Remove partition from USB Flash Drive

February 10, 2011 at 01:39:02
Specs: Windows 7
I have a new 8G flash drive which I used once to put a couple of movies on from my Mac. I now want to format it so i can use it with my PC and remove the movies, however now it says it is only at capacity of 200 mb. It has a partition which I cant seem to remove. The 200mb is showing in disk manager, and so is the 7.13G, there is also 128mb unallocated however i cant format or access the 7.13G or 128mb. how can i remove the partitions so i have full capacity on my flash drive?

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February 10, 2011 at 07:12:10
You would have to format your flash drive.
This will clear all the files off it however!

If you want to do this plug in your drive, right click it under my computer and click format.

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February 10, 2011 at 07:25:13
Microsoft's Windows software does not allow you to delete partitions on flash drives or memory cards.
Formatting the drive in Windows won't cure your capacity problem.

Your problem was probably caused by you NOT clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in your Taskbar in Widows and STOPping accessing the drive before you unplugged it while Windows was still running, or similar on your MAC.

You can use any of several programs to repair the FAT32 partition related data damage that is causing the capacity problem.

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
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