How to fix corrupt data on PS5/PS4 [2022]

In this post, we discuss how to fix corrupt data on PS5/PS4.

Whether you are playing your favorite games on a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, it’s not uncommon for you to face errors or glitches every now and then.  Have you ever noticed these following error messages while launching your game?

  • The database is corrupted. Restart the PS4. (CE-34875-7)
  • Cannot continue using the application. The data for the following application is corrupted.

First, let’s see what the possible causes for this error are. If you are facing the database corrupted issue, it likely means that there are problems with the game or app software. This error usually occurs during the download or installation of a game. You may also face this error while playing or when you are booting the console.

How to fix corrupt data on PS5/PS4

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If you want to know how to fix these issues, keep reading to find out how!

Re-install the game

The first troubleshooting step you want to try should be this. No matter which game title you are facing the error with, delete it. The software may be corrupted so it’s best to remove it. Don’t worry, none of the saved data will be lost. Now, reinstall the game you just deleted from your Library or the PlayStation Store. This step should definitely fix the issue.

Delete corrupted downloads

If you are facing issues with corrupted data while downloading a game, then follow the below steps.

  • Go to Notifications on your Home Screen
  • Press the Options button on the controller
  • Now, select Downloads
  • Highlight the corrupted file which will be grayed out
  • Press the Options button again
  • Then, select the Delete option

Clean the game disk

Some users install the game from a disk instead of installing it from the library or the PlayStation store.

If you are one of those users, then this troubleshooting step is for you. Remove the game disk from the gaming console and gently wipe the underside of the disk with a macrofibre cloth to get rid of any dust particles. Now, insert the disk back in and try installing the game again. This should solve the corrupted data issue.

Try updating the software 

Maybe your PS4/ PS5 software is out of date and that’s why you are facing these corrupted data issues. All you need is a brand new upgrade so you gaming console is up-to-date.

If you are using a PS4, follow the below steps to check if new updates are available.

  • Press the Options button on your controller
  • Select the Check Update option

This will install or re-install any updates of available

Rebuild the database

You can rebuild the console’s database to check if the corrupted data issue is solved.  All you need to do is start your PlayStation in safe mode and select the rebuild the database option. You won’t lose any game data in this process as this method will scan only the corrupted files. If your PlayStation won’t automatically start in safe mode, here’s what you can do.

  • Turn off your PlayStation 
  • Press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps
  • Now your PlayStation will enter the safe mode
  • Select the Rebuild Database option
  • Usually, it is the fifth option in Safe Mode menu
  • Wait until the entire process is completed
  • Now, turn your console back n on and check if it works.

This method works great in solving corrupted data issues.

Let’s do a hard reset

Now, this method should definitely be a last resort option. If none of the other troubleshooting steps work, then you can try doing a hard reset. Remember,  you will lose everything on your hard drive if you do a hard reset. So, make sure all your data is backed up.

Usually, the hard reset method works like a charm and everything should work fine.

Claim warranty

If you have tried all the possible troubleshooting steps and if you are still facing the same issues, it’s high time to get a replacement. If you had recently purchased the console or if the warranty period has still not expired, you can easily get it replaced.

Go to Sony’s PlayStation Fix and Replace page to get a free repair or replacement.

Don’t fret too much if you get a corrupted rat error message on your screen. There are plenty of workarounds to fix them and this article will help guide you through it all.

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