So when I first got my PS3 I didn't have a PSN account so my sister logged into hers. Now I have my own PSN account and I can't log into it on my account. I know I could create a new account and log in there , but all my saved data is on my account and I would like to keep it all. So my question is, is there a way to delete her PSN account from my PS3 account without losing anything?

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Is there a way to delete her PSN account from my PS3 account without losing anything?

There is a way to remove a user from a PS3 console, but you will lose the following:

  • Paid Content Downloaded from PlayStation Network
    • The account that bought the content can still download it from another console
    • Your console however, will be unable to use the content due to missing licenses (in other words, the license that allows the content to be used is tied to her account)
  • Messages Sent and Received
  • Internet Browser Bookmarks, History and Settings
  • Game Data for PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PSVita, PC Engine
  • Words from the Predictive Text Dictionary
  • Keyboard/Mouse Settings
  • Voice Changer Settings

If you still want to remove the account from the console, you need to:

  • Log in with the user that you plan to delete
  • On the XMB, go to the User section at the far left
  • Press Triangle to open a set of options
  • Select Delete to remove the user
  • When you see If you delete the User, saved data for PlayStation 3 format software, message, trophies and other information will also be deleted. Are you sure you want to continue?, select Yes
  • Done!
  • Okay. Is there a way to back up my saved game data to say an external thumb drive or something? I've got a lot of saved data from playing games, maxed level charecters, best cars, finished storylines, and stuff. I would really hate to loose all of that game effort. Commented Oct 9, 2019 at 6:52
  • Some save data can be transferred to a USB Drive, but not everything (some games like Army of Two: The 40th Day don't allow save data transfers). Please see this page from the PS3 manual: manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/game/…
    – Lemon
    Commented Oct 9, 2019 at 7:03

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