I hadn't played and files from my computer on the PS3 for a few months and went to last night. Now my computer does not register on my PS3, yet the settings in WMP11 have not changed.
Attempted fixes: Re-doing the settings in WMP11, installing 'Simple Center' which is a program to set up Media Servers, re-entering internet connection details on the PS3, (the internet/PS Store works fine).
Recent changes: The only major change I can think of on the computer is I installed a client for allowing remote desktop to my work computer. I also switched internet companies, but I believe the PS3 still saw the computer after this change, as it was about six months ago that I switched. Plus the PS3 uses the new router just fine for the internet.
Operating system: 32 bit Windows XP
System specs: About a 4 year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. p4, 3.06ghz, 512 mb ram
Info courtesy of REDBULLSSG
It is most likely that your DRM folder has been corrupted.... The DRM folder is the Digital Rights Management folder. If it gets corrupt, it will cause a few different problems for Media Share.... The most common reason for WMP11 and uPnP devices not "seeing" each other is a bug in WMP11. When the DRM folder is corrupted, WMP11 will behave in a few erroneous ways. One being that it will not "See" devices. This folder can get corrupted for many reasons but most often it's because of a recovery or restore point creation.
- Shut off the ps3. In Windows go to “start”, “run”, then type “services.msc”.
- When that pops up go to the bottom and pick “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service” and stop the service. Close the window.
- Go to “My Computer” then go to “tools” at the top and “folder options”. From there hit the “view” tab and select the “show hidden files and folders”, check that, and about 2 spaces under that is "Hide protect system files", un-check that. When you click the second one it will ask you if you are sure and say yes. Close that window.
The following are the typical locations of the Windows Media DRM folder, depending on your operating system version:Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
Windows 98: C:\Windows\All Users\DRM
Windows Millennium Edition: C:\Windows\DRM
If you cannot find the Windows Media DRM folder, the exact location of the folder on the computer is stored in the following registry key. Make sure that this key points to a valid path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM\DataPathNote By default, the path is displayed in binary format. To see the path in plain-text format, double-click DataPath. In the Edit Binary Value dialog box, the path is displayed in the column on the right.
- Once you have found the “DRM” folder back it up by copying the contents and saving it to another folder location(name the folder something like DRMbackup), then delete all contents inside the original folder. If that does not work, it may be that the DMA folder is corrupt(contents inside), so rename the folder to something else like DRaMa. When you restart the computer and Windows Media Player, it should create a new DMA folder and restart the service that you stopped automatically.
- After that go back to the tools folder, options, view tab, and put back the two checks that you took off.
- Now turn your ps3 back on and it should work!!!!!