Recently used my flash drive for a project and when I went to format it again so I can reload an operating system, I noticed it was not utilizing all of the space.
When I went to format it, I saw that it was only showing max: 2.81 gigs (which was the size of the live CD boot I had on there.) I did some digging and found that the system was in fact recognizing the space, however I couldn’t utilize the unused portion.
What I did to fix it was pull open good ol’ disk part.
If you aren’t familiar with diskpart then tread lightly. It’s a very good tool but also very powerful.
Here is how to complete it:
DISKPART> select disk 3
Disk 3 is now selected
Diskpart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
DISKPART>create partition primary
Diskpart succeeded in creating the specified partition
All is good now and I can utilize all the unused space once again.
Hope that helps someone.