|Look at it in Disk Mangement.|
E.g. Type: diskmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, press Enter.
If that shows that the total space on the flash drive is ~ 2 gb or ~ 2,048 mb (it will likely be a little less than that), then data for the software file system on the drive has been damaged. There are programs that you can use to fix that problem.
See response 2 regarding how you use Safely Remove Hardware:
See response 2 regarding examples of which programs you could try to use to repair the data damage:
When you delete a partition and make a new one in Windows 2000 and up, you are
- organizing it using a software file system - FAT, FAT32, or NTFS
- and then that organized file system is formatted.
By default, you cannot delete the software partition on a flash drive in Windows and make a new one. You can only format it. If the partition's file system data is damaged such that the full capacity is not seen, then only that capacity will be formatted.
Manufacturers specify the size of a flash drive, or memory card, or hard drive as a bogus decimal size, e.g. 1 gb = 1.000,000,000 bytes. The operating system and most mboard bioses see the size as it's binary size. e.g. 1 gb = 1,073,741,824 bytes.
If the flash drive is exactly 2.0 gb - manufacturer's size (the actual size varies) that's = 1.863 gb binary size, and a small percentage of that is used for the file system and formatting.