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Repair USB Thumb Drive to Regain Space

Repair USB Thumb Drive to Regain Space


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Repair USB Thumb Drive to Regain Space - Recover space from a Thumb Drive that shows less space than it should

My 16GB thumb drive recently wouldn't accept any files even though it had been formatted. Digging a bit deeper, I discovered that the drive had somehow become partitioned into many smaller sections. Fortunately, this is an easy fix.
  1. Place the thumb drive into a USB port on your computer
  2. In the Run or Search box, type "diskmgmt.msc" to open disk management
  3. Select your thumb drive's partition
  4. Right click on it and select the "Delete Volume" option
  5. This deletes the...
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