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Originally Posted by mgr_stl /forum/post/16853367
On a related note, when you're backing up all of your game save data, is it really true that you can't "Select all" and copy all of them at once? I don't backup nearly often enough, but from my experience I had to go through each game and select/copy them individually, one-at-a-time.
Originally Posted by mgr_stl /forum/post/16853673
But if you do the entire backup, will it also backup all of the media you have on your HDD, or can you speed things up by just backing up the vital data?
Originally Posted by Mattdoc /forum/post/16852608
However, if you already downloaded them 5 times, you are out of luck.
Originally Posted by mweflen /forum/post/16855912
How about JUST game saves? I will be getting my YLOD back this week.
I'm not worried about getting my psn games (I'm just assuming I'll have to re-DL them), but is it possible to access the save files from the HDD (a 320gb in my case) via USB from the new(refurb) PS3?
Originally Posted by KingShorty /forum/post/16855934
If you did a full back-up, then they'll show up upon restore (sans protected saves). If you backed them up one-by-one, then you'll restore them one-by-one sans protected saves.
Originally Posted by mweflen /forum/post/16855954
What I'm curious about is whether I can see and copy save files from my 320gb HDD onto the fresh 60gb HDD they send back to me.
Originally Posted by Mikazaru /forum/post/16856076
Unfortunately, no you can't. If you stick the 320GB HDD into an external USB enclosure, your PS3 will not recognise it because it will not be in the FAT32 format. The PS3 appears to use a proprietary file system internally.
Originally Posted by MaxDam77 /forum/post/16856604
Hmm Interesting, but what if the 320GB was from a previous PS3 system and connected to a usb external enclosure, which it is obviouly FAT32 format, will the new PS3 recognise it?
Originally Posted by Mikazaru /forum/post/16857443
The PS3's internal file system is SPUFS, not FAT32. When you put a new HDD into your PS3, it is automatically formatted to SPUFS. However, as most people know, the PS3 will only recognise FAT32 external drives. I know it sounds odd, but it's true.
Originally Posted by Dan P. /forum/post/16861816
I also got a ylod a couple of weeks ago on my 1st gen PS3 60GB and I didn't do a full backup either. I just have a month old SD card backup of some games. I really hated the idea of loosing that much game progress.
I sent mine to Knights Gaming Repair and they fixed the actual issue (RSX related). There was also a game disc in the there I could not eject that I'll get back for sure as well. They turned it around within a few days of getting it. I should be getting it back this week. I expect to plug it in and resume playing "Dead Space" right where I left off.
However, the first thing I'll do is a full backup.