Introduction: How to Copy a PS4 Game Save to a External Drive

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You will need:

PS4

External Drive

TV

Cords

Step 1: Turn on TV and PS4

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Step 2: Insert External Drive

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There are 2 USB ports on the front of the PS4

Step 3: In the Main Menu, Go to "Settings"

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Step 4: Click on "Application Saved Data Management"

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Step 5: Select "Saved Data in System Storage"

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Step 6: Select "Copy to USB Storage Device"

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Step 7: Select Game to Copy

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Step 8: Wait Until Transfer Is Complete

Repeat steps 4-8 for multiple games

Step 9: Remove External Drive

Comments

mostafaa120 (author)2016-12-12

I need help from you to turn PlayStation

Cylinders to Hard and explain how to copy games on Hard

Manoxkrishna (author)2016-02-14

I want tu copy a game from cd to ps4
Ananyone here please help me

ElliottB9 (author)2016-01-19

I don't have psn, but it requires a psn account. I wish to know how to do this without an account. I don't see why I would need psn for an operation from system to storage device. It would make sense to require psn from system to cloud, but not system to sub.if anyone can find a way way to do this it would be GREATLY appreciated

ElliottB9 (author)ElliottB92016-01-19

I meant usb not sub, but autocorrect doesn't recognize usb I guess I should capitalize it USB

pbarbas (author)2014-07-03

I have copied a save to USB Storage Device but, when I connect it in another PS4, it says that does not exist any files into USB :/

vikaram (author)pbarbas2014-10-29

It's because it can be used only in the same ps4 and in the same user only.

jacksonf8 (author)vikaram2016-01-07

What if you copy it over to another ps4, but then add your account on thier ps4? Would the game be able to run?

roman_A made it! (author)2015-12-30

good to know. im about to upgrade my hard drive!

magnuswf (author)2015-01-28

Trying not to be a buzzkill, but what use would you have for this? I know that you can't share savegames with other players/users, so I could only see this as a backup method? :) (Smiley for better mood ;) )

roman_A (author)magnuswf2015-12-30

It is usefull if you are changing the internal hard-drive

Thanks for sharing!