zondag, maart 07, 2010
Windows only sees 200MB of my USB: solved
I have this 8GB USB-drive. I use it on my Mac OSX. Wanted to transfer some files to a Windows XP machine. But Windows only saw a 200MB drive. Even after formatting it on the Windows machine, Windows only saw 200MB.
I looked around the internet. Only to find more people having the problem. And it also affects people wth 16GB, 32GB, 64GB drives etc. They all have the problem Windows only sees part of the capacity of the USB drive.
After trying several things and reading many posts, what solved my problem is running the "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8" program. The file contains 2 programs, one running on DOS, and one running on Windows (the W in the end of the filename). I tried the Windows-version and this formatted my USB-drive as a 8GB drive on my Windows machine. OSX still recognized it as 8GB, so we were able to transfer the files.
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