How to Transfer Files to a PS3 Slim With a USB

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How to Transfer Files to a PS3 Slim With a USB
Use a USB flash drive to transfer supported files to your PS3. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

The PlayStation 3 Slim computer entertainment system comes equipped with multiple USB connectors and the ability to run a wealth of video, music and image files without additional hardware. Transferring data from a computer to a PlayStation 3 Slim is similar to transferring files from one computer to another, with the exception of the PS3 Slim menu system, which differs from standard computer operating system menus. The file transfer process is a simple and intuitive task requiring only a basic working knowledge of the PS3 Slim menus.

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Things you need

  • 1 USB flash drive

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  1. 1

    Transfer movie, music and picture files onto your USB hard drive from your computer.

  2. 2

    Insert the USB hard drive into a USB port located on the front of your PS3.

  3. 3

    Turn on your PS3 then navigate to the on-screen menu relating to the type of file you currently wish to transfer. For example, to transfer music files navigate to the "Music" menu on the PS3 front screen.

  4. 4

    Find your USB drive listed in the PS3 menu, highlight the drive then press the "triangle" button.

  5. 5

    Select the option 'Display All" to view all of the relevant content on your USB drive. Select the file you wish to transfer, press "triangle" on the file name and select "Copy" from the menu. Your PS3 now contains a copy of the file.

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