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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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ps3 and flash drives

how do i get my ps3 to read my flash drive? i put it in and nothing is happening do i need to create a ps3 folder?

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not %100 sure its a scandisk 4gb flashdrive

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you need to go to the category that you are looking for: video, picture, or music. Then go to down to where it has the usb drive listed and press triangle and select view all.

I'm not certain of the exact phrasing but it's something along those lines.

If you don't want to have to go to view all you can just make a folder called VIDEO on the jump drive and put videos on there. Same thing for music and photos, you'll have to create a folder for each one on the root of the drive.

Also your usb drive must be formatted as FAT32. I would think almost any flash drive you buy would be FAT32.

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i just renamed my actual flash drive folder to PS3 then i put it in catagories of video, images, and music

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im using a Scandisk 4gb FAT32 format

i cant view the files... its reconizing the device but i cant access anything.

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i just tried to format it to NTFS and now im about to format it back to FAT32 and see if that works

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FYI it's a SanDisk. Not Scandisk.

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It must be FAT32, the ps3 will not recognize NTFS. NTFS is not a very portable friendly file structure anyways, you wouldn't want to use it on a usb flash drive.

The PS3 only reads the following folders:

[Memory Stick/USB Drive]
-PS3
----EXPORT
----OTHEROS
----THEME
-VIDEO
-PHOTO
-MUSIC
-GAME
-DCIM (most digital cameras use this for photos)

The files must be in one of those directories. Also you must go to the approriate menu on the XMB for the file that you are looking for. If you want to play music you must go to MUSIC and then down to the jump drive. Once the usb drive is highligted can either hit X to open it and view the music files that are in the MUSIC folder or you can press Triangle and select View All.

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do i make the folder PS3 and then throw the other folders in there?

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is this with a new ps3 slim? if so I was told when I bought mine that there may be some issues with it recognizing flash drives and external hard drives????
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yes it is.

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