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Backup and transfer PlayStation 4 game savesPurchased a new PS4 or replaced the hard drive recently? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get all of your game data back.
When the Playstation4 first came out I did a video that showed you how to replace the hard drive. It's a relatively simple process and if you replace it before you start playing any games then you are good to go. But what if you wanted to pick up a different system. Say the white bundle that comes with destiny. Or if you want to go ahead and replace the hard drive after you played hours of Call Of Duty or another game well there's no need to fear because there are actually two simple ways to transfer your game data. If you are a play station plus subscriber you can upload your game saves to Sony's cloud servers. This can be done by going to settings, selecting application save data management followed by saved data. It's just in storage. Choose upload to online storage. Select the game data that you want to transfer to the cloud and click upload. If you don't trust Sony servers or you're not a Playstation Plus subscriber, you can also transfer data using a USB stick. In the saved data in system storage section, click on copy to USB storage device, select the game data you want to transfer and click copy. Then, from your new PS4, sign into your Playstation account and head back to the application saved data management section in the settings menu. If you saved your data in the cloud, select save data in online storage, followed by download to system storage. If your data was on a USB stick, select save data on USB storage device, choose to copy the data to the system storage, and select the game data that you want to transfer over. It's as easy as that. For more how-tos like this one be sure and check out howto.cnet.com, you can also reach out to me on Twitter with any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for CNET, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]