How to Copy a PS4 Game Save to a External Drive

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

You will need:

PS4

External Drive

TV

Cords

Step 1: Turn on TV and PS4

Step 2: Insert External Drive

There are 2 USB ports on the front of the PS4

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

Step 4: Click on "Application Saved Data Management"

Step 5: Select "Saved Data in System Storage"

Step 6: Select "Copy to USB Storage Device"

Step 7: Select Game to Copy

Step 8: Wait Until Transfer Is Complete

Repeat steps 4-8 for multiple games

Step 9: Remove External Drive

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27 Comments

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Wayno53
Wayno53

Question 2 months ago on Step 7

So, Bought a 1tb external HDD for the PS4.
Trying transfer games across to full formatted HDD.
Work through the process, apllication, internal HD, choose game to transfer, All games say downloading and i am unable to transfer? Any help would be great as Wife cant play COD!?!

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Narutofan4
Narutofan4

Question 2 years ago on Step 2

What kind of us does it have to be because I have the ps4 slim now and getting the pro soon so if I get a usb will that transfer all the games I've played onto the slim to the pro?

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ashmcann1986
ashmcann1986

Answer 1 year ago

Minimum 250gb, as I answered above you can either use the HDD or use the ps transfer services.

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Nousernameavailablelol
Nousernameavailablelol

Reply 8 months ago

Actually if he logs into his ps4 slim account on pro all purchased games will appear

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amybeth4321
amybeth4321

Question 10 months ago

Is there a way to move only skins and stuff to a flash drive or is it only possible to move the whole game? Parent here, my sons ps4 is crashing and I'm trying to save his skins before the whole thing takes a poop and I have to buy a new one or try to factory reset this one.

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Nousernameavailablelol
Nousernameavailablelol

Answer 8 months ago

Well the skins are a part of the saved data so yes it will save

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amybeth4321
amybeth4321

Answer 10 months ago

Maybe I should have mentioned this is for fortnite.

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Johnwick1212
Johnwick1212

Question 11 months ago on Step 8

Can sone 1. give me some help I'm well aware on how to use my usb to save ps4 files then bring to pc. Mod and return them back however I bought a do we unloaded USB mod menu I followed steps to extract download using win rar then transferred over to usb game saves file now am I supposed to do ed no as d these and keep the mod menu like the save files or format harddrive to extended storage for it to use cuz the only. Thing company th old me was usb was neccessary so I'm confused as to use. As extended storage or downloaded with der everything then they siad press ls and r 3 to open what the hell is ls to open it

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mostafaa120
mostafaa120

4 years ago

I need help from you to turn PlayStation

Cylinders to Hard and explain how to copy games on Hard

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ashmcann1986
ashmcann1986

Reply 1 year ago

Copying games need an extended drive, a different process to transferring game saves. You can do one or the other but not both

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Gemma-louC
Gemma-louC

2 years ago on Step 6

I get to the "copy to USB storage device" then it says "cannot perform that operation" the connected USB storage device is being used as extended storage (CE-41893-5)

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ashmcann1986
ashmcann1986

Reply 1 year ago

You’ll need to reformat to FAT or NTFS by computer. Then reconnect and do not use PS4 format. Just transfer straight for the game saves. (Not the actual saves)

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FactionSwap
FactionSwap

2 years ago

Is this talking about storing game saves to a usb drive, or is it talking about saving the actual game itself to a usb drive?

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ashmcann1986
ashmcann1986

Reply 1 year ago

The game saves. Not the actual game.

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CP_FFXV_AD
CP_FFXV_AD

Question 1 year ago on Step 9

Dumb question but it's the first time I'm attempting something like this. Okay here it goes. Once I send the save data to the USB, and I would attach it to PS4 again will the game system read it as if it was a memory card and load all the DLC stuff etc?

Just wanting to double check. Also what usb size would you guys recommend? I only have a 16GB and I don't think that will be enough for my game.

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ashmcann1986
ashmcann1986

Answer 1 year ago

The minimum is 250gb, and to do that what you mentioned is a different process. You would need to format the HDD into extended storage, then transfer the game itself into the HDD, not the save. The save will not be able to transfer over. If you want the save as well, you’ll need an online account, transfer the save to the cloud. And the game to the HDD.

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revolution.3d550n
revolution.3d550n

Question 1 year ago on Step 6

Do I really require to be connected to the internet to do an "offline" PS4 save backup? Seriously? Why?

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DillanF1
DillanF1

3 years ago

I've done this but the PS4 keeps saying the USB storage device is not connected.

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Manoxkrishna
Manoxkrishna

5 years ago

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

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ElliottB9
ElliottB9

5 years ago

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