Solved how to restore my usb

December 31, 2017 at 13:17:11
Specs: Windows 10
I was trying to reformat my usb to NTFC, however because my laptop couldn't run quickly i kept retrying then canceling then i moved my USB over to my Tower to see if i could reformat it there, and now it is not registered as a storage device yet i can still see it in the device manager. the general properties in there doesn't not allow me to reformat it, i uninstalled it, updated the driver, restarted my pc, nothing. i couldn't care about the stuff on it because i had copies in other places, but i want it to work normally again.

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#1
December 31, 2017 at 13:50:01
Is it a USB flash drive or USB HDD? What capacity? Are you changing the formatting from FAT32 to NTFS? Try looking at the drive in Disk Management. You might have to delete the partition, recreate a new one, the format.

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December 31, 2017 at 13:59:01
TY, through more searching and going to disk management i found that when i formated it, it had no allocated space at all! (USB Flash Drive 32 GB, was trying to go from FAT32 to NTFC) I might have changed the allocation size unit... to max.... aren't
i an idiot

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December 31, 2017 at 14:19:34
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Why would you want NTFS on a 32GB flash drive? Do you plan on storing files that are over 4GB in size? If not, FAT32 is the preferred format. The link in my other response explains.

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#4
December 31, 2017 at 14:33:50
At home my internet speed is 512kb download 256kb upload, most of the time i don't have my tower any where and i always have my laptop and flashdrives, my larger flash drive which was 128GB was stolen which is why i needed to format this one. Moving big games like Tekken 7 or naruto revolution(whatever it is) for some reason have files over 4 gb. that is why i have it as ntfc

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#5
January 1, 2018 at 20:06:41
Maybe it is faulty then.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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