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My computer thinks my pny 32GB USB 2.0 flash drive is a disk

My Pny USB 2.0 FD USB Device is coming up as a disk drive from having a partition put on it after it being formated to FS=NTFS through command prompt and i do not know how to reverse it.

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  • nos482
    nos482 Dec 11, 2012

    Edite: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 1> CLEAN> CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY> SELECT PARTITION 1> ACTIVE> FORMAT FS=NTFS> ASSIGN> EXIT is what i did in command prompt and now I don't know how to undo it.

  • nos482
    nos482 Dec 11, 2012

    also wont let me format it through disk management or from my computer folder says it is unable.

  • nos482
    nos482 Dec 11, 2012

    PNY Technologies 32GB Metal Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive

  • Jose Diaz
    Jose Diaz Dec 11, 2012

    Could be you don't have enough rights or is right protected, especially if the format was on a another account. Both can be checked by right clicking.

  • nos482
    nos482 Dec 11, 2012

    same method to change it back, same account, and it worked to change it in the first place, but now wont let me change it back... I h8 technology -_-


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All pen and SD cards show up as removable hard drives. Removable or not they can be treated the same. You can format again just by right clicking on it, or use diskmgmt.msc to fully manage via the MS management console.

It's basically doing the same as you did from the cmd prompt.

If you asking to restore files, then you require a 3rd party software. There is Recuva (free), Wondershare, and Stellar. They all do the same thing.

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