[Answered] PS3 External USB Drive Games Not Showing in Windows
Bought an external Seagate 2TB USB drive yesterday from Bestbuy. Took it home and used h2format to format the entire 2TB in a single fat32 partition, worked great, ps3 recognized it immediately. Copied over a single game to test functionality (game was copied over via USB in Windows 7), Open Backup Manager saw it and mounted/loaded it without issue.
Assuming everything was OK I FTP'd over a few other games directly to the USB drive using the original PS3 FTP Server rather than copying them over via USB in windows. Again, open backup manager loaded and played them without issue. Now, I had a large section of games I wanted to copy over directly via USB rather than network since it seemed to be slower via FTP > USB.
Plugged the drive into my PC and Windows sees the drive but the only folder it sees is the initial game I copied over via USB and NONE of the games I FTP'd over are visible. However, the games are indeed still on the drive. The used/free space reflects this, and also, they still show up and play fine in Open Backup Manager.
Anyone else have an issue similar to this? Are the directories just not visible because of how the PS3 FTP Server writes the files?
Best Answer -
Posted by unsane
open a command prompt
type attrib -s -h drive letter /D /S
change drive letter to whatever yours is
This will change the attributes of each file / folder on your drive to visible