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Windows 7: partitioning thumb drive

28 Oct 2009   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
partitioning thumb drive

How do you partition a thumb drive? Obviously, Windows cannot do it natively, but when I used GParted to partition it, it failed. I can created a 16GB partition on a 32GB drive, but I cannot for the life of me format the other half.


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28 Oct 2009   #2
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been testing partition software since RC and Partition Manager 10 is able to do it.
Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Overview
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28 Oct 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh, you cannot do much with that unless you buy the full version.
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28 Oct 2009   #4
xtreampctek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use Acronis disk disk director suite. Make sure you have the flash drive plugged in and boot from this cd Megashares - Drag. Drop. Yup. The first site to provide FREE file hosting with drag n drop support., Load the boot cd, goto partition tools, click Acronis disk director suite, goto manual mode and have a blast!
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29 Oct 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks. I will try it and let you know how it works out.
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29 Oct 2009   #6
pepsidude185

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey Jonathan,

Look up Diskpart. Its done through windows command prompt and I partitioned a thumb drive a couple of days ago with it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415
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