How can I Re-format this USB-Stick?

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  1. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    On an 8GB usb stick I find three partitions.
    One partition of 2MB is healthy and two others, of 1.8 and 5.6GB are named unallocated.

    How do I get rid off the unallocated partitions, and free and format the whole 8GB again?

    Thank You
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    How about diskpart?
    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk x
    clean
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=ntfs label="MyStick"
    Make sure you select the correct disk before running clean command :cool2:.

    Doesn't the Disk Management offer options?
     
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  3. ShiningDog

    ShiningDog MDL Addicted

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    just go to disk management, delete all the partition of usb and then create a partition as fat32 or ntfs as you like., done.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  5. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Thank you VERY much. I did not know it was that simple...

    And NO, disk management offered nothing except "Properties"...

    Thank you everybody
     
  6. lolnothankyou

    lolnothankyou MDL Novice

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    My favorite USB formatting tool is HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3
    Small + portable + free.
     
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  7. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

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    where do you get it (link)?
     
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    lolnothankyou MDL Novice

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  9. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

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    thanks guys