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What OS are you using?

Did you format it and how did you format? (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT)

Have you tried the flash drive on another computer?



Info from Kingston website

Is there any security or write protection feature available for this DataTraveler?


Unfortunately this unit does not have any security or write protection feature. If you receive a write protection message with this drive, check for the following:

  1. Verify that you are allowed to write to removable storage devices. There may be a security setting in the OS that disables write access to removable storage devices.
  2. Make sure you have not enabled write protection on the drive by using a third party software.
  3. If none of the above apply, the drive may be defective. Contact Kingston Technical Support for further assistance.


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before doing anything on it, look in my computer and see if it is recognized. format it with FAT32 if it is under 8gb, and NTFS if it is bigger than 8gb. there is a switch on the side. push it forward (toward the useable end of the stick), if this usb stick is a push out type then the switch may or may not be on this type flash drive. if formatting doesnt work and you try it out on another pc, then the drive is more than likely bad. Good Luck!!!




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