PS3 wont recognize my flash drive....

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#1 Posted by blues35301 (2660 posts) -
I downloaded a gig from glastonbury 2004 onto my flash drive to watch on my hdtv and when i plug it in my ps3 usb slot it doesnt ever show up in any menu. It is fat32 formatted as well. still no luck...anyone got a clue? its a cruzer 1gig micro
#2 Posted by Indescent_X (14 posts) -
That is weird I have Cruzer 4 gig and my ps3 recognizes it. I would recommend formating you flash drive as a Fat32 again. Dont forget to back up your files.
#3 Posted by blues35301 (2660 posts) -
is there a certain way folders have to be arranged and named?
#4 Posted by rsoxguy12 (1602 posts) -
name a folder "PS3" and put your desired files in there. Try it, I think that's what you do.
#5 Posted by Dragonblade01 (5747 posts) -

You shouldn't need specific folders, as the icon for the flash drive icon should show up regardless.

As mentioned, format it as FAT32. I've had this problem with external hard drives, and the type of formatting is usually the problem.

Though, it is odd that a flash drive would experience this problem, but I don't see what else it could be.

#6 Posted by junglist101 (5457 posts) -

The icon for the flash drive should show up regardless of the folder name. I have a the same flash drive and the icon shows up but in order to access the files I have to press triangle and open it from the menu. For whatever weird reason if I just press x on it it says there are no folder to open.

#7 Posted by Dragonblade01 (5747 posts) -

The icon for the flash drive should show up regardless of the folder name. I have a the same flash drive and the icon shows up but in order to access the files I have to press triangle and open it from the menu. For whatever weird reason if I just press x on it it says there are no folder to open.

junglist101

That is a folder problem. It is designed to recognize certain folder names, then search those folders for the proper files. If the folder isn't right, it won't find anything.

#8 Posted by useLOGIC (2802 posts) -
I downloaded a gig from glastonbury 2004 onto my flash drive to watch on my hdtv and when i plug it in my ps3 usb slot it doesnt ever show up in any menu. It is fat32 formatted as well. still no luck...anyone got a clue? its a cruzer 1gig microblues35301
real quick, glaston 2004... was it muse by any chance? :)
#9 Posted by junglist101 (5457 posts) -
[QUOTE="junglist101"]

The icon for the flash drive should show up regardless of the folder name. I have a the same flash drive and the icon shows up but in order to access the files I have to press triangle and open it from the menu. For whatever weird reason if I just press x on it it says there are no folder to open.

Dragonblade01

That is a folder problem. It is designed to recognize certain folder names, then search those folders for the proper files. If the folder isn't right, it won't find anything.

Technically your right but I still don't have any problem accessing whats' on the drive. My ps3 recognises it when I plug it in. It's just that I have to press triangle and select to open it and all the folders are then visible regardless of the folder names. For whatever reason if I press X to open it it says their are no files. It's just a small inconvenience but I will put a ps3 folder on their if that works better cuz the folders that are on there are the ones that are on their when I bought it such as movies, music, documents etc.

#10 Posted by blues35301 (2660 posts) -
[QUOTE="blues35301"]I downloaded a gig from glastonbury 2004 onto my flash drive to watch on my hdtv and when i plug it in my ps3 usb slot it doesnt ever show up in any menu. It is fat32 formatted as well. still no luck...anyone got a clue? its a cruzer 1gig microuseLOGIC
real quick, glaston 2004... was it muse by any chance? :)

of course it was.
#11 Posted by T-Aldous (1244 posts) -
Good luck, I have been trying to get my PS3 to read from flashdrives too with no success. If you have a 360 just use it, it has read everything I have tried on it.
#12 Posted by PSP107 (11861 posts) -
I have a Sandisk 256 and a 2GB cruzer and no problems here
#13 Posted by blues35301 (2660 posts) -
now i feel stupid...ive had a 360 for ever and never thought of it...lol damn. probably cuz the usb ports are hidden (even though i knew it had them somewhere ive never used them) just tried it and it read, thanks a lot :lol: