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I downloaded LittleBigPlanet almost a year ago when it was free and recently, I got the Game of the Year edition. I was hoping to just delete the game from my system and just use the Game of the Year edition from now on, but I noticed that the save data wasn't in the Save Data Utility. I believe that all of the save data is in the game itself on the console and if I delete it, I will lose all of that save data.

Is there a way to get the save data from the downloaded game into the Save Data Utility so that way I can delete the game and still have the save data? If not, then will I have to live with the dowloaded version forever for the sake of keeping the saved game?

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for LBP any save should be in the "Saved Data Utility (PS3<sup>tm</sup>)" (right above the trophy collection), for LBP2 it's in the "Game Data utility" – ratchet freak Mar 4 '12 at 3:07
There should be an option in game to export the save (the game used to have a bug where saves got too big and made the game unplayable, that's why they stopped using the save for game data) – JohnoBoy Mar 4 '12 at 9:20
@JohnoBoy Will the profile backup retain all of my game data? So if I delete LBP from my console, all of the data will be in the profile backup? – Bryce Mar 5 '12 at 2:29
If you log-in with the proper PSN Account, yes, exactly! – alex2003super Apr 3 at 17:59

Saved data for all LBP games (LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Prehistoric Moves and LittleBigPlanet 3) is stored in the "Game Data Utility", this means that deleting the game will still keep the save file. Don't worry!

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