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Date of last thread update?: 08/04/2014

Why are saves locked?
  • To encourage players to accomplish things themselves.
  • Developer want people to earn trophies themselves (disabling copying is much easier than implementing a system to disable copied game saves from earning trophies.
  • To stop possible exploits being found in game saves that can enable offline and online games.
  • Hacking: This is against Sony & PST.org rules.

What is the Cloud and how to use it?

If you're a Playstation Plus subscriber then you will have access to the PS+ Save File Cloud, this gives you 1gb of storage for your saves. If your subscription expires, then you will no longer be able to upload your saves and after 6 months everything of yours that's in the Cloud will be wiped.

To backup:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility].
2. Find the save you wish to backup.
3. Open the Options menu by pressing and select [Copy].
4. Select [Online Storage] as the destination of back up.

To restore:
1. Select [Game] => [Save Data Utility] => [Online Storage].
2. Find on the save you wish to copy.
3. Open the Options menu by pressing and select [Copy].

WARNING:

Uploading your save, for some stupid reason, also counts as having downloaded it. What this means is if anything happens to your save and you want to download it, you'll be locked out of downloading for 24hrs .

Legend:

* No trophies
* DLC has trophies but the disc doesn't.
* No Trophies in the US/EU copy, JPN only.

Games without an asterisk are locked to the PS3 Itself.

Note:
All the saves not listed in this thread are locked to your PSN ID.


Disc & Downloadable Retail titles
  1. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand* (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  2. Anarchy Reigns (Region locked as well)
  3. Armored Core V
  4. 3D Dot Game Heroes
    - System Data
  5. Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
  6. Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
  7. Alice: Madness Returns
    - Checkpoint Data (Last saved checkpoint of game progress)
    - Configuration Data (Saved Configuration Data)
    - American McGee's Alice DLC
  8. Another Century Episode - R
  9. Army of Two: The 40th Day + DLC (The Mask creator website has been taken down so the is unobtainable)
  10. Assassin's Creed 2
  11. Bakugan Battle Brawlers
  12. Band Hero
  13. Battlefield 3
  14. Bayonetta
    - Continue Data (Auto Saves)
    - System Data (Game Settings & Trophy Progress)
    - Manual Save/Save Data XX ("XX" is the save number e.g. Save Number 04).
  15. Beyond: Two Souls - Auto/Manual save+Options file.
  16. Brave
  17. Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010
  18. Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011
  19. Cabela's Outdoor Adventures
  20. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
  21. Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  22. Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
  23. Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
    - Game Progress and Trophy Data
    - Manual save File(s) and Auto Save File
    - Game Options and Settings e.g Audio, Brightness etc.
  24. Cloudy With A Chance With Meatballs
  25. Create (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  26. Crysis 2
  27. CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
  28. Dante's Inferno
    - Dante's Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia (DLC)
  29. Dance Dance Revolution.
  30. Dark Souls
  31. Dark Souls II
  32. Days of Thunder NASCAR
  33. Dead Island
    - Player Profile settings
    - Play time, character, level and chapter (one file)
    - 4 Character Saves
  34. Deadstorm Pirates
  35. Demon's Souls
  36. Deus EX: Human Revolution
    - Auto Save 1
    - Auto Save 2 (Depends on how many you have I guess)
    - Your normal save file(s)
    - User Settings
    - Missing link DLC.
  37. Deus EX: Human Revolution - The Director's Cut
    - Auto Save 1
    - Auto Save 2 (Depends on how many you have I guess)
    - Your normal save file(s)
    - User Settings
  38. Devil May Cry 4* (Only the online file is locked)
  39. DJ Hero
  40. DJ Hero 2
  41. Dragon Age 2
  42. Dragon Age Origins
  43. DragonBall Z Burst Limit*
  44. DragonBall Z Raging Blast
  45. DragonBall Z Raging Blast 2
  46. Driver: San Francisco
  47. Duke Nukem Forever
    - 1 Save, contains the Auto Save, Manual Save, Profile Settings and Trophy Data. Also contains the DLC saves.
  48. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
  49. Fight Night Round 4
  50. Fit in Six
  51. Game of Thrones
  52. Genji: Days of the Blade (System Data)*
  53. Get Fit With Mel B
  54. Gran Turismo 5 (Only the Backup Save Data, this was added with the 2.06 patch)
  55. Guitar Hero 5
  56. Guitar Hero: Metallica
  57. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  58. Guitar Hero: World Tour
  59. Hasbro Game Night Vol 3 (DISC) (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  60. Heavy Rain
  61. Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights*
  62. Jurassic: The Hunted
  63. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  64. Killer is Dead - 1 Save that holds everything.
  65. Killzone 2
    - 1 Save, contains the Auto Save, Manual Save, Profile settings and Trophy Data.
  66. King of Fighters XII
  67. King of Fighters XIII
  68. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  69. Knights Contract
  70. Le Tour De France (2011)
  71. Lego Rock Band
  72. Lollipop Chainsaw
    - 1 Save, contains the Auto Save, Manual Save, Profile Settings and Trophy Data.
  73. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition*
  74. Mass Effect
  75. Mass Effect 2
    - Profile / Game progress - For some bizarre reason this occasionally locks and unlocks depending on what DLC you have installed (the 100% is unobtainable in the EU due to the Cerberus Pass being withdrawn, max % possible is 99%).
  76. Mass Effect 3 (Region Free)
    - Profile / Game progress (all 3 Mass Effect games have 1 file that is locked and at least 1 that isn't).
  77. Medal Of Honor: Frontline
  78. Medal Of Honor: Warfighter - Only 2 missions are affected by this due to a bug, all the missions either side of those allow save file copying.
  79. Metro: Last Light
    - 1 Save, contains the Auto Save, Manual Save, Profile settings and Trophy Data. Also contains the DLC save.
  80. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
    - Manual Save File(s)
    - Auto Save File(s)
  81. Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation
  82. Monopoly Streets
  83. Monster World IV
  84. MX vs. ATV Alive
  85. MX vs. ATV Reflex (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  86. Nail'd
  87. NCAA Football 10 (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  88. NCIS
  89. Need For Speed: Carbon*
  90. Need For Speed: Pro Street*
  91. Need For Speed: Shift
  92. Need For Speed: Undercover
  93. No More Heroes Heroes Paradise
  94. Pro Evolution soccer 2010 (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  95. Red Faction: Armageddon
    - Manual Save File(s)
    - Auto Save File
    - Profile Save File (this is where all the settings and trophy data are stored)
  96. Red Faction: Armageddon - Path To War DLC
    - Manual Save
    - Auto Save
  97. Red Faction: Guerrilla
    - Profile save
  98. Risen 2: Dark Waters
  99. Rock Band*
  100. Rock Band 2
  101. Rogue Warrior
  102. Saints Row The Third (SR3)
  103. Saints Row IV (4) (Digital) - Profile save only, the Auto and Manual saves are not locked
  104. Saw II: Flesh & Blood
    - Max 5 saves & 1 Auto Save.
  105. SBK 09 Superbike World Championship (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  106. SBK X Superbike World Championship (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  107. SEGA MEGA DRIVE Ultimate Collection (in-game save states are protected)
  108. Shadows of the Damned
  109. Silent Hill: Downpour
  110. Singstar
  111. Skate 2
  112. Skate 3
  113. Sleeping Dogs - Only some people/countries seem to have locked saves for this.
  114. Sly Mini Games
  115. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
  116. Sly 2: Band Of Thieves
  117. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
  118. Sonic All Star Racing Transformed
  119. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  120. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (in-game save states are protected)
  121. Spec Ops The Line
  122. Spider-Man: Shatter Dimensions
  123. Star Ocean: Last Hope International
    - Manual Save(s)
    - System Data
  124. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  125. Stormrise
  126. Street Fighter IV
  127. Superstars V8 Next Challenge (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  128. Superstar V8 Racing (Retail & PSN Version)
  129. Syndicate
  130. Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no Nazo
  131. The Cursed Crusade
  132. The Eye Of Judgement (The servers are closed but the still obtainable)
  133. The Godfather: Don's Edition
  134. The Godfather 2 (The servers are closed but the still obtainable)
  135. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  136. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
  137. The Saboteur (The DLC code redemption server is closed but the is obtainable)

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List continued from above:
  1. The Sims 3 "User Configuration Data"
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition
  4. The X Factor
  5. Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  6. Thief 4 (PS3 only) - Save will auto delete on dying whilst on Iron Man custom difficulty.
  7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
  8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  9. Time Crisis 4: Arcade Version
  10. Tom Clancy's EndWar
  11. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2*
  12. Tomb Raider (2013) - Profile Data
  13. Tomb Raider: Underworld - Progress & settings only (One file, also holds the Auto Save)
  14. Tony Hawk: Shred
  15. Transformers: War for Cybertron
  16. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (All 3 saves)
  17. Trinity Universe (System Data only)
  18. TV Superstars
  19. UFC 2009: Undisputed
  20. UFC 2010
  21. Vanquish
  22. Virtua Tennis 4
  23. Wheelman (Profile)
  24. Wolfenstein
  25. WRC FIA World Rally Championship
  26. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010
  27. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
  28. WWE 12
  29. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  30. XCOM: Enemy Within

PSN only titles
  1. 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2 (Player Created Maps & Tournaments)
  2. Alex Kidd In Miracle World
  3. All Zombies Must Die!
  4. AstroTripper
  5. AquaPanic! (the configuration/options file)
  6. Back To The Future - Episode 1: It's About Time (Season Data)
  7. Back To The Future - Episode 2: Get Tannen
  8. Back to the Future - Episode 3: Citizen Brown
  9. Back to the Future - Episode 4: Double Visions
  10. Back To The Future - Episode 5: OUTATIME
  11. Bang Bang Racing
  12. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition
  13. Battle of Tiles EX
  14. Blokus
  15. Bomberman Ultra
  16. Brain Challenge
  17. Castle Crushers
  18. Championship Sprint
  19. Crash Commando
  20. Crazy Machines: Elements
  21. Crazy Strike Bowling
  22. Crysis
  23. Dark Mist*
  24. Dead Space: Ignition
  25. Dragon's Lair
  26. Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
  27. Dream Chronicles (Delisted from the PS store)
  28. Dungeon Defenders
  29. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  30. Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
  31. Earthworm Jim HD
  32. Elevator Action Deluxe
  33. Hasbro Family Game Night
  34. Fancy Pants Adventures, The
  35. Fast Draw Showdown
  36. Fat Princess
  37. Far Cry Classic - Settings and Checkpoints, Generates 1 save for each Checkpoint.
  38. Final Fight Double Impact
  39. Final Exam
  40. From Dust
  41. Funky Lab Rat
  42. Gauntlet 2*
  43. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  44. High Velocity Bowling
  45. Invincible Knight (Hong Kong only)
  46. Joust*
  47. Jurassic Park: The Game (Season Save Data)
  48. Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 1: The Hunter
  49. Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2: The Cavalry
  50. Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 3: The Depths
  51. Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 4: The Survivors
  52. Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
  53. LocoRoco Cocoreccho!*
  54. Mad Riders
  55. Malicious (マリシアス)(US/JPN)
  56. Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers
  57. Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  58. Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
  59. Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014
  60. Mainichi Issho
  61. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  62. Marvel Pinball Tables. There's an individual save for each table:
    - Wolverine
    - Iron Man
    - Blade
    - Spider-Man
  63. Mega Man 9*
  64. Mega Man 10
  65. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition - Save Cache file only
  66. Modern Combat: Domination
  67. Monster World IV
  68. Mortal Kombat 2*
  69. Moon Diver
  70. MotoGP 13 Compact
  71. Music+ - Only available on the Hong Kong store.
  72. Mushroom Wars
  73. Namco Museum Essentials
  74. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent
  75. Pacific Rim
  76. Poker Night 2
  77. Rampage World Tour*
  78. Rampart
  79. Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge
  80. Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  81. Real Steel
  82. Rush 'N Attack Ex-Patriot
  83. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 1: Ice Station Santa
  84. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 2: Moai Better Blues
  85. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 3: Night of the Raving Dead
  86. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 4: Chariots of the Dogs
  87. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 5: What's New, Beelzebub?
  88. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: The Penal Zone
  89. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak
  90. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain
  91. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 4: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls
  92. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep
  93. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner
  94. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free
  95. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands
  96. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 4: Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
  97. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 5: 8-Bit is Enough
  98. Shank
  99. Sky Diving (Options settings and local records)
  100. Space Ace
  101. Spelunker HD (US) & (JP) (These releases were patched to include Copy Locking)
  102. Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  103. Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
  104. Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition
  105. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix*
  106. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix*
  107. Tank Battles
  108. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
  109. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 - The Siege of Spinner Cay
  110. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan
  111. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
  112. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God
  113. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online* (Play Data - Your online stats won't transfer)
  114. Tekken Revolution
  115. Tetris
  116. The Fancy Pants Adventures
  117. The Revenge of Shinobi
  118. The Secret of Monkey Island (US only)
  119. The Secret Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge
  120. The Wolf Among Us
  121. Top Gun (Servers Closed, the 100% is unobtainable)
  122. TV Show King
  123. Under Siege: Enhanced Edition
    - Player Profile
  124. Uno
  125. Voltron
  126. Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
  127. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Special Editions
  128. Wicked Monster Blast
  129. Wipeout HD
  130. Wonderboy In Monster Land
  131. Wonderboy In Monster World
  132. Zen Pinball (Game de-listed from the PS Store)
  133. Zen Pinball 2 (individual tables)
  134. Zombie Driver HD

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Massive file size
  1. Afrika - 365mb Save File - not Locked.
  2. WWE '13 - 3gb Save File - Locked Save, your only hope of backing this up is to backup your entire Hard Drive but if your console dies and have to buy a new console, then you will lose it forever . If your PS3 can take it, then do a System-to-System Transfer before it dies to completely.
  3. WWE 2K14 - 150mb Save File - Locked Save.

Japanese locked saves
  1. Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows
  2. DARK AWAKE
  3. Dunamis 15
  4. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
  5. Final Exam
  6. Gal*Gun
  7. Hakuoki Junsouroku 【薄桜鬼 巡想録】
  8. Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki (機動戦士ガンダム戦記):Online/Free Mission Save only.
  9. L@ve Once: Mermaid's Tears
  10. Mahjong World 【麻雀ワールド】
  11. MLB ボブルヘッド!(MLB Bobblehead!)
  12. Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C.0081 (Free Mode Data ONLY)
  13. No More Heroes
  14. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (The servers are closed, the is unobtainable)
  15. Real Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 - Both system and game save are locked.
  16. Real Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 - Only the game save is locked.
  17. SIMPLE500 Series Vol. 1: The Mahjong 【SIMPLE500 シリーズ Vol. 1 THE 麻雀~通信対局機能付~】
  18. Soul Calibur 2 HD Online
  19. Spelunker Collection (Patched to include Copy Locking)
  20. Tears to Tiara Gaiden: The Mystery of Avalon 【ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ 外伝 アヴァロンの謎】
  21. Torne - 1 device per PS3 (The save itself isn't locked)
  22. White Album ~Recordable Memories of Winter~ 【White Album ~綴られる冬の思い出~】

Games saves patched to remove copy protection:
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dead Nation
  • Gran Turismo 5 - Copy protection was lifted with Update 1.05 but the 2.06 patch added a locked Backup save.
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resistance 2
  • Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition
  • Valkyria Chronicles - System Data (settings)

- You can copy a save file to any location (USB and other users on the PS3).
- If you copy to a different user on the PS3, then you will be told that you tried to load a save file from another user and that it will be overwritten with a new one. You also cannot earn trophies with a save that was not created by that profile.


Profile locking:
  • Final Fantasy 13
  • Mass Effect 3 - Attempting to move this to a new PS3 will render it invisible to the game when you try to load it.
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma*
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2* - There is a legal workaround for the NGS games to get them working again on a new system but I don't know what it is.
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Copying locks your personal profile and settings but not your game saves.

Online stats that are saved to the HDD:
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Most but not all of your stats are saved to the Hard Drive.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Although your stats are saved to the Servers, some of your MP details are saved to the Hard Drive.
  • Crysis 2 - Most of your stats are saved to the Hard Drive.
  • Far Cry 2 - Some but not all of your stats are saved to the Hard Drive.
  • Homefront (The Playlist servers are closed so the is unobtainable).
  • Modern Combat: Domination.
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla: WARNING: Online Stats Are Saved To HDD Not Server Based
  • Red Dead Redemption as of the 1.03 patch.
  • Resistance 2.
  • Snipers
  • Tomb Raider (2013/14).

PS 1 & 2 Virtual Memory Card Utility game saves
  • These cannot be uploaded to the Cloud but can be copied to a USB drive like a normal save.
  • If you take your HDD out for any reason, do a System Transfer or use the Data Restore utility then you'll have to reassign the Virtual Memory Card that the PS 1 & 2 games use.

    I found this out the hard way earlier when I loaded the Resident Evil: Director's Cut and found that it wouldn't recognise the save that was there. To reassign the VMC you need to: Press the button whilst in-game, go to "Assign Memory Card", press on the Memory Card you want to use then press the again to return to the game you're playing.

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Incompatible Saves

This section is for GOTY/Complete Editions and Digital/Retail releases that have saves that aren't backwards compatible with each other or the regular releases.

GOTY/Complete Edition saves:
  1. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year)
  2. Batman: Arkham City (Game of the Year)
  3. Dark Souls (Prepare to Die Edition) - This seems to vary for some absurd reason as sometimes the saves work, sometimes they don't so it's safer to assume they won't work with your existing copy.
  4. L.A Noire (Complete Edition)
  5. Saints Row: The Third (The Full Package)
  6. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 (Ultimate Sith Edition/Essentials Range)
  7. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2* (Essentials Range)

Digital and Retail saves:
  1. Dead Space Extraction
  2. Dead Space 3
  3. Far Cry 3
  4. Rayman Origins
  5. Spec Ops: The Line
  6. Tomb Raider: Underworld
  7. Wanted Corp

Both of the Above:
  1. Burnout: Paradise

None MMO Games with no physical saves

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For these games the only way you can back up your saves is to backup your entire Hard Drive .
  1. .Detuned
  2. Aabs Animals
  3. Linger in Shadows

Retail:

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Data Transfer Utility

Before you start, please refer to this thread for tips on completing a successful Data Transfer: How secure is the Transfer Data Utility? Credit to all that posted in that thread on August 19th & 20th 2010.

1. Watch this video, thanks to darkdestroyer32:


2. Read this info: PlayStation Manuals

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

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Notices:
  • When you perform this operation, all data that is stored on the PS3 that will receive the data (the destination system) will be deleted.
  • Deleted data cannot be restored so be careful not to accidentally delete important data. Data loss or corruption is the responsibility of the user.
  • Some types of data may not be transferable. See here for details.
  • It should be noted that this utility can malfunction sometimes, if this happens then try to reduce the amount of data it has to move and try again. If it continues to fail then salvage your saves, music, pictures, movies and forget about the rest. Installs are expendable, saves and memories are not.
Preparing the systems to transfer data

Before starting the data transfer operation, you must perform the following steps.

1. Update the system software of both PS3 systems to the latest version (currently 4.50).

2. Prepare the PS3 system that will send the data (the source system).
If multiple users exist on the source PS3 system, you must perform the following operations for all of the users before starting the data transfer operation.
  • Create a Playstation Network account if a user does not have an account.
  • Select (Playstation Network) > (Sign Up for Playstation Network) then follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.
  • Deactivate the PS3 if the data to be transferred contains content that was purchased from Playstation Store.
  • Select (PSN) > (Account Management) > (System Activation).
  • Sync your trophy information on the PS3 system with the Playstation Network server if you want to transfer trophy information.
  • Sign in to Playstation Network then select (Game) > (Trophy Collection).
  • Back up your profile information and stages you created in LittleBigPlanet. You can then use the data that was backed up when playing LittleBigPlanet on the destination PS3 system.
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The following restrictions apply if you perform the data transfer operation without creating a Playstation Network account:
  • You may not be able to use the saved data on the destination PS3 system.
  • You may no longer be able to earn trophies using the saved data that you transferred.
  • Trophy information is not transferred (providing you sync your trophies first then this shouldn't be an issue).
Transferring data

Turn off both PS3s then perform the following steps. If the transferred data is saved game data that is copy-prohibited or data that is copyright protected, it will be moved to the destination PS3 and deleted from the source PS3.

1. Using an Ethernet cable, make a direct connection between the two PS3s

2. Connect both PS3s to different video input connectors on the TV. For example, use the HDMI input connector and the video input connector on the TV.

3. Turn on the TV then turn on both PS3s. Use the TV remote control to switch the video input to display the screen of the source PS3 system.

4. On the source PS3 system, select (Settings) > (System Settings) > [Data Transfer Utility].

5. Select [1. Transfer data from this system to the other PS3 system].
If you did not complete the preparation steps described earlier, follow the on-screen instructions to complete these steps.

6. When the PS3 system is on standby to begin the data transfer, use the TV remote control to switch the video input to display the screen of the destination PS3 system.

7. On the destination PS3, select (Settings) > (System Settings) > [Data Transfer Utility].

8. Select [2. Transfer data from the other PS3 system to this system].
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

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  • After the Data Transfer operation has been completed, you can turn off the source PS3 system. Set the TV to display the screen of the source PS3 then select (Users) > (Turn Off System).
  • If content that was downloaded from Playstation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate the destination PS3 system before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PSN) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system.
Settings > System Settings > Data Transfer Utility

Limitations of the Data Transfer utility

Some types of data cannot be transferred using the data transfer utility,and some data can be transferred but not played on the destination PS3.

For the latest information, visit the SCE website for your region. The following types of data are not transferable:
  • Video content that has been downloaded as a rental from Playstation Store (file type: MNV)
  • Tracks (including song packs) for SingStar that have been saved to the Hard Drive
  • Copyright protected video files (file types: MGV and ETS)
  • Video files that are compatible with the DivX VOD (Video On Demand) service
  • The following Playstation 2 format software titles if they are installed on the PS3 system's Hard Drive (20-80gb models only):
    - [Nobunaga's Ambition Online] and [Expansion Packs]
    - [FINAL FANTASY XI] and [Expansion Discs]
    - [SOCOM II: U.S. NAVY SEALs] and [Related discs included with OPM Issue 87, OPM Issue 88, OPM Issue 89, OPM Issue 90]
    - SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs
    - SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALs Combined Assault
For the following data types, you must perform some additional steps after completing the data transfer to be able to use the data:
  • GripShift - When you start the game for the first time after the data transfer operation, an error message will be displayed and you will not be able to play the game. To play the game, download and install it again.
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game - The saved game will not be recognized when you start the game for the first time after the data transfer operation. To use the saved data, quit the game then start the game again. Do note that the servers for this game have been switched of so the is no longer possible.
  • LittleBigPlanet franchise - For these saves to transfer over properly you must have the original installs and your Exported Profiles (1 for each game), else you will lose a lot of progress.

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I'm not entirely sure about this but i think Dead space might have prtoected saves
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I'm not entirely sure about this but i think Dead space might have prtoected saves
I just checked and you can copy
Edit: The Saboteur and UFC 2010 have locked saves too
Edit2: Eye of Judgement servers are to be closed on the 30th September 2010 not next year
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I just checked and you can copy
Edit: The Saboteur and UFC 2010 have locked saves too
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