Recovery of Files Stored on PS3

“On my PS3 PlayStation numerous data like photos, video footages, games and other related files are saved in its hard drive. The hard drive was of limited storage capacity around 60GB so I thought to update it with larger hard drive. I tried to carry out the process myself and messed up the things. Now, all files saved on PS3 hard drive are out of my reach. How can I recover saved files on PS3; is there any possible way out?”

Game consoles are the best entertainment for kids and grown-ups as well. Among various brands of game consoles, PS3 is preferred by many due to its high-tech graphics and user friendly interface. This PlayStation holds a hard drive to save all user data and other program files. But, most of the users lose these files saved on PS3 hard drive in various occasions and become victim of data loss.

Possible situations of losing files saved on PS3 hard drive are mentioned below:

  • Inadvertent deletion is one of the top reasons for losing files from PS3 hard drive
  • Formatting PS3 hard drive intentionally or mistakenly will wipe off all files saved in it
  • Malware intrusion on PS3 hard drive may induce various troubles like file system corruption, corrupt partition, etc. that in turn causes inaccessibility of saved files
  • Malfunctioning of PS3 hard drive due to bad sectors or software conflicts will also result in huge loss of data

As files saved on PS3 become futile due to all these situations and user may assume that files are lost forever. To be precise, no files will be removed permanently from PS3 hard drive. It will be still intact with the same memory location until new files are overlapped on it. So, if you don’t use PS3 hard drive for further data storage after losing files then it is possible to get back such files easily.

PS3 file recovery utility:

To get rid of various unexpected file loss situations, one should always carry backup of essential files. Else, simply make use of proficient data recovery software like Yodot Photo Recovery. This amazing software is capable of recovering data like pictures, video footages, audios, archives, etc, from PS3 hard drive effortlessly. Apart from PlayStations, this tool is capable of recovering media files from camera, digital handycam, MP3 players, iPod, computer and other electronic devices within simple mouse clicks. Additionally, this tool can rescue iTunes Library files saved on computer hard drive running with Windows OS. It can recklessly bring back files from all storage devices like memory cards, SSD, hard disk drive, USB flash drive, etc. that have FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, ReFS, NTFS or NFS5 file systems. One can utilize this software on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003 operating systems.

Follow these steps to get back saved files on PS3:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on a Windows computer and install it
  • Connect PS3 to this system through proper USB cable
  • Launch the tool and wait till main screen appears
  • Click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ or ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option based on the scenario in which saved files were vanished from PS3 hard drive
  • Next, choose the drive that represents PS3 hard drive from where files have to be recovered
  • Also, select various file types that you wish to restore from PS3 hard drive or simply skip the step to choose all file types by default
  • Further proceed with scanning process and view its progress in Status bar
  • When scanning ends, view rescued files in two view types, ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Preview selected files from the list and at last save them to target location anywhere on computer hard drive not to same PS3 hard drive

Precautionary Measures:

  • Do not erase saved files accidentally from PS3 hard drive
  • Before attempting to perform any tasks with PS3 backup all saved files from it to external storage drive