting because I got a corrputed data file on my harddrive as well from the exact same game, Resistance 3. I was trying to delete it firstly, but it was taking an obsence amount of time so I (stupidly) shut my system off and boom.



R3 game data can take between 45-60 minutes to delete sometimes longer. No game patching can change this it's how the disk version was coded. Best piece of advice is wait for it to delete forcing a shutdown will cause corrupted game data. If your stuck with corrupted data it may worth running safe mode option 3 and/or option 4 to rectify the problem.

 

Safe mode operation.

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R3, you are killin' me! I work in the game industry and I already wrote an article about how Resistance 3 is my nomination for the buggiest game in consoleland: http://gamewriter.videogamewriter.com/game-writer/buggiest-game/ But clearly I hadn't expected the game to kick me in the butt on the way out.

 

This is a good game series, but Resistance 3 clearly did not get the kind of QA testing it should have. Shameful!

 

Waiting for it to delete my game data now... second try. I also thought it was crashed the first time I tried to delete it.

 

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Freakin' Resistance 3!

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I just came to this page for the exact same problem, and oddly enough the file was also Resistance 3. ***** is wrong with that game .

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Haha that's the same game file I'm having trouble with. damn Insomniac, they screwed up
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HugoStiglitz_420 wrote:
Haha that's the same game file I'm having trouble with. damn Insomniac, they screwed up

 

From reading the thread most users have deleted the dodgy game data after multiple attempts. So keep trying.

 

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