Transferring PS4 Game Save Data to PC? (Sony Doesn’t Like It!)

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Are you thinking of switching from a PS4 to a PC and want to find out if you can convert PS4 save data to PC? If that is the case, you have arrived at the right place. We have already written a guide about how easy it is to transfer Xbox One saves to PC and today, we will help you find out how to use PS4 save data.

Transferring game save data directly from PS4 to PC doesn’t work. While you can use a USB stick to copy the PS4 save files, the data will be encrypted when you copy it on a PC. On the bright side of things, cross-platform games will automatically save all the data in the cloud and allow you to play your favorite games seamlessly. For example, Fortnite allows players to get on the same account for PC and PS4.

Without any further ado, let’s go ahead and check out everything there is to know about transferring PS4 game data to PC.

Why Doesn’t Sony Allow Users to Save PS4 Game Data to PC?

We recently wrote a guide about how to fix PS4 virus and keep your games safe and one of the ways that Sony is keeping the system safe is by not allowing any third-party data to either get on or off the console. Therefore, Sony is encrypting all the data that gets off (USB save files) so that hackers don’t know how the system works.

Can You Transfer PS4 Game Data to PC?

As long as the game you are trying to play both on PC and PS4 features cross-platform support, you can transfer game data without any problems. In fact, the saves will automatically go on the cloud and seamlessly sync with the PC.