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PS3 After plugging in usb from Zen mp3, ps3 detects an unknown usb has been plugged in, but i cant find it on the ps3 hope this makes sense.

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Re: PS3

The PS3 cannot recognize every drive. There are a few dependencies on that one.

1. The drive must be FAT16 or FAT32.
2. It needs the following folder structure. In the root of the disk/stick must be:


The music must be directly in to the MUSIC folder. If you add even one subfolder it won't recognize it. (for example: \MUSIC\Artist\File.mp3)

I hope this helps. Please rate!



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