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20 Dec 2008
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how do i transfer saved game data from one ps3 to another

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Ive got two ps3 60gb and i want to know how can i transfer saved game data between the two consoles,ive tried using a portable harddrive but when i connected it to the other console it just said no data ,anyone help?cheers
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The easiest way, seeing as you have 2 60gb systems is to use memory cards, SD, CF or MS Pro DUO. Thats what I used to do before mine mysteriously stopped working :Stupid: Go to the game saves and press triangle (I think) then just copy them to the card.
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hogweed wrote:
Ive got two ps3 60gb and i want to know how can i transfer saved game data between the two consoles,ive tried using a portable harddrive but when i connected it to the other console it just said no data ,anyone help?cheers


Sometimes it won't work because different games have different codes on the disc and the folder created in the hardrive will be lbp12121 whereas a different would may be lbp13221

So basically use a sd and copy 2 of them
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wish they'd make it so you can send attachments with messages via PSN. then you could send save data, replays, etc.
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You should DEFINITELY watch two documentaries; "Zeitgeist" and "Zeitgeist:Addendum". You can download them legally from any torrent website. Or watrch them for free at www.zeitgeistmovie.com
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I thought you could send attachments via PSN??

 

(Just checked it's only for photos lol)

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thanks for the replys ,can someone tell me the exact type of sd memory card i need ,and were to get one ,im in the uk.
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Any SD (Secure Digital), CF (Compact Flash) or MS PRO DUO will work with the PS3 (I'm not sure what other cards it reads/accepts).

 

Amazon is always a good place for Memory Cards, either that or MyMemory who are also pretty cheap. I would recommend Sandisk cards for reliability and price (although Lexar are also good). In my opinion I wouldn't by own branded cards (MyMemory etc.) as they won't last as long. I would also say that I would always buy the biggest card that I can afford and that I also only buy cards that I have other devices for. (ie. If I didn't have a camera that took SD cards - which I do - I wouldn't buy SD cards, same for all other types, I only started buying MS Pro Duo as I bought a PSP)

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Stick-PRO-DUO

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SD-Cards

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Compact-Flash-Cards

 

 

 

 

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TOP MAN ,CHEERS
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Hi, im trying to do the same,....but....  im trying to transfer from a 60gb to an 80gb.   any ideas would be more than welcomed....Cheers Diondino67...
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have you tried a usb memory stick or portable hardrive,that should work.
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I tried using a usb drive it got tranfered but when i go to load the game they tell me  "You did not create this save game data. File cannot be loaded"  am i doomed to start gta 4 over again when i am on the last mission?

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^^^ Dag,are you using a different account on your new machine or have you started a new user? Maybethatswhy it says 'you' didn't create this save.

I'd like to know if it's possible to transfer all my data including settings for Home etc as I'm using my Dad's PS3 at the mo and have more stuff saved on it than him but want my own machine- and all my files from his.
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I have the same problem but i am unable to turn my ps3 on as it has the dreaded ylod (Yellow Light Of Death) would it be possible to just remove the hard drive from my broken ps3 and put it into the new one i have bought?????

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Pchende wrote:

I have the same problem but i am unable to turn my ps3 on as it has the dreaded ylod (Yellow Light Of Death) would it be possible to just remove the hard drive from my broken ps3 and put it into the new one i have bought?????


 

 

no :(

when you put the drive into the new PS3, it will FORCE a format :(

 

however, there may be other options for you - have a read of the link in my sig below :)

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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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Dagenais45: I am having the same problem with the same game GTA4. It tells me I didnt create my file... and I did my with USB flashdrive.

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1. Disconnect PS3 from the internet
2. Delete the GTA:IV game data (not the saves)
3. Restart GTA:IV and let it do it's thing
4. Save thegames to a new save slot in your safehouse
5. Quit the game and connect the PS3 to the internet
6. Download and install the latest GTA:IV patch and you're good to go

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Dagenais45 wrote:

I tried using a usb drive it got tranfered but when i go to load the game they tell me  "You did not create this save game data. File cannot be loaded"  am i doomed to start gta 4 over again when i am on the last mission?


 

Are you using the same user name on both PS3's????? the Saved data can only be used by the user who saved it

 

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I'm saving my gamesaves to a USB stick swapping out my 60GB HDD and installing a WD 640GB Scorpion Blue I just received from Amazon UK.

 

This is what I plan to do.

 

PS3

 

In 'Save Data Utiliy....' (SDU), using the Triangle button, copy the saved data for each game to the USB stick. I note that when you do this the data goes straight to the USB stick - you don't need to tell it to do this. 

 

I also note that the USB stick itself appears inside another folder called 'Memory Card Utility (PS/PS3)' (MCU) that located above 'SDU'.  In MCU is the 'Internal Memory Card 1' containing my PS2 game saves.  I will use the Triangle button to save these to the USB stick too.  

 

In MCU, above the PS2 game saves, my USB Stick appears.  In this I notice that all my copied Game save now reside.  I see that by simply pressing Triangle is how I will be copying my game saves back when my new HDD has been installed.  Great.  That is one big question I no longer need to ask.

 

Well I'm ok so far.

 

USB STICK

 

I have now removed the USB card from the PS3 (simply by pilling it out). Opening up the USB Stick I notice that there is one folder named 'PS3'.  Inside this is are two folders 'EXPORT' and 'SAVEDATA'. They appear to be UNIX executable files.

 

Reading earlier posts I notice that some people say that creating an 'Export' folder oneself is necessary.  However those posts were back in 2007/08 so I'm guessing that, as there have been numerous updates to the PS3 including formware updates, and as there is alreasy an Export folder, I reckon that creating an EXPORT folder manually is no longer necessary.  But it something to bear in mind if things go ***** up later.

 

Anyway, I suspect that ordinarily I need not do anything else with these.  Just install the new HDD and go to Memory Card Utility when the PS3 has finished getting to know the new HDD.

 

MULTIPLE USERS

 

One complication however.  Up till now I have been concerned with only my main account. I have three other sub-accounts, one for myself and two others for my daughter and her boyfriend. 

 

Now the question is what happens when I save the game data from these accounts to the USB Stick?  Do they automatically get segregated by the PS3 by account, or does one need to save them separately somehow?  If it is necessary to save them separately I think I know of a way to do this.

 

Does anyone know whether or not it is necessary to save these files separately?

 

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I have the same promblem. But i bought a 4gb sandisk cruzer usb. Would that work.
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I have Tried using a USB, But it says something like another users and cannot be used, any help?

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hi just found a post that might really  help :King:

 

http://www.webanswers.com/games/video-games/ps3-6afdf6

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