Before performing any troubleshooting, it's recommended that you back up all data!

  • Test the flash drive in different USB ports. If you are using a USB hub, try plugging the drive directly into a USB port.
  • Plug the drive into a different system and try to access the files there.
  • If you continue to receive an write protected error, you may want to consider reformatting the drive with the Windows Format utility or DiskPart.
  • Lastly, if the above steps fail to resolve, please contact technical support for additional assistance at kingston.com/support