How to browse my PS3 system files through my laptop

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How to browse my PS3 system files through my laptop
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The Sony PlayStation (PS3) is a home video game console that can connect to the Internet. Much like a computer, the PS3 can use a file explorer function to add and delete files from its internal hard drive. This can be accomplished with a laptop and an Internet connection via an FTP client. The FTP server is installed onto the PS3, and is accessible using an FTP client.

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Things you need

  • Blackb0x FTP or PS3 FTP Server
  • Filezilla
  • FlashFXP
  • CuteFTP

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  1. 1

    Download Blackb0x PS3 FTP or PS3 FTP Server. Download and install either Filezilla, FlashFXp or CuteFTP onto your computer (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Right-click the Blackb0x FTP or PS3 FTP Server file and click "Copy" from the menu that appears. Insert a USB flash drive into your computer and open it from the "Start" menu.

  3. 3

    Right-click an empty space on the flash drive and click "Paste" from the menu that appears. Disconnect the flash drive from the computer.

  4. 4

    Insert the flash drive into the PS3 and go to the game menu. Select "Install Package Files." Select the FTP server that you downloaded and it will be installed.

  5. 5

    Select Blackb0x or PS3 FTP Server from the PS3 game section to run the server. Open the FTP client you installed on your computer and enter your PS3's IP address into the "IP" field. Enter "21" as the port number. Click "Connect" and a list of your PS3's files will appear on the computer.

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