About Kingston USB Flash Drive Write Protection
When you read this article, you must have encountered Kingston USB write protected error: cannot wirte, modify and delete files on the Kingston USB flash drive, even disable access to your Kingston USB. What’s the Kingston USB flash drive write protection (known as read only)? It’s a function to avoid virus invasion and incorrect operations, so the content on Kingston USB flash drive cannot be modified if the USB is write-protected, only for read.
There are some conditions that the write protected information will pop up.
Your Kingston USB flash drive has the viruses, please check for it.
Check whether the write protection switch is turned on or not, confirm the write protection switch is turned off.
Make sure your Kingston USB isn’t filled up.
You can solve your problem easily under the above mentioned circumstances. If else, you could try another way to repair the Kingston pen drive.
Overview and Solutions to Kingston USB Write Protected
The best way to fix Kingston USB flash drive write protected error is to format the Kingston Flash drive usually. However, this way doesn’t work sometimes, because Windows doesn’t allow formatting the Kinston pen drive at the most times. Is there any other way to realize this write protection removal for Kingston pen drive in Windows 10/8/7?
There are two ways to fix write protected flash drive issue: CMD commands and the free Kingston USB write protected removal software. The following text will show you the steps to remove write protection, please keep up with me.
CMD Commands to Remove Read Only From Kingston USB drive
There are two methods to remove read only from your Kingston USB drive. “Regedit” and “Diskpart” commands are all works.
“Regedit” command will lead you to use Registry to remove:
1. Enter “Regedit” in Windows search box to enter “Registry Editor”.
2. Go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.
3. Double click the WriteProtect, Change the value from 1 to 0 and click “OK” to save this change. Then close the Registry Editor and restart your computer, insert your Kingston USB flash drive again, you’ll find the Kingston USB is not write-protected anymore. You can format your Kingston USB flash drive at ease.
Taking advantage of “Diskpart” command to achieve your write protection removal:
1. Type “DISKPART” and select “Diskpart.exe”.
2. Enter “LIST VOLUME” and press enter.
3. Type “SELECT VOLUME #”, the # is the volume number of your Kingston USB flash drive, which you want to remove from.
4. Type “ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY”, press enter.
5. You will see the prompt says that the Kingston USB remove write protection has been successful.
Remove Write Protection with Kingston USB Write Protected Removal Software
Compared with the above two ways, we strongly recommended the best free Kingston usb write protected removal tool-AOMEI Partition Assistant because of its friendly interface and convenience. First of all, you could free download Kingston USB write protection removal software. AOMEI Partition Assistant will give you many advices about your partition management, including split, merge, format, and wipe hard drive, make bootable media etc.
Step 1: Insert the Kingston USB flash drive you want to format into your computer.
Step 2: Download, install and launch the Kingston USB write protected error repairing software (AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard) which is a freeware. Select your Kingston USB drive (here is G partition on Disk 3), right click the G partition, and choose “Format Partition”.
Step 3: In the next window, edit and preview the partition information, including Partition Label, File System and Cluster Size, confirm these details. Then click “OK”.
Step 4: Confirm these operations on Pending Operations and the changes of G partition, hit “Apply” to format the write protected Kingston USB flash drive.
Eventually, Kingston USB write protection should be solved, and you can use your Kingston USB to read and write data again. If not, you can learn more ways to remove write protection from USB. If your USB's type is Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 (DTHX30), you can also try Kingston Format Utility to remove write protection.
The free Kingston USB write protected removal software - AOMEI Partition Assistant also provides copy partition, partition recovery, convert dynamic disk to basic, convert MBR to GPT, and vice versa, initialize disk etc. Moreover, the Professional edition supports migrate OS to SSD, rebuild MBR, command line partitioning, allocate free space, convert system disk between MBR and GPT, etc. If you are a server user, you could enjoy all advanced functions with the server edition.