How Do I Put Games on My SD Card PPSSPP?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re a fan of PSP games, you might be wondering how to put them on your SD card for use in PPSSPP. Luckily, it’s a fairly straightforward process that can be completed with just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Download and Install PPSSPP

Before you can start putting games on your SD card, you’ll need to download and install PPSSPP. This emulator allows you to play PSP games on your computer or mobile device.

You can find the latest version of PPSSPP on the official website. Once you’ve downloaded the appropriate version for your device, follow the installation instructions to complete the process.

Step 2: Download PSP Games

The next step is to download PSP games that you want to play on PPSSPP. There are several websites where you can download these games for free or purchase them legally.

It’s important to note that downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal and could result in serious consequences. Be sure to only download games that are available for free or have been legally purchased.

Avoiding Scams

When downloading PSP games online, it’s important to be cautious of scams. Some websites may claim to have free downloads, but will require you to complete surveys or provide personal information in order to access the files.

To avoid these scams, stick with reputable websites that have a good track record of providing safe and legitimate downloads.

  • Some popular websites for downloading free PSP games include:
    • Emuparadise
    • CoolROM
    • Nicoblog
  • If you prefer purchasing legal copies of PSP games, check out sites like:
    • PlayStation Store
    • Amazon
    • GameStop

Step 3: Extract Game Files

Once you’ve downloaded PSP game files, you’ll need to extract them from their archives. Most PSP games come in a compressed format like ZIP or RAR, which can be opened using a file extraction tool like WinRAR or 7-Zip.

After extracting the game files, you should have a folder containing several files and folders. Look for the file with the .iso extension – this is the game file that PPSSPP will use to run the game.

Step 4: Move Game Files to SD Card

Now that you have your game file ready, it’s time to move it to your SD card so you can play it on PPSSPP.

Connect your SD card to your computer using a card reader or adapter. Then, create a new folder on the root of your SD card called “PSP”. Inside this folder, create another folder called “GAME”.

Move the ISO file you extracted earlier into the GAME folder on your SD card. The final path should look something like this: /PSP/GAME/GAME_NAME/Game.iso

Step 5: Play Games on PPSSPP Using Your SD Card

With your game files now on your SD card, all that’s left is to play them using PPSSPP.

Open up PPSSPP and select “Load” from the main menu. Navigate to where you saved your ISO file on your SD card and select it.

The game should now load and be playable within PPSSPP. Enjoy playing PSP games on your computer or mobile device!


Putting games on an SD card for use in PPSSPP is a simple process that involves downloading games, extracting game files, and moving them to your SD card. By following these steps, you can enjoy playing your favorite PSP games wherever you go. Just remember to only download games legally and be cautious of scams when downloading from the internet.