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IT: How I can recover a pen drive space ?

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Sometime back I bought a pen drive of 16 GB and now it showing space of pen drive very less in KBs.
What could be the reason for showing less space than it actual and how it can get back the space ?

posted Jun 30, 2017 by Neeraj Mishra

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This is very common problem and I always performed following steps to recover the USB drive space.

a. Insert the USB drive.
b. click “Start” then select “All Programs”.
c. Select “Accessories”.
d. Right click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”.
e. Type “diskpart” without quotes in the command prompt and hit enter.
f. Execute the following commands one by one in the DiskPart.
g. list disk – it will display list of volumes
h. Select disk - If the Removable disk is Volume 3 then the volume no should be 3
i. clean
j. create partition primary
k. select partition 1
l. format fs=ntfs

It takes time and shows the progress in terms of percentage. Once this procedure gets completed, you can see the full space of USB drive as it was earlier.

answer Jul 1, 2017 by Harshita
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