Extract Music Files from PS3 Hard Drive

I created a folder and saved huge collection of music files on my PS3 hard drive. I thought of moving all these music files to desktop as my PS3 drive contained large number of files. When I connected my PS3 hard drive to system, antivirus application detected virus in it and warned me to delete them. I commanded to delete it, which otherwise would render great harm. Soon after deleting, several music files from my PS3 hard disk were lost. Now, is there any way to retrieve music files from PS3 hard drive? Thanks in advance!!!

PS3 stands for PlayStation 3. It has high definition entertainment and media server that provides efficient streaming music, videos and photos very easily. This game console can be added with expandable storage memory with the help of hard drive. You can save all documents, precious pictures, video clips, music files, etc in PS3 hard drive. Even though PS3 hard drive is highly efficient, similar to other external hard drive, PS3 hard drive might also come across music file loss or deletion situations. Some of these common scenarios are listed below:

  • Erasing music files using command prompt will permanently delete these files from PS3 HDD
  • Accidentally hitting on ‘Delete’ option instead of ‘copy’ while moving music files from PS3 hard drive to computer will lead to deletion of those files
  • Mistakenly clicking on Format option on PS3 hard drive will erase all files along with audio tracks present in it
  • If virus attacks on PS3 hard drive containing your music files, it can lead to loss of those files
  • Missing of music files on PS3 hard drive due to incorrect transfer process

The best method to deal with these kinds of scenarios is maintaining proper backup of crucial files. Unfortunately, few users do not take backup of any files and lose vital audio files from PS3 hard drive. Yet, in such situations, one can easily restore audio files using prominent file recovery software.

PS3 hard drive music files recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is perfect software to recover music files from PS3 hard drive on Windows operating system. Apart from files, it can also restore music folder from PS3 hard drive. It is added with advanced scanning engine so that not even a single file will be missed during recovery. It can retrieve MP3, MIDI, M4b, WAV, RA, AMR music file formats from PS3 hard drive and other digital gadgets. It is capable of restoring music and other media files like pictures and videos of variant file types from external hard drive, memory card, USB drive, FireWire drive and many more devices. This application supports Windows OS based computers like Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Steps to retrieve music from PS3 hard drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on healthy computer and connect PS3 hard drive to it
  • Now launch the tool and you will get two options on main screen as ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ and ‘Lost Photo Recovery’
  • Choose as per your requirement to restore lost or deleted music files from PS3 hard drive and proceed next
  • Select the drive that displays PS3 hard drive
  • Now select the file types or click on 'Skip' option to select all files by default then allow it to scan
  • After the completion of scanning process, you can view restored music files in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally save those rescued files in desired destination location


  • You should follow proper procedure to detach PS3 hard drive
  • Never connect your PS3 hard drive to any virus infected computer
  • Check twice before erasing any audio files from PS3 hard drive

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