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16gb pendrive turned into 8gb plz help

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    16gb pendrive turned into 8gb plz help


    my 16 gb pendrive turned into 8 gb
    it still shows 15.1 gb free bt i can not add anything beyond 7 gb

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Format it.
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    formatted it
    checked for errors
    bt nothing happnd
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you click on the Properties of the drive it will show how much free space is available.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you have Ccleaner insert the usb drive & Wipe it.
    See picture:

    Click image for larger version

    Do NOT check the C:\ drive !!!
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    How did it turn from 16 gb to 8 gb ? what file system do you use ? what error do you get when you try to copy more than 8 gb to usb ? i can only think about two things - first, you messed up with formating/partitioning your usb, you can google and download "hp usb disk storage format tool", select your usb drive and format it with this tool, and second, you bought fake usb drive, so after format you see now real space.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    I concur.

    Where did you buy it ?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I am afraid you will have to use something like Partition Wizard Home - It will show you the hidden partition. If you converted any IMG file into the pen drive, it does not show up as a regular partition. You can only delete it using a 3rd Party app.
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    use diskpart and delete the partition and set it up again. I had a 8GB key that recently decided it was 4MB. No amount of formatting it would work, but using diskpart got it all back and working properly again.
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    lemme try these softwares first
    i made it bootable usb for win 7 n win 8 many times it was perfectly working 16 gb for 1 year .. its a genuine transcend pendrive
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