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Windows 7: Unallocable Space in Thumbdrive

11 Apr 2015   #1
awesomelemonade

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Unallocable Space in Thumbdrive

Hi, I currently have a problem not being to allocate space in a thumbdrive. I have followed tutorials from this forum, but the extend volume, shrink volume, delete volume are all grayed out.

Any help?

Thanks in advanced




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11 Apr 2015   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

Windows Disk Manager does not support those operations on external drives. You would need a third party utility to do that. But considering the small size of the unallocated block I wouldn't bother.
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11 Apr 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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11 Apr 2015   #4
awesomelemonade

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hi, is there an alternative such as using a command prompt?

I do not want to use 3rd party programs..
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11 Apr 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Yes, you can use DiskPart Command-Line Options

If you want to clean the stick first I'd use

LIST DISK
SEL DISK # (replace with number confirmed to be the flash stick)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=FAT
EXIT

Make sure FAT is the stick's native format. If not I'd use FAT32 or NTFS.
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11 Apr 2015   #6
awesomelemonade

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, you can use DiskPart Command-Line Options

If you want to clean the stick first I'd use

LIST DISK
SEL DISK # (replace with number confirmed to be the flash stick)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=FAT
EXIT

Make sure FAT is the stick's native format. If not I'd use FAT32 or NTFS.
"DiskPart is a text-mode command interpreter in Windows Vista, Windows® XP, and the Windows Server 2003® family."

Is that a problem?
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11 Apr 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

No it is not or I would not have given you the commands which we use here every day.
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