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I tried to use NTFS formatted 2 flash drives in the front 2 USB ports in my car however none of it playing music. Any idea if drives need to be in FAT42 format instead to play music? Or these models don’t support flash drives at all?
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Hi,
I tried to use NTFS formatted 2 flash drives in the front 2 USB ports in my car however none of it playing music. Any idea if drives need to be in FAT42 format instead to play music? Or these models don’t support flash drives at all?
Thanks.
I found this thread which talks about FAT32 format for usb flash drives: what version USB/Flash drive for 2018

I already reformatted one of my flash drive. I will check and see if that works. Fingers crossed ?
 

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For what little help it may be .........

I have a 2018 CR-V Touring.

I formatted a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 stick as NTFS and copied a song (.MP3 format) to each.
I selected "USB" from the "Source" menu and inserted both USB sticks into each of the USB ports in the front console.
Neither USB stick was recognized.
All I got was a message saying "no device present".

I then repeated the same process but this time with both USB sticks formatted as FAT32.
Both USB sicks were recognized in each of the the USB ports in the front console and both songs played just fine.

So, it appears as if USB 2.0 or 3.0 doesn't matter.
But the sticks need to be FAT32.
 

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For what little help it may be .........

I have a 2018 CR-V Touring.

I formatted a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 stick as NTFS and copied a song (.MP3 format) to each.
I selected "USB" from the "Source" menu and inserted both USB sticks into each of the USB ports in the front console.
Neither USB stick was recognized.
All I got was a message saying "no device present".

I then repeated the same process but this time with both USB sticks formatted as FAT32.
Both USB sicks were recognized in each of the the USB ports in the front console and both songs played just fine.

So, it appears as if USB 2.0 or 3.0 doesn't matter.
But the sticks need to be FAT32.
Totally what I would expect. FAT32 is pretty universal across different platforms. NTFS... not so much.

At some point in the future.. this will have to change as data sets continue to grow in size FAT32 simply will not be realistic in the future. But for now.. it is what it is and for music portability it works fine.
 
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