My 8gb pen drive showing 64mb only

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Hi.  I just got an 8 GB SanDisk Cruzer 2.0 USB Pen Drive.  I plug it on my PC and I get a "not formatted" error.  I also check the usable space and it only has 64 MB.  Why is my 8GB pen drive showing 64MB only?  I'm on Windows OS 8.

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My 8gb pen drive showing 64mb only

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Hi Elias

I have also encountered similar issue with my 4 GB pendrive. To fix this issue follow the steps as given below:

1. Rightclick your pendrive name in Computer and select Format

2. Choose 'Default allocation size' in Allocation unit size. Sometime less allocation size might be selected by default which eventually show this issue.

3. Choose 'NTFS' in file system

4. Uncheck / Untick Quick Format and click on the Start

Finally your pendrive will be formatted and the actual size will be shown. If your issue is still not fixed then your pendrive might be corrupted.

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