I want to have two partitions on a 16GB stick, one bootable and the other with portable applications; logically one in NTFS and the other one in FAT32, but I am not able to make Windows recognize one of the partitions. I have tried all the ways I know without success.
First, I formatted the whole stick with FAT32 in Windows. Then I used Paragon to make a second partition and format it in NTFS. The drive was on the Explorer, Windows recognized the FAT32 partition, but not the other one in NTFS. Wanted to format, but the whole 16GB, not one partition only.
Second, I cleaned the partitions and formatted the whole stick with Windows in NTFS. Then I used Paragon to make a second partition and format it in FAT32. The same problem, but the other way round. The second partition (now FAT32) appeared on the Explorer, but was not accessible.
Third, I cleaned the partitions and formatted with the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, but always with similar results. Also, after partitioning it wanted to format the whole stick, just like Windows. The result was the same.
Concluding, the partitions appear always on the Explorer, on Computer Management and on Diskpart, but the second partition is never accessible. Both Windows and the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool do not format one partition only but the whole USB flash drive, which destroys the other partition. However, this is not possible, even if undesirable, because if I try it Windows sends an error message that there is something wrong with the stick.
I have searched for hours, found that it is quite normal to do it in Linux, and that some people can do it in Windows, but I could not find any explanation on how. Can someone please instruct me on how to have two partitions on a USB flash, both workable?