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Playstion 3, Windows XP Networking

What do I have to do to enable my Sony Playstation 3 to be able to see and access my music and photo files on my Windows XP Home computer. I have an ethernet cable connected between them, but the Playstation 3 says it cannot find the "Media Server".

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I have a 100g usb hard drive that i have my music on.. i was wondering how to connect it to my ps3 like a flash drive does?

here you go

Connect the hard drive to your computer using a USB cord.

Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.

If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.

then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use h:)

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Open "My Computer" and double-click on your empty external hard drive.

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You will need a ethernet cable, this can be done aswell through wireless, all you have to do is install windows media player 11 or above, then search for media servers on your ps3 and the ps3 will find it, voila,,, any photos,videos,music etc..... can now be accessed through your ps3, if not wireless connect ethernet cable to your ps3 or modem/router for online gaming but not for accessing your pc files.

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