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How to Make a Flash Drive Bigger

Updated July 20, 2017

You can make a flash drive bigger by reformatting it. After you have reformatted a flash drive, it will erase the entire drive and maximise its storage capacity. In order to do this, simply use the utility software provided on your computer.

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  1. Plug the flash drive you would like to make bigger into a USB port on your computer.

  2. Click the "Start" button.

  3. Select "My Computer."

  4. Right click your flash drive within the "My Computer" window and select "Format."

  5. Choose a "File System" compatible with your needs. For instance, the "FAT 32" file system is compatible with both Mac and PC computers.

  6. Rename the flash drive by typing a name in the "Volume Label" box.

  7. Click "Start" and select "OK" to reformat the flash drive.

  8. Click "OK" when this process is complete and your flash drive will be at maximum storage capacity. You have now successfully made a flash drive bigger (See References 1).

  9. Plug the flash drive you would like to make bigger into a USB port on your computer.

  10. Click on the "Finder."

  11. Select the "Applications" folder.

  12. Open "Utilities" and double click "Disc Utility."

  13. Click the "Erase" tab and then select your flash drive.

  14. Choose a "Volume Format" compatible with your needs. For instance, the "FAT 32" file system is compatible with both Mac and PC computers.

  15. Rename the flash drive by typing a name in the "Name" box.

  16. Click "Erase" to reformat the flash drive. When this process is complete, your flash drive will be at maximum storage capacity. You have now successfully made a flash drive bigger (See References 2).

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About the Author

Wesley DeBoy has been a writer since 2004. He has a variety of arts and entertainment articles published on various websites. DeBoy specializes in writing about professional audio, music and computer technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications production from Ball State University.

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