Repartition a USB Thumbdrive

Disk manager won’t let you do it. Here’s how you make it happen in Windows without a 3rd party application.

1 – Open an elevated command prompt.
2 – Run diskpart
3 – list disk

Find the disk number from the list of disks, make sure you have the right on!

DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
——– ————- ——- ——- — —
Disk 0 Online 238 GB 0 B *
Disk 1 Online 7728 MB 7239 MB

4 – list partition (There should only be a 0 and 1 partition number)
5 – select partition 0
6 – delete partition
7 – select partition 1
8 – delete partition
9 – create partition primary
10 – exit

Now you can use Disk Manager to format and name the volume