How to Recover Game Data from Formatted Hard Drives

I set my PS5 into rest mode. When I turned it back on, the data from my external hard drive containing all my PS4 games was corrupted, and I formatted the hard drive to make it work again. Can I delete my PS4 games from my console and recover my game data from the formatted hard drive?

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Dany· Answered on Apr 06, 2023

Suppose you delete a PS4 game locally. If you have a membership, you will not lose the game's progress because it is uploaded to the cloud, and you can recover lost PS4 game files again. Find the games you can't delete with the USB symbol in the top right corner and press 'Options'. It will give you three choices - choose the middle one, which says something like removes from home/dashboard. Once this is done, press 'X' to select the game, and it should give the option to download.

I recommend using third-party software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover game data from formatted hard drives, If you don't have a membership. It provides users with an easy and comprehensive solution to restore data lost due to unexpected errors, system crashes, etc.

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Follow the steps below to recover game data:

Step 1. Install EaseUS Data Recovery on your PC or laptop connected to the external hard drive. Choose and scan the external hard drive.

Step 2. After scanning, select the 'Deleted Files' and 'Other Lost Files' folders in the left panel. You can apply the 'Filter' feature or click the 'Search files or folders' button to find the deleted files.

Step 3. Click the 'Recover' button, and select a safe drive to save the recovered files instead of the original one.

Keep a habit of creating backups for your games to avoid data loss. Here are the steps to recover lost game data from PS5 backups.

  • Head into Settings and click 'Saved Data and Game/App Settings'.
  • In the games, pick either PS4 or PS5 (depending on whichever save game you're trying to recover).
  • Now pick the game and click on 'download to Console Storage'.
  • Confirm the replacement if asked.

Read More: 6 Best Ways to Recover Lost Game Data on PC/Steam/PS4

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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