In your daily life, USB flash drives and memory cards become the most ordinary removable storage devices since they bring much convenience for you to store some important files. Due to the portability, they are widely used to transfer data between a PC and a storage device. Besides, the USB drive is also used to save the data copy to avoid data loss.
Sometimes, if you have a need to manage different types of data in an easy way, it is quite necessary to partition your USB flash drive into multiple partitions. Well then, is it possible to perform this operation to your removable storage device? Of course. Keep reading now.
Usually, when it comes to partition management, most of you will take into account Windows Disk Management. However, you should know in the operating system before Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows wouldn’t allow you to partition USB drive via Disk Management. How to do the partition?
1. Press “Win+R” keys at the same time, input “diskpart” in the pop-up window.
2. Type the following command lines:
list disk > select disk n(USB drive number) > clean > create partition primary > active > format fs=ntfs quick.
Diskpart can only help you create a partition when you getting a new USB flash drive. If there is already one partition, how to partition this device to multiple partitions? In this case, perhaps you need a piece of third-party software. Which tool is the suitable for you? It is worth mentioning MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition since this partition manager can not only help you to create a new partition with simple clicks but also resize partition without losing data. See how it works.
Step 1: Get MiniTool Partition Wizard Free and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Right-click on the unallocated space on your USB flash drive and select “Create” feature to begin the partition creation.
Note that if no unallocated space exists, you can use its “Resize/Move Partition” to free up some free disk space and then begin to create partition on USB drive.
Step 3: Specify the partition label, partition type, file system, drive letter and cluster size for the new partition on your USB flash drive you want to create. Click “OK” to go back the main interface.
Step 4: Press “Apply” finally.
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