Reformat and repartition USB Flash Drive

By rcrumpler ·
I have a USB drive that is currently partitioned into 2 drives, one is 'write protected' (there is no physical write protect switch on the drive) the other is not. The write protect section has files on it that I want to delete but I also want to delete the partition and repartition the drive into just one partition. I've tried free partition software (Paragon Partition Manager 12) and also tried modifying the registry and I've also tried using Diskpart, all to no avail. I'm running Windows 7. Can anyone help?

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Request for Clarification

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Clarifications

The make & model of the Thumb Drive is important here so what is it?


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Make and model

by rcrumpler In reply to Reformat and repartition ...

Unfortunately the thumb drive was commercially produced as a marketing project so it has a product name on it (not related to technology) but no manufacturers details.

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by ARandomPenguin In reply to Make and model

can you find the model through the computer? like plug it in and go to device manager>properties, etc

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by rcrumpler In reply to Make and model

Went to device manager > properties, but no information there (it just says 'standard disk drive').

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Things to Try

by a.portman In reply to Reformat and repartition ...

Administrator Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management do you see your flash drive there? If so, highlight the Partition on the Flash Drive go up to the Tool bar and press the X. This will delete the partition on the flash drive (so be sure to have the right drive) making the space Unallocated. Now right click the Unallocated Space on the flash and Create a Partition. Format the Partition FAT32

See if Nirsoft, USB Device view http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html will help.

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by ARandomPenguin In reply to Reformat and repartition ...

Try this software.
it might let you change the status of your drive thereby allowing a standard format. jsut install right click on the drive in question and go to the "change attributes" option. then uncheck "read only".

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