[Answered] Possible to access corrupted PS3 hard drive somehow?
My PS3 is claiming the hard drive is corrupted, and threatening to format it. That is the absolute LAST thing I want to do. Is there any way I can fix this somehow? WITHOUT losing all my save data?
If not, is it possible for me to access my hard drive otherwise? Like say from a PC? And back up certain files? Specifically save files and images?
Or is it possible to access the hard drive and DELETE certain files? Because this all began with Home, and I bet some save data for that is corrupted. I'd hate to recreate my character, but if I must sacrifice one save file for the good of many, so be it.
I have NO interest in remaking my level on LittleBigPlanet, unlocking all the characters and stages in Skullgirls again, or getting to level 50 in SCV again. I don't wanna lose the screenshots I took in MGO either.
Whenever I turn the PS3 on, it claims the hard drive is corrupted, and says it'll restore it. A progress bar appears, and at 0%, the stupid system lazily gives up and goes, "Oh, well, we can't do it, we'll just delete everything." I've even tried booting up in Safe Mode and restoring the default settings, just in case there was something wrong with that. I had no problem losing my themes and pretty colors and PSN automatic log-in if the alternative is losing that anyway along with everything else. Trying to minimize the casualties here.
So formatting is the absolute LAST thing I want to do. I want to do as much as I can to save all my stuff. Anyone know how I can fix this corrupted hard drive problem? Or access the hard drive to back-up delete specific stuff?
Format, yes... you'll have to as each drive is assigned to it's host machine (basically). I have not used these utils myself mentioned above (at least to my recollection). But via PC, yes you can look at a PS3 drive. I've been able to (besides ps3's built in xfer app) recover files, plop em on an external and get them on the PS3's drive. I'ts been a long while since doing so and I'd love to list exactly how I did it but cannot recall exact steps. Also remember "save games", etc are often "locked" and cannot be dropped from host (ps3) to ext hdd/stick etc without some toying; and that is no gurantee.
Have you made a "mirror image" of the drive after pulling it from the PS3 without attempting a recovery? As the Mod mentioned it's very slim that you'll be able to without some knowledge of the drive/file structure. I know this is very vague, and I wish *we* all had a clean & easy method... or I could help more.
If I can think of any tips/ideas; I'll try a list it down. And YES that does SUCK....especially with playing a long RPG type and losing your saves...