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ok since I work away, I'm planning on getting a second PS3 unit, so I can leave one up where I work and keep one at home. I may also downgrade one of them to allow for homebrew.

But before I downgrade, would I be able to use my current PSN ID on both machines, and copy save files across?

so say for example I play The Last of Us while I'm away, could I then copy the save file to a USB, and then copy it onto my home PS3 once I get home and pick up where I left off?

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It is possible yes, but it is also quite risky as it increases the chances of being hacked..
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It is possible yes, but it is also quite risky as it increases the chances of being hacked..
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It is possible yes, but it is also quite risky as it increases the chances of being hacked..

ok, but how?

I wont be running both at the same time. just as simple as playing while I am away, then copying that save file to a USB, then when I get home copying the save file onto my other PS3 and loading up the game to carry on playing.

I know saves are attached to your account or the machine they are on etc, but curious if you can have to machines active with the same PSN account so the saves will work.

cant see how being hacked has anything to do with it?
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The saves are linked to the PS3's user that you are logged in as, it has nothing to do with the PSN account unless you plan on playing online.. The saves of the newer games don't allow you to save on another user let alone another system. You can still mess around on your profile though..
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Ok so if I set up my PSN on another machine and name the user the same, would it work?
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You should be able to copy your save files to a flash drive and load it on your new machine. I don't think the save files are tied to PSN ID. If you're talking about console ID, then you can only change it on your downgraded machine.
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You should be able to copy your save files to a flash drive and load it on your new machine. I don't think the save files are tied to PSN ID. If you're talking about console ID, then you can only change it on your downgraded machine.

hmm. guess there's only one sure way to find out. all depends on how the save file system works, since I know they have some pretty good security measures. not as simple as copy a save to the machine and it works. they are somehow tied to the machine or the account, that I know.
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