How to Save Files to a Memory Stick

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Memory Sticks are Sony’s answer to the popular SD card storage units. With a slightly longer design, Sony Memory Sticks work only with Sony products. Sony Memory Sticks come in different sizes, such as the standard Memory Stick or the Memory Stick Micro. You can use a Sony Memory Stick to store your video game files on your gaming PC or PlayStation Portable.

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    Find the Memory Stick slot on the upper left side of the PSP or PSPgo. Remove the cover and then slide the Memory Stick in place with the label facing toward you.

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    Save game files to your Memory Stick automatically when you’re playing a game. Most PSP games will ask you if you want to save to the PSP internal memory or to the Memory Stick.

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    Transfer game files to your Memory Stick by selecting the “Games” icon from the main PSP menu.

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    Select the “System Storage” or “Saved Data Utility” icon from the games menu.

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    Use the directional pad to select the game or file you want to transfer. Press “Triangle” to pull up the “Options” menu, and then select “Copy” or “Move” to transfer the file to your Memory Stick.

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    Locate the Memory Stick slot on your VAIO PC. On a desktop, it should be on the front of the tower. On a Notebook, you’ll find it along the front or side.

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    Insert the Memory Stick until it clicks in place.

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    Wait for the auto-run feature to detect your Memory Stick, and then select “Open Folder to View Files” at the prompt.

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    Locate the files you want to transfer to your Memory Stick. Video game saved data files will typically be found in the corresponding game’s folder, found by going to “My Computer,” then “Local Disk” and then “Program Files.”

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    Select the files you want to transfer and use “Ctrl” and “C” to copy the files or “Ctrl” and “X” to cut the files.

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    Click in the Memory Stick window and press “Ctrl” and “V” to paste the files.

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    Press in on the Memory Stick until it springs back out to remove it after the files have finished transferring.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also use a Memory Stick Micro in your PC if you have a Memory Stick Micro Adapter.
  • Find the Memory Stick under “My Computer” if the auto-run feature doesn’t pop up.

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