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Kingston Write Protected Removal/Formatting Tool

Updated on Aug 11, 2019 by Daisy to Partition Master

Have you ever seen a Kingston 'write protected' error? Here you can find the best Kingston write protection removal and formatting solutions. First, try to remove the write protection from your Kingston pen drive and then format it as a new one with ease.

"Recently, my Kingston USB pen drive suddenly became inaccessible and required formatting. But when I tried to format the disk, I got the error message saying that the pen drive was write protected and Windows couldn't format it. So, how can I remove the write protection from my Kingston pen drive? Is there any third-party Kingston write protected removal or formatting tool that can help?"

Solutions to the Kingston write protected issue

The write protection issue happens now and then. It prevents you from accessing the pen drive to delete, add, copy, or modify your files. Given that, it's necessary for you to know how to remove write protection from your pen drive. Generally, the best way is to format the pen drive. But in this situation, the Windows was unable to complete the format. So, you have to find a reliable Kingston write protected removal tool to perform the formatting steps. 

Part 1: Remove the write protection
Use cmd
Use regedit
Part 2: Format the Kinston device

Part 1: Remove write protection on the pen drive

You can try both of the write protection removal tools to fix the write-protected Kingston pen drive with no hassle. 

Remove write protection from Kingston pen drive using CMD

CMD command line in Windows DOS is one of the solutions to repair and fix write protected memory card or flash drive. Working as a write protected pen drive format tool, it can help you format Kingston pen drive and remove the write protection within simple steps. 

Step 1: Press "Windows + R" and enter cmd.

Step 2: Type diskpart.

Step 3: Type list volume.

Step 4: Type select volume # (# is the number of the USB HDD you've plugged in).

Step 5: Type attributes disk clear read-only.

Remove write protection from Kingston pen drive using Regedit

Step 1: Click "Start", type Regedit in the search box, click "Regedit.exe" to open the Registry editor when you see it is displayed at the top of the list.

Step 2:  And then navigate to the key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Step 3: Double-click on the "WriteProtect value" in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click "OK" to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer.

remove write protection using regedit

Part 2: Format the Kingston storage device

Once the write protection has been completely removed by using the Diskpart command or Regedit method, you should now feel free to format your Kingston storage device with the help of professional Kingston format utility to easily format it as a new one. The tool that can help you is EaseUS Partition Master, the best partition tool in the market to help manage disk partitions by formatting, deleting, creating partitions, etc. Follow the steps below to do it.

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 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

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

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

The next time you are to be unable to manage files on your storage device, take time to find out the causes. If it's caused by "this disk is write protected' error, this post is also helpful in solving the problem.