Missing Storage on USB Flash Drive

By paulski
May 30, 2009
  1. Hi all,

    Need some help if poss?? Have a USB 2gb flash drive which is currently saying it only has 3mb storage capacity :confused:

    I have re-formatted the drive, and it is currently in NTFS format. All hidden folders are active, so I can only assume there is no more data on there at all, so don't know why I am missing the rest of my storage :(

    Has anyone come across this before? The only possible thing I can think of is something to do with the partioning etc but I don't know enough to be able to fix this.

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Try formatting in FAT, not FAT32 or NTFS
  3. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    Don't bother wasting your time, 2GB flash drives go for < $10

    Try recreating the partition in device manager, if that doesn't like there is likely something wrong with the drive.
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