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Formatted a 500GB USB storage device , now only have 32GB ? , I'm jinxed with pc's lately lol ;0( .... please help ***. you've all been great in the past with your help x

Formatted a 500GB USB storage device , now only have 32GB ? , I\'m jinxed with pc\'s lately lol ;0( .... please help . you\'ve all been great in the past with your help x

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If you are running Win7 plug the USB drive in and wait for it to be recognized. Go to control panel, select Administrative Tools then Computer Management. Select Disc Management and you should find it there. Clear the partition and make a New Simple Partition. Then format it for use.

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