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May 30, 2014 8:33:11 PM

Hi!

So, I want to transfer a large amount of files from my laptop to my desktop (you would be surprised how many gigs a flight sim takes :p ). So, I have a 32GB flash drive formatted for my Xbox 360, but only ~9 gigs are actually used (GTA5). I was wondering if I could partition this flash drive even though I already have it formatted for the xbox without losing all my files.

Thanks for any help :D 

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a c 280 G Storage
May 31, 2014 12:38:57 AM

Whilst you can have more than one partition on a pen drive, there has to be some "unallocated space" to accommodate it, but I assume your pen drive doesn't have any unallocated space, it probably has a single partition which fills the drive. If that's the case, you can't put a second partition on it.



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May 31, 2014 6:42:39 AM

OK then. What if I delete all my data on it (I really don't play GTA5 anymore)? Will I be able to re-format it?
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a c 280 G Storage
May 31, 2014 7:31:33 AM

Yes, that will work.
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May 31, 2014 9:15:08 AM

OK then. Thanks so much, Phil :D 
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a c 280 G Storage
May 31, 2014 10:22:31 AM

You're welcome, that's why this forum exists.

Incidentally, I should add that it's unwise to store irreplaceable data on just one storage device, and especially if that device is a pen drive which can fail without any warning (the memory chips can fail and, unlike a hard drive, you get no warning of imminent failure).
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May 31, 2014 11:50:08 AM

Yeah, I know. It's just that I rarely use my Xbox anymore and it really doesn't matter to me.
Thanks again :3
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