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Unallocated USB Drive Space

Hello everyone,
I'm new to CNET but I decided to ask for help even tho I do not know if this is the right place or not...
But anyways my problem is that I formatted my USB Drive twice and it decreased from 8GB total (or 4 I don't recall the exact total) to 2GB of space. And when I try to create a new partition from the Unallocated Space it doesn't let me.

I would love some help on this subject because I really need that space back. Thanks in advance,
- Roggnar

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Keep in mind there are FAKE MEMORY STICKS
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Ok. But what will that do exactly?

I will try that but... will that give me the space back? Because the total space is 2GB now when it should be 8GB.

Thanks

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Correction.

It's not 8GB it's supposed to be 4GB. So it's split in half... 2GB are usable and the other 2 are gone.

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If the drive is good.

It will format it to its size and leave you with a blank new drive of the right size.

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If the stick is fake, you'll get what it is for size.

If it's not, I find this gets it back to full size.

Not to upset you but I can't tell you the future here. There are so many fake sticks out there that, well, there goes the ball game.

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Thanks.

Well... it is a very old Kingston, I do not know how fake sticks work, I'm not advanced in any type of technology knowledge, only some stuff here and there but... Thanks!

The quick format didn't work it said it was write protected so I'm formatting it without that option checked.

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Good luck.

Old and new sticks can wear out. I have run into a few that are trying to save really old sticks and they spend weeks trying to save it.

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