I have just changed my PS3 Hard Drive. Since my connection is fast and I didn't have an external drive big enough to back my drive up, I decided to only copy my saves on a USB stick and reinstall/re-download my games again. I logged back in with my PSN account and now I wonder: can I still earn trophies on them?

  • The way I understand how trophies work, I'd say yes. I've never changed my hard drive, though, so I can't give a definite answer.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 9:35
  • I read somewhere they are bound to the local User, not PSN. I remember I once copied my save to a friend's PS3 and different PSN and it blocked trophies. Game was Fishing Frenzy 2. Gotta try that. If that works, then all do.
    – Manchineel
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 10:16
  • Also, I think PS Plus Saves would be almost pointless if it didn't work.
    – Manchineel
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 10:19

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Yes, as long as you are using the same PlayStation Network account.

Oh, and the 500GB hard drive I just installed is AWESOME!

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