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    Default How to format a USB Flash drive

    I have A 256 GB FLASH DRIVE THAT I USED TO MAKE A RECOVERY DRIVE FROM.



    ONCE THE PROGRAM WAS READY TO LOAD THE FILES IT STATED MAKE SURE THE DRIVE HAS AT LEAST 16 GB OF SPACE TO MAKE THE RECOVERY DRIVE AND SELECT START TO FORMAT THE DRIVE SO THE FILES CAN THEN BE EXTRACTED AND LOADED TO THE FLASH DRIVE.

    ALL WAS GENERATED WITHOUT INCIDENT HOWEVER...

    I LATER FOUND A 16 GB DRIVE AND ELECTED TO RETURN MY 256 GB FLASH DRIVE BACK TO IT'S ORIGINAL CAPACITY...WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO FORMAT MY 256 GB FLASH DRIVE BACK TO THE ORIGINAL NTFS FORMAT, IT FORMATTED ALRIGHT BUT WILL ONLY SHOW THE DRIVE CAPACITY NOW AS 28 GB!!! WTF???

    HOW DO I GET THE FLASH DRIVE BACK TO SHOWING THE ORIGINAL 256GB CAPACITY?

    PLS ADVISE IF YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM...

    RON

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent57 View Post
    I have A 256 GB FLASH DRIVE THAT I USED TO MAKE A RECOVERY DRIVE FROM.

    ONCE THE PROGRAM WAS READY TO LOAD THE FILES IT STATED MAKE SURE THE DRIVE HAS AT LEAST 16 GB OF SPACE TO MAKE THE RECOVERY DRIVE AND SELECT START TO FORMAT THE DRIVE SO THE FILES CAN THEN BE EXTRACTED AND LOADED TO THE FLASH DRIVE.

    ALL WAS GENERATED WITHOUT INCIDENT HOWEVER...

    I LATER FOUND A 16 GB DRIVE AND ELECTED TO RETURN MY 256 GB FLASH DRIVE BACK TO IT'S ORIGINAL CAPACITY...WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO FORMAT MY 256 GB FLASH DRIVE BACK TO THE ORIGINAL NTFS FORMAT, IT FORMATTED ALRIGHT BUT WILL ONLY SHOW THE DRIVE CAPACITY NOW AS 28 GB!!! WTF???

    HOW DO I GET THE FLASH DRIVE BACK TO SHOWING THE ORIGINAL 256GB CAPACITY?

    PLS ADVISE IF YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM...

    RON
    use "partition guru" to fix format problems

    Use the major geeks site to get the program.

    Worked great for me!!!


    Ron

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    You can use a free partition manager software to format your USB.

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