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    USB flash drive for Windows Media Center TV recording storage

    I have used a Gateway SX2800-01 Windows Vista for TV recording for years. Since the 650GB hard drive is running out the space for all the recorded HD shows, I plan to add a 1TB USB external drive to archive those old shows.

    I put a 32GB USB flash drive on the Gateway to test my new setup. I copy a recorded TV show to this flash drive and use the Add Folder to Watch in Library SetUp. Unfortunately, this flash drive does not show up in the list. Only local C: and NAS on the network show on the selection list.

    Another Win7 PC on the network can see this flash drive and has no problem in adding it to Win7ís Watch Folder.

    What did I do wrong in the Vista machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I have used a Gateway SX2800-01 Windows Vista for TV recording for years. Since the 650GB hard drive is running out the space for all the recorded HD shows, I plan to add a 1TB USB external drive to archive those old shows.

    I put a 32GB USB flash drive on the Gateway to test my new setup. I copy a recorded TV show to this flash drive and use the Add Folder to Watch in Library SetUp. Unfortunately, this flash drive does not show up in the list. Only local C: and NAS on the network show on the selection list.

    Another Win7 PC on the network can see this flash drive and has no problem in adding it to Win7’s Watch Folder.

    What did I do wrong in the Vista machine?
    I found myself the answer.

    To see the USB flash drive in the list for Windows Media Center TV recording storage, the USB flash drive must be in NTFS, not FAT32.

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