Windows 10: Partitioning USB drive

Discus and support Partitioning USB drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is there anyway to partition a USB drive into 2 separate "drives" ? So i got a 128GB usb thumb drive, i can partition it into 2 64GB partitions,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by N00berG00ber, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Partitioning USB drive


    Is there anyway to partition a USB drive into 2 separate "drives" ?

    So i got a 128GB usb thumb drive, i can partition it into 2 64GB partitions, however, with the way android works, if i format it to work as internal and select one 64GB partition, android will format the entire 128GB drive and encrypt it so only my phone can use it. i can't plug it into any other computer and use the 2nd 64GB partition as normal storage. anyone know of a way around this? simply splitting into 2 partitions is not working. maybe something that fakes it being 2 separate drives all together so i can format the 1st one and have it work as internal storage?

    :)
     
    N00berG00ber, Nov 19, 2018
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  2. mars Win User

    Partition a USB Flash Drive

    USB Partitioning

    Do you know the technical part of it? How does the flipping of the removable happen? How can we partition a USB without using a 3rd party software? Can you suggest any programming language? and what algo should I use? thanks!
     
  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Nov 19, 2018
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  4. DirectorC Win User

    Partitioning USB drive

    Partition a USB Flash Drive

    This is the scary stuff that happens when you use Google:

    'USB flash drives cannot be partitioned in the Windows operating if the drive is identified as removable media. The only way to partition the USB flash drive is to flip the removable bit so that it is recognized as fixed media instead which can be partitioned like any normal hard drive'

    Infoz/Appz:
    You searched for Boot It USB – Lancelhoff

    Partition USB Flash Drives - gHacks Tech News

    I got that from searching for 'partition flash drive'.

    I should get paid for this.
     
    DirectorC, Nov 19, 2018
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