How to Delete Volume on USB Flash Drive?

May 6, 2015

Sometimes, you aren’t allowed to delete volume on USB flash drive with Disk Management in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1.in this situation you may need third party software such as AOMEI Partition Assistant to solve the problem.

Delete Partition on USB Flash Drive with Disk Management

Disk Management is a built-in tool in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows Server 2003/2008, which is able to delete partition, shrink partition, create partition and so on. With this tool, there is no need to download third party software, therefore, Disk Management is being widely used by users to manage partitions.

However, when delete volume on USB with flash drive, you may realize the delete volume grayed out . Why does this happen and how to solve it?

Delete Volume Grayed Out

The reason why you can’t delete partition on USB flash drive is that the USB flash drive is regarded as removable by Windows and Disk Management can’t delete this kind of partition.

2 Methods to Delete Volume on Flash Drive

Method 1: free software AOMEI Partition Standard

Free partition software-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is designed by AOMEI Technology, which devotes to partition management. It is able to delete partition on any flash drive without any data damage. Furthermore, it is easy to finish the operation.

Step1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it. Click the partition you plan to delete and then choose Delete Partition.

Delete Partition

Step2:In order to perform this operation, please click Apply.

Click Apply

Method 2: Diskpart

1.Click Start Menu and then type diskpart in search box

2.At the diskpart prompt, type list disk

3.Type select disk n ( n stands for the disk where you plan to delete the partition)

4.Type list partition

5.Input select partition n (n is the partition you want to delete)

6.Type delete partition (then the partition can be deleted)

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to delete volume on USB flash drive, what’s more, it allows users to migrate OS to SSD, convert MBR to GPT, merge partitions, make bootable CD. Compared with Disk Management, this free partition software is more powerful. You may have a try.