How to Transfer Screenshots and Videos from PS5 to USB Drive


The PlayStation 5 makes it easy to capture up to 4K resolution screenshots and videos. And while it’s easy to share your captured footage through connected social media accounts, you can’t really do much beyond that. As a result, if you want to use your captured screenshots and videos in other places, or just keep a copy locally for yourself, you can transfer your PS5 screenshots and videos to a PC where you can then move them elsewhere. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Transfer Screenshots and Videos from PS5 to USB Drive

  1. Connect a USB drive to your PlayStation 5, and then click to launch the “Media Gallery” in the menu on your PS5 home screen. The Media Gallery screen opens.
  2. Click the “Select” icon in the menu on the left side of the screen to make your screenshots and videos selectable, and then click to place a check mark on the items you want to copy to a connected USB device.
  3. Click the ellipses at the bottom of the menu on the right side of the screen after selecting the files you want to move to open another menu, and then choose “Copy to USB Drive.” A Copy to USB Drive dialog box is shown, telling you how many files you’ve selected.
  4. Click “Copy” in the dialog box. A Copying dialog box is shown, displaying the progress of the transfer. After the transfer is finished, a Complete message is shown, letting you know where you can find your files on your USB Drive. Click “OK.” You can now disconnect your USB drive and connect it to a computer, where you can access your transferred PS5 screenshots and videos.

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