How to Remove All Partitions From a USB Drive

By Marques Williams

USB drives have become very popular devices that allow users to store files and information on a portable disk drive. When a USB drive has been modified to be read as a fixed disk, partitions can be put into place to allow users to organize different sections of the drive for different types of information.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • USB drive

Step 1

Click "Start" in Windows or press the Windows key on the keyboard. Then select "Run."

Step 2

Type "diskmgmt.msc." This will lead you to Disk Management, which allows you to manage all of the disk drives connected to the computer.

Step 3

Locate the USB drive in the list of available drives, which will be on the main page of Disk Management.

Step 4

Highlight the name of the USB drive and right-click it. There, the option "Delete Partition" will become available. Select "Delete Partition."