Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)
Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.
To help you, there is a tiny tool called BootIce. It is a standalone application for Windows and does not require installation. Here is how to use it to restore lost space of your USB disk.
Download the Bootice RAR file and unzip it. Insert the affected USB drive in your PC and then run the BootIce (as BootIce needs formatting permissions, you may require administrative privilege to run it).
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• For an advanced look at what else this tool can do for you, see Create a multiple partition, multi-boot USB Flash drive under Windows