Content Manager Copying music, images, and videos to and from a PS3™ system

Copy music, images and videos on your system to or from a PS3™ system.

Before performing this procedure, you need to do the following:

  • For a PCH-1000 series system, insert a memory card for the PS Vita system.
  • Link a Sony Entertainment Network account with your system.
  • Sign in to PlayStation™Network on your PS3™ system.
    You must use the same Sony Entertainment Network account on your PS Vita system and your PS3™ system.
  • On your PS3™ system, close all open applications and select (Users).
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
Select (PS3™), and then select (USB cable) or (Wi-Fi).
When you first connect using Wi-Fi, you must register your PS3™ system with this system. For details, see "Transferring data to and from a PS3™ system using Wi-Fi".
Select either [ PS3™ System → PS Vita System] or [ PS Vita System → PS3™System].
Select [Videos], [Music] or [Photos] to select the kind of content to copy.
Select the checkboxes of the content you want to copy, and then select [Copy].
This is an example for Music:
Music list screen.
  • You can also copy content using the (Videos), (Music) and (Photos) applications.
  • Some types of content downloaded from PlayStation®Store can only be used on a limited number of devices per account. Manage the devices on which you use the content by activating and deactivating devices.
  • Of the video content that is downloaded from PlayStation®Store to the PS3™ system, only SD video content can be copied to your system.
  • Rental video available on PlayStation®Store is copy-prohibited. Copy-prohibited content can only be moved. If you move the copy-prohibited content, the content is deleted from the source.
  • (Age restricted content) can be copied, but parental controls must either be off or set appropriately to play the content at the destination of the copy.
  • Some types of content cannot be copied.
  • Take care not to infringe the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of others.

Copying the entire folder

When you are managing photos and video in a folder on your PS3™ system, you can copy the entire folder to your system.
In step 5 of "Copying music, images, and videos to and from a PS3™ system", select [Cancel] > (Back), and then select (Folders) > (Options) > [Copy].

  • When content is selected from a folder and copied to your system, a folder with an identical name will be created.
  • An entire folder that was copied to your system cannot be copied back to a PS3™ system.

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