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:


External Drive



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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12 Discussions

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)

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

I need help from you to turn PlayStation

Cylinders to Hard and explain how to copy games on Hard

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

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

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

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

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