jfitzpatrick — 2013-08-20T08:00:56-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/170794/ask-htg-how-can-i-reclaim-the-full-capacity-of-an-sd-card/
If you’ve used an SD card for more advanced purposes than simply storing digital photos (e.g. running a mobile or micro OS), you’ll find it requires a little more finesse than simply formatting the card to reclaim all the space. Read on as we show you how.
erikhicks — 2013-08-21T00:34:33-04:00 — #2
Good article. However, I don't see why you couldn't just use the Disk Management console to delete both partitions and create a new one encompassing the entire drive space. No need to use Diskpart (although that utility is very handy in instances where the GUI is not available).
el_gallo_azul — 2013-08-21T00:41:51-04:00 — #3
Aaaah, of course it is possible on Windows. I had forgotten about diskpart, but it's nice to stay in touch. I'm not able to use Windows any more, but I like to stay in touch a little bit.
huggies15 — 2013-08-21T11:07:54-04:00 — #4
It (windows) wont let you delete the first partition, so you cannot do it through disk management.
I was looking for this a week ago, ended up using the RaspBMC installed to reset the SD card, another option if that is what caused the problem in the first place.
erikhicks — 2013-08-21T17:53:55-04:00 — #5
Hmm... didn't know that. Thanks!
esad — 2013-08-29T23:34:36-04:00 — #6
Let's flip this question 180° - Now that you have it back to the original, how would you create the format that RaspBMC did? Can DISKPART do that?
1curtiscarney — 2014-01-16T23:06:03-05:00 — #7
All right guys. I admit I need some help. So I some how partitioned my 8gb SD card down to like 117mb... I tried using easeus and tried the diskpart you suggested with no results. it still showed the 117mb and says I need to format when I click on it. Any idea what the prob is.
kas989 — 2014-03-08T15:41:50-05:00 — #8
Thank you for these instructions. I was able to get my 4GB card back to full capacity because of this.
geek — 2014-07-11T04:08:13-04:00 — #9
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