Usb Drive not reading

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    Hi all,

    I’m in the process of setting up my retropie system. After running through several hurdles I though I was on the home stretch. However, after getting it up and runnin I noticed that the only emulators showing up are Apple 2, cave story, duke nuken, doom and x86. Is this just because I dont’ have roms in it yet?

    I’m trying to get roms from my usb stick, I have tried plugging a usb stick and a usb HDD (unpowered but connected to a powered hub) and neither seem to be picked up. Retropie is not creating a roms directory or anything at all on the drives when they are inserted.
    I’ve tried formatting the usb stick again as fat 32 just to be sure. Still nothing. I don’t really want to try formatting is Ext4 as I want to move roms from my windows computer to my pi using this.

    The sd card image would not work at all for me so I have had to install in through the script.
    I am a complete noob at this and seem to be struggling at every hurdle, so any help would be appreciated.




    Hi, yes roms need to be placed in the rom folders for the emulators to show up.

    You have two options:

    Enable the auto-copy feature via the setup script which will transfer roms from the usb drive to the relevant rom folders on your sd card:

    Or modify es_systems.cfg to load roms from the usb drive:

    How to load ROMs from a USB drive on RetroPie 3

    Hope this helps

    If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.



    Thanks for the reply.

    I have tried the auto transfer. It’s a problem with the raspi actually reading the drive. Every tutorial I read says just plug it in and retropie will create a folder for you to drop the roms in. It doesn’t, I have tried pointing the es system file to where I thought the drive was put it still does not pick up anything.
    I think my problem is that the drives will not mount properly, although I read that retropie auto mounts all drives and creates folders for each emulator.
    Is there a reason why mine is not doing this?



    hmm it should auto mount. You can manually mount it, this may help:

    If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.

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