Problems like Kingston DT 101 G2 pen drive not recognized, write protected, unable to format, or showing 0 MB usually happens and annoying users. When suffering one of these issues, you need to repair the device to make it work properly. If you don't know how to get started, here a reliable Kingston DT 101 G2 repair tool & format utility available for free can help. 

  1. Part 1. How to Format Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 with a Format Utility
  2. Part 2. How to Repair Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 for Free

Tips for Using Kingston DT 101 G2 Format & Repair Tool

No matter what Kingston DT 101 G2 pen drive problems you have faced, you can try to repair it easily by formatting. But note two tips before performing the operation. 

1. Back up or recover your important data from Kingston DT 101 G2 USB flash drive. For a detailed guide, refer to Kingston flash drive recovery.

2. If the Kingston DT 101 G2 pen drive is write-protected, remove the Write-protection. Otherwise, it won't be formatted or repaired successfully. For a detailed guide, refer to the disk is write-protected

Part 1. How to Format Kingston DT 101 G2 with a Format Utility

Whenever you are faced with Kingston DT 101 G2 not working, not recognized, or not formating error, you can fix it with Kingston DT 101 G2 formatter. Although Windows 11/10 has a built-in USB flash drive formatter - Disk Management, it has many limitations. You cannot change your USB file system with easy steps. Thus, all you need is a free USB format utility. EaseUS free partition software is the best Kingston DT 101 G2 format utility that we want to recommend. It can help you format and repair corrupted Kingston USB flash drive or pen drive even Windows disk management failed to do the job. 

To format Kingston DT 101 G2 USB flash drive, follow the video tutorial or steps:

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Step 1. Select the USB drive to format.

Connect the USB drive or pen drive to your computer. Download and launch EaseUS partition software. Right-click the USB drive you intend to format and choose "Format".

Step 2. Set the drive letter and file system on USB.

Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Step 3. Check "Yes" to confirm formatting USB.

Click "Yes" if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.

Step 4. Apply the changes.

Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button first, and then click "Apply" to format the USB drive.

This software has many other highlights in addition to hard drive formatting:

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Part 2. How to Repair Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 for Free

When it comes to USB repair, two things could come to your mind - data repair and USB error repair. 

1. Repair Damaged Files on Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2

If you get corrupted files, photos, or videos on your Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2, turn to EaseUS free data recovery tool. This USB repair tool can find all the files that were deleted, formatted, hidden, inaccessible files after data analyzing and scanning. You can use this tool to:

Steps to repair Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 corrupted files and videos

Step 1. Launch EaseUS data recovery software. Select a hard drive that contains broken photos files and click "Scan". 

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select "Pictures" to find your corrupted phots that can be in a variety of formats, JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, and more. Or, you can click "Search files or folders" in the upper right corner to search for files. 

look for damaged photos

Step 3. Double-click on a damaged picture to repair and preview the file. Then, click "Recover" to save images to a different location.

repair and recover photos

2. Repair Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 Errors

If your USB flash drive gets corrupted because of some files system errors, you can fix the drive with CHKDSK or CHKDSK Alternative.

Fix 1. Run USB Repair Tool - CHKDSK to Fix Corrupted USB or Pen Drive

Step 1. Insert the corrupted USB or pen drive to the USB port on your PC.

Step 2. Go to the search bar and type: cmd and hit Enter.

Step 3. Click cmd.exe and open Command Prompt as Administrator. (Sign in as Administrator with your account if the program asks for permission).

Step 4. Enter: chkdsk j: /f /x

Replace j: with the drive letter of your USB drive

Kingston flash memory software repair - use chkdsk

Fix 2. Run CHKDSK Alternative - Repair Corrupted USB Flash Drive

Download EaseUS CleanGenius and install it on your computer. Let's start checking and refixing file system error on your device now.

Step 1. Click "File Showing" to enter the next step.

click file showing

Step 2. Choose the target device and tick the box of "Check and fix file system error". Click "Execute" to start fixing the problematic device.

select device and check fix file system error

Step 3. When the fixing process completes, click "here" to open and use your device. 

After fixing file system error, click to open and use device

Conclusion

You have learned all the ways to format and repair Kingston DT 101 G2 pen drive. It is a piece of cake to fix Kingston USB flash drive errors. If you still have problems, contact us at any time.

Kingston CT 101 G2 Repair Tool Frequently Asked Questions

If you have other questions about Kingston USB flash drive, you can read on.

My DataTraveler is recognized on my MacOS but Windows prompts me to format, why?

Windows may not recognize the MacOS extended or standard file system. To resolve this, format the drive on a Mac device so that it can be used in both environments.

How do I fix my Kingston pen drive?

To repair Kingston pen drive:

Step 1. Select a disk location where the corrupt files are saved. Click "Scan" to start finding the corrupt files and repairing.

Step 2. EaseUS data recovery software will run immediately to scan all over the selected drive to find lost and corrupted files as many as possible. After the scan, you'll go to the repair session as soon as the software detects corruption. Wait patiently until the repair ends. You can use the "Filter" to quickly locate the specific file type you're trying to repair.

Step 3. Double-click on a file lets you preview the file quality. Select the target file and click "Recover". You should save the repaired corrupted files to a different location to avoid data overwriting.

To format a Kingston USB drive:

Step 1. Connect the USB drive or pen drive to your computer. Download and launch EaseUS partition software. Right-click the USB drive you intend to format and choose "Format".

Step 2. Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Step 3. Click "OK" if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.

Step 4. Click the "Execute Operation" button first, and then click "Apply" to format the USB drive.

How can I remove write protection from my Kingston pen drive?

To Remove USB Write Protection Using CMD

Step 1. DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS CleanGenius for free.

Step 2. Run EaseUS CleanGenius on your PC, choose the "Write Protection" mode.

Step 3. Select the device which is now "Write-Protected" and click "Disable" to remove the protection.

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