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  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #31

    NavyLCDR said:
    Is there a specific reason not to try the very basic, first step troubleshooting of any USB flash drive posted in post #6? Just curious....
    Some users do not like to use commands. They want a GUI or at least a script.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #32

    Matthew Wai said:
    Some users do not like to use commands. They want a GUI or at least a script.
    Well, @huffman's very first post was:

    huffman said:
    I purchased a 1TB thumb drive. I want to partition this thumb drive, just using the tools in windows 10.

    How do I go about doing this? It has been so long ago since I did something this, I have totally forgotten how.

    Thanks in advance.
    And yet there is the unwillingness to try the most basic, and most recommend method of returning a USB flash drive to it's most basic, virgin state. But, oh well....
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  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #33

    The phrase "just using the tools in windows 10" may refer to Disk Management, which has a GUI.
    A PowerShell/CMD/batch script can also be considered a tool on Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 408
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    Thread Starter
       #34

    NavyLCDR I have tried everything I know to try until trying this Fake Thumb Driive. I ran it and I hope it did NOT cause other problems. After run it, my PC started hanging up, so I did a good cleaning of the pc and hope takes care of that issue.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is the results of running "Fake Thumb Drive:
    Quick Size Test:
    Thumb drive partition-fake-1.jpg
    Test Empty Space:
    Thumb drive partition-fake-2.jpg

    Delete Test Files:

    Thumb drive partition-fake-3.jpg

    I don't believe this Thumb drive to be fake. The one good thing coming out of running this program was that it removed the two partitions that I could NOT format. I now have just one partition that I was able to format and is fully usable.

    Thanks guys
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       #35

    As for "just using the tools in windows 10", a tool still available in a Command Prompt window is format, put format /? in the window to get the how-to.
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #36

    huffman said:
    I don't believe this Thumb drive to be fake. The one good thing coming out of running this program was that it removed the two partitions that I could NOT format. I now have just one partition that I was able to format and is fully usable.

    Thanks guys
    If I were you, I would not put any files of value or importance on that thumb drive.
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #37

    huffman said:
    I don't believe this Thumb drive to be fake.
    If it is not fake, it will pass the test. If it has passed the test, you will see something like the following:

    Thumb drive partition-sandisk-114.5-gb-.jpg

    In your post #34, a screenshot shows "General UDisk", which possibly indicates that it is a fake product.
    Go to Device Manager, expand "Disk drives", and take a screenshot like the following:

    Thumb drive partition-my-disks.jpg
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