Restoring the PS3 system

PS3™

Back up content to another PS3

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

Backed up data from one PS3 system can be restored to another PS3 system under Settings > [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].

The types of data that can be restored on another system are as follows:

  • Saved data from PlayStation 3 format software *
  • Image files under Photo
  • Music files under Music **
  • Video files under Video **
  • Bookmarks added under [Internet Browser]
  • Terms that were added using [Add/Edit Term] under Settings > [System Settings] or predictive terms that have been "learned" by the on-screen keyboard

* Copy-protected saved data cannot be restored. Also, saved data that has been restored may not be usable in some games.
** Does not include copyright-protected data.

Restoring the PS3 system

Limitations of the data transfer utility

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Transfer data to another PS3 system

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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.


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