USB memery stick

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USB memery stick

Postby rrsikes » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:12 pm

I am trying to use my HD4 for the first time but the control will not read any files that I put on the USB memory stick.
Any advice?
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Re: USB memery stick

Postby OCEdesigns » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:49 am

Has it been formatted correctly? It needs to be formatted FAT32 before you add any .tap files to it.
This is from the Owners Manual

When your controller is unable to read your files from a NEW USB thumb drive the issue is probably
that it is not formatted in a FAT32 format. The solution is to reformat the USB after copying any files
you want temporarily back onto your computer..
1.) Plug the USB drive into your computer.
2.) On the bottom left, right click on the Windows Icon then select "Open Windows Explorer"
3.) Find which drive letter is your USB it is NOT normally A, B or C. It will probably be D, E or F
4.) Copy your files from it to a directory temporarily on your PC
WARNING - Formatting your main computer drive will not make you happy, be careful.
5.) Right click on the appropriate drive letter again then select Format.
6.) Make sure that the File System has "FAT32" selected
7.) Click the start button. Formatting should only be a minute or two
8.) Copy your files back onto the USB Drive
9.) Try the USB in the Controller again
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