Partitioning USB stick on Windows 10 issues


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    Partitioning USB stick on Windows 10 issues


    Hi there, I am trying to partition a USB stick on Windows 10. According to the instructions / web , with the USB stick plugged in, open disk management and right click on USB to be formatted then choose "new simple volume". However when I try this, on a Windows 10 on a Lenovo T15 gen 2 laptop this capability seems missing. Firstly the Delete function did not work, see screengrab (I get a Virtual Disk Manager "the request is not supported" message), and then secondly, when searching for the "new simple volume" option by right clicking on the drive area, the option is completely missing (see attachment). I am concerned the computer has somehow been hijacked, this seems to be a basic function, can someone kindly help troubleshoot? Thank you so much. T
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    Thanks, will have a look, any idea why the right click function does not work? Seems to be a basic thing according to what I've read / seen,

    Thanks v much,

    Krgds
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    Hello @Tkabba,

    Tkabba said:
    Any idea why the right click function does not work? Seems to be a basic thing according to what I've read / seen.
    - Do you get the same error if you use another USB ?
    - Do you want to keep ANY data on the USB ?
    - If so, backup the data FIRST.
    - If NOT, you could use the Clean command [ Diskpart ] first on the USB and then try partitioning.
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    Hi,

    I just tried that DISKPART using the Cmd prompt and it seemed to work fine. Thanks!
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    Hello @Tkabba,

    Tkabba said:
    I just tried that DISKPART using the CMD prompt and it seemed to work fine. Thanks!
    Excellent news and you are VERY welcome. Please mark this Thread as Solved.
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