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kingston 64BG flash drive is write protect - How do I disable that.

By edwardsaal ·
It has no write protect switch.
Does not allow you to format it.
Tried DTSMT.EXE from Kingston's site, does not work. It opens and plays the music that are thereon.

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Assuming it's 64GB, does it appear as 2 drives?

by cmatthews In reply to kingston 64BG flash drive ...

If it appears as one drive, see here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463/en-us

It states that although an already formatted FAT32 partition exceeding 32GB can be read and written to, you may have problems (they go on to list..)

Which OS are you using? Did you originally format this or did you start using it out of the box?

Note: Without express permission from Microsoft, flash drive makers are not allowed to pre-format flash drives as NTFS.

Maybe it would be best to backup the data that's now on it to disk and format it as 2x32GB partitions. If it were just me, I'd split it to:
10GB FAT32 (interoperability, cluster slack, poor use of space)
54GB NTFS (my own use, more efficient use of space too)

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