Fix Corrupted Data and Recover Files from PSP Memory Stick

Roxanne updated on Jan 07, 2021 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Are you unable to play PSP games? The PSP data might be corrupted. Manually fix the corrupted PSP data by following method 1. If you also want to recover PSP files like images, videos, follow the second method - recover PSP files with data recovery software.

Fix Corrupted PSP Memory Stick Data
Recover PSP Files With Data Recovery Software

The PSP or PlayStation Portable is a handheld game and multimedia console that stores game files on Memory Stick Micro or Memory Stick Pro Duo. Gamers often lose their saved data due to deletion, or corruption in the media. To fix the corrupted data and recover PSP files, you can follow the two methods.

1. Manually Fix Corrupted PSP Memory Stick Data

If your game data corrupted, you can manually fix it and restore the game data.

Step 1: Turn on your Sony PSP and wait for it to boot into the PSP menu, often called the PSP XMB. 

Step 2: Connect the PSP to your computer with a USB cable. Turn on the USB connection on the PSP. A window will appear on your computer, giving you access to your PSP memory stick.

turn on usb connection on psp

Step 3: Locate the game that you have previously placed onto your Sony PSP memory stick. It will either be in the "GAME" folder, "GAME150" folder or the "GAME5XX" folder.

Step 4: Move the game into another game folder. The corrupted data error occurs when the game you are trying to load is placed into the wrong folder. If your game is in the GAME folder, place it into the GAME150 folder and disconnect the PSP from the computer.

Go into your PSP XMB and run the game. It will now display as a playable game and not corrupted data. If it still displays as corrupted data, connect the PSP to the computer again and move the game into the final folder. Disconnect the PSP from the computer and play your game.

2. Bonus Tip - Recover PSP Files With Data Recovery Software

Data loss can happen at any time. Maybe you just delete your files by mistake, maybe you formatted the PSP memory stick or maybe you suffered from virus infection. It sometimes can really drive you crazy. And at this moment, PSP data recovery is just what you desired. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best way to get back lost files. Whether you have accidentally deleted or lost them, the data recovery software works in all situations. It is easy and fast to recover lost or deleted files from any memory card/stick.

As most PSP players need to download games to the PSP memory stick, once the error message comes up to your PSP player, stop using the device. And you need to connect it to your PC and run free data recovery software with below steps for a try.
Mostly, game installation packages such as .exe file and other screenshot images can all be found and restored.

Step 1. Select the memory card and scan

Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software on your PC. Click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning process to finish.

After the scanning process, you can check and filter wanted files in this program. Click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type.

select the memeory card files

Step 3. Recover wanted files.

You can directly double-click the files to preview and see if the files are all right. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memeory card files

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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