Total mind f*ck- ps3 deleted "PS3_GAME" folder from backup
Ok this totally threw me off. I "acquired" Assassin's Creed 3 a week or so ago and have been playing off and on, I go to load the game this morning and I get that annoying 80010017 error.
So I restart the console, same problem- I tried launching from xmb, Mm, select+X, nothing was working. I jump on the file manager in Mm just to make sure everything was there and it all seemed to be fine. One thing that stood out was the EBOOT, ...ps3_f.self, an the Uplay.self file were red- not sure if that means anything or not.
At this point I'm thinking maybe something was updated accidentally or idk- so I plug the drive into my computer and there it is. The "PS3_GAME" file in the BLES01667 folder was GONE! I compared file sizes and attributes to make sure it wasn't just hidden. The complete folder was GONE, yet the update and disc files remained, some how the game files had been completely deleted while connected to the PS3.
So I retransferred the game files back over to the drive and plugged it back into slot 4 on the PS3- click into Multiman and try the game - no dice, same 80010017 error. I try Select + X in Mm and get this error "ERROR OCCURRED WHILE MOVING GAME TO NEW LOCATION!"
I deleted the game data and tried again, same error.
I did a quick google search an found a very vague mention of Select + L3 moving game files. I gave this a try, Mm refreshed, I selected AC3, went to xmb and it loaded right up.
Has anyone else seen this problem before, and if so, what causes it?
(So I know what not to do in the future.)