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Windows 7: Partition USB Pen Drive

15 Jul 2014   #1
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Partition USB Pen Drive

Hi All,

Does anyone know how to (if possible) partition a 32gb USB Pen Drive?

I would like to have 1 partition running Multiboot - YUMI ? Multiboot USB Creator | USB Pen Drive Linux
and the other as standard USB storage.

Lets say a 5gb multiboot partition and 27gb storage partition.

Is this possible?

Regards,
Jamie


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15 Jul 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes it is Jamie. Install and setup Yumi first, then partition afterwards.
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15 Jul 2014   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yes it is Jamie. Install and setup Yumi first, then partition afterwards.
Cheers for the reply Golden.
I have put multiboot on the drive now... how best to partition it, i don't see the options under Disk Management?

Regards,
Jamie
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17 Jul 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Any Ideas?
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17 Jul 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Jamie, use a 3rd party tool like Partition Wizard, then split the current partition as shown below. You can then resize etc.

Partition USB Pen Drive-1.png


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28 Jul 2014   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi Golden,
Sorry for the very late reply, i kept meaning to try this but never got time to do it sorry.

I am having an issue getting the 2nd partition to show in Windows Explorer.

The 1st Partition (F: ) has Multiboot on it and i can see this in Windows Explorer.
The 2nd Partition (G: ) is just free space for storage but doesn't show in Windows Explorer.

Partition USB Pen Drive-1.png

Partition USB Pen Drive-2.png

Cheers,
Jamie


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28 Jul 2014   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

What does Disk mgmt. show?
See: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Removable devices are classified differently by Windows based on the device. You might have to mount the partition, I'm not sure - PW sees it with drive letter G......
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28 Jul 2014   #8
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I made a schoolboy error and didn't apply the changes, i have since applied the and now get a * rather than a letter (it still doesn't show in explorer)

Partition USB Pen Drive-2014-07-28-15_36_25-minitool-partition-wizard-home-edition-v8.1.1.png

Partition USB Pen Drive-2.png

Cheers,
Jamie


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28 Jul 2014   #9
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Self-delete, I was wrong.
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28 Jul 2014   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Cheers for the info... when i plug the usb drive into my laptop i don't get the 2nd partition from the usb drive either and that has 2 partitions so should support an extra 2 ?

Partition USB Pen Drive-screenshot.png

Cheers,
Jamie


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