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Restore File System | PS3 Safe Mode / Recovery Menu | Video Walkthrough

EdEN
  • On February 10, 2013

Restore File System - PS3 Safe Mode / Recovery Menu

 

How long does this take? Only 2 – 5 minutes. It’s a good thing to do if you’re having any issues with your PS3. Say, for example, your blu-ray drive having issues, trophy syncing, performance issues, etc. If your PS3 ever shut off due to a power outage or shut off due to a buggy game. This would be a wise thing to do. Basically, what it’s doing is checking the PS3’s OS (operating system) for any corrupted files and restoring them if needed.

Let us know if this was helpful and what this may have fixed for you.

If you’re still having issues, I would try rebuilding the PS3 database.
I did a walkthrough on how to do that here. There are FAQ’s at the bottom of the post too.

 

FAQ

Question: What do I lose from doing this?
Answer: Nothing

Question: Will this delete any game saves or game data on my PS3?
Answer: No

Question: Will this delete any of my games, photos, music or videos?
Answer: No

Question: Will this remove or affect my trophies in any way?
Answer: No

Question: Will this work on any PS3 Console?
Answer: Yes, all PS3 consoles have this recovery menu.

Question: Will this damage my PS3?
Answer: Not at all

Question: What about my other accounts on the PS3?
Answer: You will not have to re-activate the accounts on your PS3.

Question: What do the other options in the recovery menu do?

  1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
  2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
  3. Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
  4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
  5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore. Deletes everything and starts from scratch.
  6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

 

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