How to Recover Data from PS4 Hard Drive on PC

This guide will show you how to recover data from PS4 external hard drive, including the method to recover data from PS4 hard drive on PC.


By Lena / Updated on September 13, 2022

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Can I Recover Save Data from PS4 Hard Drive?

My 2TB seagate hard drive that I was using for my PS4 crashed all of a sudden. So is there any way for me to get the saved games by digging into the recovered data on a PC? I do not have a PS+ account so all my saved data was on disk only.

- Question from Reddit

Recover PS4

PS4 is one pretty popular gaming console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It has attracted a large number of home game lovers since its first release in 2013. However, like any other storage media, data loss issues occur from time to time.

Accidental deletion, sudden power outage, formatted hard drive errors, connectivity loss, etc. could all lead to PS4 hard drive data loss. It will be a time-consuming job to re-download and re-install lost games. Fortunately, it’s possible to recover save data from PS4 hard drive. Keep reading to learn all the practical ways.

How to Recover Data from PS4 Hard Drive on PC

If you want to recover data from PS4 hard drive on PC, you can connect the external hard drive to PC and let the data recovery tool help you find the lost data. MyRecover is recommended here. It’s one professional data recovery software for PC developed by AOMEI, the benchmark of the data recovery industry.

★ Main Features

● Supports Data Recovery in Various Situations. System crashes, accidental deletion, virus attacks, disk formatting, etc.
● Supports Any Kind of Disk-based Storage Media. SSD, HDD, USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD card, etc.
● Recover Any Types of Files in Original Format. Documents, pictures, videos, audios, compressed files, etc.

Click the download button to get ADR for Windows and let it help you recover data from PS4 external hard drive with a few clicks.

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Want to recover save data on PS4 internal storage? You can connect your PlayStation console to your computer and see whether the internal storage can be recognized. If the internal storage does not appear in the recovery software, then you can only get help from a recovery agency by paying a large sum of money.

How to recover data from PS4 hard drive:

Step 1. Connect PS4 external hard drive to computer.

Open your PS4 and take out the hard drive > Use an HDD Enclosure or SATA to USB converter cable to connect the external hard drive to PC.

Step 2. Launch ADR for Windows on computer > Select your PS4 external hard drive > Click Start Scan to begin.

Start Scan

Step 3. It will automatically search your data with Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Quick Scan aims at finding deleted data, while Deep Scan searches for other lost data. (You can type some keywords in the search box to quickly find the files you need.)


Step 4. When the scanning is complete, you can check the result and find deleted or lost files > Choose the data you want to recover > Click the Recover button to recover data from PS4 external hard drive.


How to Recover Save Data from PS4 Hard Drive from Cloud

One of the benefits of PS Plus is that game data is automatically saved to the cloud. If you have a PS+ account, you can try to recover save data from PS4 hard drive from cloud.

  • Go to Home menu and choose Settings.
  • Choose Application Saved Data Management

Restore PS4 from Cloud

  • Click Saved Data in Online Storage > Click Download to System Storage option.
  • Browse your saved game data and select the files you want to recover.
  • Click the Download button and wait for the download to complete.

How to Recover Save Data from PS4 Hard Drive via Backup

If you have backed up your data to the USB storage, then you can insert the USB drive into your PS4 console to recover lost games and apps, save data, screenshots and video clips, settings.

Please note that all saved data on PS4 console will be erased. In addition, this can't be undone and erased data can’t be restored.

  • Insert the USB drive into your PS4 console.
  • Go to Settings > System Back Up and Restore.  
  • Select Restore PS4.
  • Browse and select the backup file you'd like to restore.
  • Select Restore Yes to confirm.

Restore PS4

How to Recover PS4 Games from PlayStation Store

You can go to PlayStation Store to re-download all lost games.

  • Log into the account you used to purchase the games.
  • Go to PlayStation Store on PS4.

Recover Gams from Store

  • Browse and find your lost games.
  • Download games to PS4 local storage or external hard drive.

Final Words

That’s all about how to recover data from PS4 hard drive.

  • If you are a PS Plus user, you can simply recover data from the cloud.
  • If you have backups on USB drive, you can insert it into PS4 console and perform a restoration.
  • If you do not have backups, you can let ADR for Windows help you scan the hard drive and find missing files.
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.