I've been trying to free up space on my hard drive for a large game. I went through and cleaned out at least 15-20GB (probably even more) of data between downloaded games, their saves, and the game data itself. But for some reason, the PS3 reports that I've only opened up a Gigabyte of space.

I tried restarting, but it didn't change anything. I'm not sure if it's just a small system glitch or what, but I do know that I deleted well more than 10 Gigabytes of data. Two of the games were just over 6000 Megabytes, as well as one that was 11 Gigabytes.

Any thoughts?

  • Looking into this, there has to be something missing here. Is this the internal drive or some external USB by chance?
    – NBN-Alex
    Jul 6, 2016 at 9:57

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Go into Recovery Menu and choose Restore File System and Rebuild Database. It might just be a small glitch that still recognizes the space of the games even though they were already deleted.

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