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Windows 7: Add space to USB

05 Aug 2011   #1
Pie015

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Add space to USB

I think im the only one who has this problem but i want to add space to my USB drive which is only 480mb and I went to Disk Management and sliced some space off my Hard drive to put onto the USB but when I right click on it the option 'extend' is blanked out! By the way I want to add space, not overwrite but if that what it takes then I will do it:

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05 Aug 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pie015 View Post
I think im the only one who has this problem but i want to add space to my USB drive which is only 480mb and I went to Disk Management and sliced some space off my Hard drive to put onto the USB but when I right click on it the option 'extend' is blanked out! By the way I want to add space, not overwrite but if that what it takes then I will do it:

Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Disk Management is designed to add/modify partition space on fixed disks on your computer.
Sorry but adding more space to a usb drive is not within it's options. Only the manufacturer of your usb drive can accomplish that.

Rich
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05 Aug 2011   #3
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

I don't think that's possible, but I could be wrong. The drive's capacity is the drive's capacity. Partitioning a portion of your PC's HD doesn't change the hardware inside your external drive.
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05 Aug 2011   #4
Pie015

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok thanks for the replies but do you think there is any software to do that?
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05 Aug 2011   #5
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

No, see the problem is you're misinterpreting the nature of physical memory. You computer has apx 75 GB of memory, you can partition that into many slices, but the total will never be more than 75 GB. The USB drive is a separate chip with about 500MB of memory. No matter what the USB can never hold more than that.
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05 Aug 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You cannot add hard drive space to a USB drive.

If you want more USB drive space, you'll need to buy a larger USB stick.
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