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Easy Guide To Rebuilding Database On ps5

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The PS5 was just released a month ago and there has been a real lack of information about the inner workings of its System Software. Not many people are familiar with the console so, today we are tackling one such query that you might have to face if you own a PlayStation 5.

Rebuilding the console’s database is a one-stop fix to a lot of issues that may crop up when the console is showing its age.

The issues can range from a simple failure of the system software to internal hardware damage. So, without wasting any time, let us get started.

Why Rebuild Database on PlayStation 5?

The main reason why you want to rebuild the database is to fix all the errors in the system. Many users have complained about the “Queued for download” error where the games are not being downloaded to the system. The problem is mainly noticeable in games like Call of Duty Black Ops:

Cold War and even Godfall. To address this issue, Sony tweeted the fixes. The main fix is to simply boot the console in Safe Mode and then, rebuild the database.

sony tweet

The instructions given by Sony isn’t really straight forward. We are going to simplify the whole process today and provide you with the actual fixes that you can use to solve this issue.

Also check errors related to database: Fix: PS5 Error Code CE-100045-0

How to Rebuild the PS5 database?

Before we rebuild the PS5 database, we must understand the concept of “Safe Mode.” Safe Mode is a feature in any System that lets you use only the basic functions it. All the rest of the system is locked out. So, you can do basic stuff like reformatting the HDD, clearing caches, and others.

A database rebuild basically clears the cache. After you have cleared the cache, the PS5 will reload all the data That so, any problem related to the system software will be fixed.

Safe Mode also allows you to use some important features such as changing the video output, updating system software, resetting it, and others. To use the PS5 ‘s safe mode, you can follow the steps given below:

  • First of all, switch off your console and unplug it.
  • Now, press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep. This takes around 7 seconds.
  • The next step is to connect the new DualSense controller via the USB cable. After that, hit the PS button on your controller.  Now you are inside the safe mode.

Rebuilding the database

After you have successfully entered the safe mode, the rest of the process is pretty easy.

  • You need to just select the option to rebuild the database.

how to rebuild database ps5

  • Hit the X button on your controller.

datbase rebuilt prompt

and wait for some time for the system to start rebuilding.

The whole rebuilding process may take a while. The time is dependent on the number of junk files you have on your system as well as the size of your SSD.

rebuilding process


Rebuilding a database is an important task. It can definitely help you clean up your system and even improve the performance of the console.

You may get better read/write speed, better game loading, and faster experience when you consistently clean up your system.

The actual method to clean it is also pretty easy. Just follow the instructions that we have laid out in this article and it should really fix all of your problems.