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Old 14-01-2013, 13:25
callmediva
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Hey all, I had a nice new x-box for Christmas, never having really used a console before I was pretty chuffed with it.

I noticed it had 3 USB ports and thought I could just pop a USB stick into one and have a look and some photos, but when I did that, the 360 didn't see the stick at all. What did I do wrong?
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:11
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It actually has 5 USB sockets (3 at the back and 2 at the front behind the little flap). You can use any USB stick to browse files like photo's and MP3's etc so I'm not sure what you've done wrong. Format it with your PC to FAT32 beforehand and it should recognise it fine.

For game installation you need one that's fast enough to meet the 360 standards for data transfer. Up to 32gb can be used on a single stick, so it's a bit more picky where that's concerned but most branded sticks work well.
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:19
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oh right, ta. Like I said, I'm new to this

It's just a stick that I got free from somewhere, so not anything fantastic, about 4mb I think.
it's got some photos and a few tunes on it, so I guess I'd better transfer those before I do anything else with it.

As to what I did wrong, I dunno, I just plugged it into one of the 3 ports in the back and hoped it would see it.

5 ports? that's more than my PC
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Old 14-01-2013, 17:50
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I'm not sure how the 360 reads the files but if you have them tucked away in numerous folders it might pay to put them in your root and no more than one folder away for each file type.

So using a folder for [pictures] and one for [music] etc etc is the best way to do it. Bear in mind the 360 will only see the files if you are selecting them from the relevant menu, ie. it wont show you your MP3's if you are browsing your pictures and vice versa.

If you use Windows Media Center on your PC you can set up a wireless network quite easily to browse all content on your PC HDD from the comfort of your 360 which is pretty cool. Saves messing about with USB sticks too.
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Old 14-01-2013, 17:53
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The pics are in a folder, the tunes are just....er....on it
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Old 14-01-2013, 17:55
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The pics are in a folder, the tunes are just....er....on it
Sounds fine. So long as they are MP3 they should play. Is your USB device being recognised by the 360? What does it say when you try to browse it?
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:39
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It doesn't say anything really, the box for a stick is greyed out
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