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Month: June 2016

Recover lost space on a USB drive

While doing some software installations for linux I had to shrink my flash drive to a partition of 32GB. The next time I stuck in my laptop I forgot I had done that and needed to use the entire 64GB that was available. Disk management wouldn’t allow me to delete the 32GB partition so I had do the following steps.

  • Insert your USB drive
  • Open a command prompt
  • Type in “diskpart”
  • Another window will open up, type “LIST DISK”. Not which disk is your USB drive.
  • Type in “SELECT DISK 1” or whatever disk was your USB drive.
  • Assuming you only had 1 partition on that drive, type in “SELECT PARTITION 1”.
  • Then type in “DELETE PARTITION”
  • That should be it, go back to Disk Management to complete the process of creating your partitions or formatting.