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    Back up data

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    • Find out how to back up data on your PS3 before replacing the hard disk.

      You can back up data that is saved on the hard disk using either of the following methods.

      You should where possible make periodic back-ups of data stored on the hard disk as a precaution against possible loss or corruption. If for any reason software or data loss or corruption occurs or the hard disk must be formatted during authorised service, it may not be possible to restore or repair the software or data. Note that SCEE will not be liable for any loss or corruption of data, files or software.

      Backing up data in a single operation

      You can back up data that is saved on the hard disk to a USB mass storage device in a single operation. Select Settings > [System Settings] > [Backup Utility], and then follow the on-screen instructions to perform this operation.

      Note:

      • In some cases, you may not be able to use the backup utility feature to back up the system correctly. It is recommended that you create a spare backup for files that can be moved or copied separately.
      • For details on the backup utility feature, refer to the online user's guide ateu.playstation.com.

      Backing up selected data

      The following file types saved on the system's hard disk can be copied or moved to a USB device. Select the file, press the Triangle button, and then select [Copy] or [Move] from the options menu. For some types of video files, you may need to select [Back Up] instead.

      Saved data from games, as well as video, music or photo files can be backed up to a USB mass storage device such as a USB flash drive.

      Note:

      • Some data cannot be copied, moved or backed up.
      • By using a card reader/writer (USB connector type, sold separately), you can back up files saved on the hard disk to storage media such as a Memory Stick™ or an SD Memory Card.
      • Images may vary depending on the model or the software version in use.

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