[Fixed] How to Fix Corrupted Data Error on PS4

Jean updated on Nov 14, 2018 to Resource | How-to Articles


Corrupt data error appears constantly on PS4? Try to fix PS4 corrupt data error without losing your progress and saved game data by referring the fixing methods here. Follow these tried and true solutions in this post, and fix corrupted data on PS4 easily.

My PS4 Data Corrupted Suddenly

"PS4 corrupt data error happened to me several times now, and I can't get rid of it. When this corrupt data message appears, the game sound will start to lag behind and then I will be unable to load my character, finally, the game will go black and show the error information.

Cannot continue using the application. The data for the following application is corrupted. Delete the application from the PS4, and then insert the disc again."

PS4 data corrupted with error codes

The error message of corrupt data on PS4 has occurred in many games like Destiny, Warframe, Arsenal, etc., which usually indicates a poorly functioned hard drive or just the application. And the error may also make PS4 fail to turn on. How to fix it? HOW to avoid this? This post provides you with the tried and true solutions.

How to Fix Corrupted Data Error on PS4

You may encounter error codes like CE-37732-2 PS4 Error Code and NP-32062-3 PS4 Error Code. The downloaded file was not installed to the system properly or the data on the system may be corrupted. To fix your corrupted data, we have these ideas below. You don't have to try them all, find the one that works best for you.

Delete the corrupted data file manually

  • Step 1: Go to Settings -> System Storage Management -> Saved Data -> Media Player.
  • Step 2: Enter into the Media player folder, there should be a 'corrupt data' saved file that shows up.
  • Step 3: Press the Options button and delete the saved corrupt data file.
  • Step 4: Now exit. Reopen the Media Player app.

Delete the Downloaded PS4 File and Redownload Them 

The downloaded file was not installed to the system properly. It is likely that the data has been corrupted during the download process.

  • Step 1: Delete the downloaded file. On PS4, go to [Notifications] > [Downloads] and select the content. Then press the OPTIONS button on your controller and delete the downloaded content.
  • Step 2: Retry downloading the file.

If you had the error with a game patch, highlight the game application on the home screen, press the OPTIONS button and select [Check for Update]. But If it's the error with a game from PS Store, go to [Library] and select the application to download the file.

What if the error is still there? Try initialising your system by going to [Settings] > [Initialization] > [Initialize PS4] > [Quick]. Then try re-downloading the content. If the error persists and if you have previously upgraded HDD, switch to the original HDD and re-install the system software. After system re-installation or initialization, try re-downloading the content.

Rebuild the PS4 Database  to Fix the Corrupted Data

  • Step 1: Connect your PS4 controller to the console with a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the power button on your PS4 console until you hear the second beep. Then release the button. Your PS4 will be in safe mode and the screen will look like this:
  • Step 3: Select "5. Rebuild Database" with your controller.

rebuild PS4 database  to fix the corrupted data error

Wait for the process to complete. Then turn on your PS4 to see if rebuilding database is helpful for fixing your corrupted PS4.

Extra Tips: How to Avoid Data Loss

1. Upgrade PS4 to a Larger HDD

To avoid data loss, we strongly advise you backup or clone your PS4 drive. PS3 and PS4 hard drive space can quickly run out of space once you start downloading games, demos, and HD videos. When PS3 or PS4 hard drive full, you need to upgrade the small hard drive to a larger drive or SSD to improve your PS3 or PS4 system. Besides, this helps you avoid data corruption.

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If you have any data loss problem when you back up the data to the external device or mistaken deletion, you can ask the free file recovery tool for Help.

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