How to Restore Data from Corrupted PS3 Hard Drive?

“I got a PlayStation in which I carry number of amazing games and the hard drive on this PS3 stores huge media data. Today, as I connected the hard drive from PS3 to my Windows desktop, the hard drive refused to show the files saved in it. I am able to connect the hard drive successfully, but cannot view any data. I think the hard drive is corrupted due to some logical failure. Can anyone suggest me how to recover corrupted PS3 hard drive data?”

PS3 is one of the best preferred gaming and multimedia console delivered by Sony and it has many advantageous features. Its enormous hard disk drive storage can hold huge gaming and media data with much ease. However, one may lose all these useful data from PS3 hard drive in number of situations. Most commonly encountered data loss scenarios while using PS3 hard drive can be listed as:

  • Connecting PS3 hard drive to virus infected systems can damage the file system or induce format error, after which data becomes inaccessible
  • PS3 hard drive may even get corrupted when there are more number of bad media spots formed on memory space
  • Using PS3 hard disk drive on incompatible platforms or abruptly disconnecting the drive from system during data read or write process may also corrupt the drive

In all these ways, if you have lost data from PS3 hard drive, then don’t get annoyed thinking that data is lost forever. Until new files are added to PS3 hard drive after data loss scenario, no files will be lost permanently. And such data can be recovered back with the use of effective data recovery software.

Corrupted PS3 hard drive data recovery software:

Using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the efficient way to get back data from corrupted PS3 hard drive on Windows computer. This tool is capable of recovering all file types like documents, movies, games, application files, executable files, archives, pictures and many more. This utility can restore data from crashed PS3 and from other popular game consoles. In addition, it provides ultimate solution for data recovery from corrupted, failed, dead, inaccessible hard drives, external hard drive, SSD, FireWire drive, USB flash drive and many other storage devices. This software is suitable to run on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps to retrieve data from damaged PS3 hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on a Windows computer and connect your corrupted PS3 hard drive to this system
  • Install the tool and run it according to given instructions
  • In main screen, click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option to get back data from PS3 hard drive
  • Next, choose the drive that represents externally connected corrupt PS3 hard drive
  • Further, select the file types that are to be restored from damaged PS3 hard drive
  • As scanning completes, you will see list of recovered files in two view types
  • Toggle between, ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’ options to glance at recovered files
  • Preview selected files and save all necessary files to target location on Windows system hard drive or on other external storage device, except same PS3 hard drive

Useful Tips:

  • Avoid mishandling your PS3 hard drive
  • Backup data from PS3 hard drive in to external storage devices to avoid unexpected data loss

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