Restoring the PS3 system

PS3™

Restore default settings

Find out important information about restoring your PS3 settings data.

You can restore from the current settings under Settings to the default settings by selecting Settings > [System Settings] > [Restore Default Settings].

After you complete the operation and restart the system, the initial setup screen will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform initial setup of the system software.

Note:

  • If you restore the default settings or restore the PS3™ system, changes to the settings cannot be undone. Data loss or corruption is the responsibility of the user.
  • Do not turn off the PS3 system during this operation. If the operation is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During this operation, the power button on the system and the PS button on the wireless controller are not active.
  • You cannot use this feature to go back to an earlier version of the system software.

 

Restoring the PS3 system

Limitations of the data transfer utility

Find out which types of data cannot be transferred using the data transfer utility.


Delete data on the hard disk drive

Find out how to delete data on the PS3 system's hard disk drive.


Restore default settings


Transfer data to another PS3 system

Find out how to transfer data to another PS3 system.


Use the data transfer utility

You can transfer (copy or move) data that is saved on one PS3 system's hard disk to another PS3 system's hard disk using an Ethernet cable.


Back up content to another PS3

Find out how you can transfer your content to another PS3.


Restore data that has been backed up

Find out how to restore backed up data after replacing your PS3 system's hard disk.

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