Question Flash drive question

i_am_jim

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I have a flashdrive that says 4GB on it, but my computer says it only holds 1.8 GB. Does anyone know the explanation?

Edited to say:
I have formatted it
 

hang-the-9

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Could be a fake 4gb drive, although that is a bit odd that someone would bother to fake such a small size. Has it ever shown as 4gb?

Use the diskpart command at a DOS prompt to list the disks, then select that USB disk and do a clean command on it. That would wipe any partitions and formatting on it. If it's really a 4gb drive then it will let you create a new volume and format it to the 4gb capacity.
 

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