ps3 does not recognize flash drive

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#1 Posted by mugen_infinity (156 posts) -
im trying to transfer files to my ps3 using a usb flash drive but it doesnt even show up when inserted into my ps3. what should i do?
#2 Posted by CellAnimation (6116 posts) -
Is it formated FAT32?
#3 Posted by nocturnized (1569 posts) -

Press the triangle button.

#4 Posted by footfoe2 (3014 posts) -

UH most USBs work on it try a differnet one!!!

try a different one yeah iv never had that problem. if it doesnt work like get a psp to transfer stuff that always works

#5 Posted by mugen_infinity (156 posts) -

its a new flash drive so i havent done any formatting or such. so idk if its fat32, i should check that out

#6 Posted by CellAnimation (6116 posts) -

its a new flash drive so i havent done any formatting or such. so idk if its fat32, i should check that out

mugen_infinity
If the flash drive isn't even being displayed on your PS3 it is definitely a formatting issue. Well either that or the drive is broken.
#7 Posted by xxgunslingerxx (4055 posts) -
is it in a folder called Video(or Music) inside a folder called PS3?
#8 Posted by LilAz1anBoi (8 posts) -
im having the same problem..i using a sandisk cruzer micro 8gb..just bought it 2 days ago..when i plug it in the 40gb ps3...nothing comes up..anyone here knows what wrong
#9 Posted by LilAz1anBoi (8 posts) -
oohh yeah it fomatted as FAT32
#10 Posted by danjammer69 (4105 posts) -

is it in a folder called Video(or Music) inside a folder called PS3?xxgunslingerxx

Yea, aside from the FAT32 formatting, it also needs to be structured properly for the PS3 to read it, just like the PSP memory sticks. Do what this guy is saying ^^^^

#11 Posted by indian_playa (2182 posts) -
have you tried searching on youtube for an answer? thats where i learned how to use a flash drive to transfer files
#12 Posted by Denji (12757 posts) -
I've got something close to the same problem you have. I have an MP3 player that's 256Megs in size, yet the PS3 only says it's 14Megs in size. It was fine prior to the last Firmware update.
#13 Posted by simonserenade (2 posts) -
i had the same problem, ratteled my head for hours but for me it turned out to be so simple in the end, so its worth a try for anyone else insert your usb flash drive into computer then go to my computer and right click your usb flash drive, hit properties and go to sharing and make sure your computer aint being selfish hogging the usb flash drive all to it self and set it to work for everyone, everyone being computers lol hope this works for you guys
#14 Posted by simonserenade (2 posts) -
oh and before i shared the file i also downloaded hp usb disk storage format tool, hit it up on google and download it, deletes any hidden files and softwares that are in the way of letting your ps3 recognise the flash drive or hard-drive, that along with my other bit of advice should work for you hopefully
#15 Posted by Sk8ter_213 (4573 posts) -
It should just pop up, try blowing on the end of the USB aswell as the USB port on your PS3. then go to what ever section you want (eg. music for mp3's) press triangle on the USB and display all. If that doesn't work, try returning your Thumb drive for another.