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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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  • aljaynerobo Jan 30, 2008

    thank you, im not entirely sure i understand all of what you said but im am sure you are right.Could you explain in basic terms what i would need to do.

    Thank you

  • hesse May 14, 2008

    I have an usb disc with FAT32. PS3 didn't recognize it. Then I reformatted the disc again, and it helped, It works now. Now my PS3 doesn't see my ZEN mp3 player. I would like to re-format it with my PC, but I am a little scared, what will happen. Has anyone tried it?



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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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