Error CE-33299-6 "Cannot restore. Cannot access the USB storage device"

Discussion in 'PS4 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by chrisclan17, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. chrisclan17

    chrisclan17 Newbie

    Mar 9, 2019
    United States
    When I try to restore from a backup after swapping hard drives I get an error. "Cannot restore. Cannot access the USB storage device. The PS4 will restart, and will then be initialized. (CE-33299-6)" I have tried numerous things to try and fix it. I thought maybe the external hard drive was acting up so I plugged it into my computer to transfer the backup to a different hard drive. When I copy the PS4 folder from the external hard drive it gets stuck at archive0005.dat and times out and I get ‘The semaphore timeout period has expired error 0x80070079‘
  2. kevin corms

    kevin corms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 21, 2015
    sounds like the something in the folder is corrupt, you might be able to repair with a pc.