How to fix corrupted data on PS5

Find out how to fix your game data.

Corrupted data has been the bane of many gamers’ existence for years. Even back in the days of memory cards, it was a sinking feeling to receive that message about your data being corrupted. Now, the good news is that this doesn’t necessarily mean your data is completely lost, and the corruption can come from a few different places that don’t actually affect your saved data at all. Here is how you can fix the corrupted data error on PlayStation 5.

Reinstall games

You may need to delete all the data of a game, except for your saved data, and then reinstall it on your PlayStation 5. Doing this is very easy:

  1. Navigate to the System Settings of PlayStation 5 (the gear logo in the top right).
  2. Select the Storage option, then Console Storage, and then Games and Apps.
  3. Go to the game that you are having issues with and delete it from your console. This won’t affect your saved data, just the files for the game itself.
  4. Reinstall that game on your console.

Hopefully, that will fix the issue you are having without needing you to do anything with your place in the game.

Downloading previous saved data

However, sometimes you will need to change your place in the game occasionally and to do this fix, you will need a subscription to PlayStation Plus and the online storage it comes with.

  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Select Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
  3. You can see all of your saves that have been uploaded to the cloud. If you have it, you can select one from close to where you are in your game and download that.
  4. Load into that save, before you began encountering errors.

This can help to get rid of the problem without having to lose too much progress.

However, it depends on you having that save file from before the issue, and sometimes the issue is big enough that you may just have to start over. You could also wait for an update to the game if the problem is with the game file itself.