How do I defrag my PlayStation for smoother gameplay?

Rebuild Your Database

PlayStation players should take advantage of the 'Rebuild Database' feature. This feature scans the drive and creates a new database of all content, thus cleaning the drive. It works as a defragmenter and fixes issues, frees up memory space, and speeds up your console.

How To

  1. Press and hold the PlayStation button on your controller.
  2. Select "Turn Off PS".
  3. Press and Hold down the power button on the front of the PlayStation, until the console beeps twice (once immediately, then another after a few seconds of holding.)
  4. Connect your Dual Shock remote via USB cable.
  5. Press the PS button on the controller to pair devices.
  6. The console will now be in Safe Mode.
  7. Go to option “5. Rebuild Database” and press X.
  8. “The database will be rebuilt, it might take a few hours to rebuild the database” will be displayed, Select OK.
  9. The screen will go blank. Once the Rebuild is complete, the console will return to the sign-in screen.


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