How to Copy a PS4 Game Save to a External Drive

Intro: 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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Gemma-louC

5 months 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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DillanF1

8 months ago

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

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mostafaa120

1 year ago

I need help from you to turn PlayStation

Cylinders to Hard and explain how to copy games on Hard

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Manoxkrishna

2 years ago

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

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ElliottB9

2 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

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ElliottB9ElliottB9

Reply 2 years ago

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

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pbarbas

4 years ago

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 :/

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vikarampbarbas

Reply 3 years ago

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

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jacksonf8vikaram

Reply 2 years ago

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

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magnuswf

3 years ago on Introduction

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 ;) )

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roman_Amagnuswf

Reply 2 years ago

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