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How can I make USB key offline?

  1. #1


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    How can I make USB key offline?


    Perhaps I'm missing something but I thought you could make a USB key offline by right clicking in Disk Management.

    I've removed the letter but can't find any way to make it offline - only change drive letter or eject.

    Any ideas how to do this? Picture is of right click on disk 2 the one I want to make offline. Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Adam,

    Unfortunately, it appears that making a disk online/offline is not supported on removable media.

    I tested to see if it could be done using DISKPART in a command prompt, and nope.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Ah, OK. I'll make another partition on a proper drive. Thanks.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Anytime mate.
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