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We've seen this when security software blocks the users ability to write to CD/DVD's. Run gpedit.mscand go to Windows settings>security setting>local policies>security options and make sure Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only is set to disabled.

Also, too many entries for mounted devices in older computers can cause this problem. When all the entries cleared the drive should work again. To do this, go to start and type regedit in the search field. Make sure to back up your registry before making any changes. Here are instructions for backing up your registry.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry

In the directory list on the left side, find the entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices. Remove all entries except for default (it won't let you anyway).

You can also look at Device Manager when the Data Traveler is connected to see if the drive comes up with any yellow exclamation marks. Uninstalling the device with the exclamation mark and scanning for new hardware sometimes will work as well. You may want to try this even if you do not see any yellow exclamation marks for this device. You will need to run the uninstall as the Admin to be able to perform this while logged-in as a non-Admin.

Also check the setting for your security programs (Norton, Symantec, etc).

FAQ: KDT-121311-PRV-03

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Select the link below to download the latest update for the DTVP30 secure USB drive.
This update provides compatibility for macOS Big Sur.
Note: Please read the updater instructions in its entirety prior to running the update.

Native Windows Update (Windows user): https://media.kingston.com/support/downloads/DTVP30_Updater.zip
Native macOS Update (macOS User): https://media.kingston.com/support/downloads/DTVP30_Mac_Updater.zip 


FAQ: KTD-DTVP30-SUR

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This is common for flash storage, whether internal SSD, Flash Card, or external USB storage, and is due in part to a variance in how flash memory vs spinning platter hard drive manufacturers calculate megabyte. Hard drive manufacturers calculate a megabyte (or 1,000x1,000 bytes) as 1,000KBs, whereas the binary calculation for flash-based storage is 1,024KBs.

Example: For a 1TB flash-based storage device, Windows will calculate it as having a capacity of 931.32GB. (1,000,000,000,000÷1,024÷1,024÷1,024=931.32GB).

Furthermore, Kingston reserves some of the listed capacity for formatting (e.g., File Allocation Table) and other functions such as firmware and/or controller-specific information, and thus some of the listed capacity is not available for data storage.

FAQ: KDT-010611-GEN-06

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By default, after the predefined max number of unsuccessful password attempts is reached, the drive will format and all data will be lost. Once the format is complete, data recovery is not possible. However, if you have not exhausted the max number of unsuccessful password attempts, you may consider contacting a professional data recovery company for assistance, such as DriveSavers Inc.
Please note: Kingston does not retain master passwords for encrypted USB drives. 

FAQ: KDT-111714-PRV-05

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This DataTraveler requires two consecutive drive letters AFTER the last physical disk that appears before the ‘gap’ in drive letter assignments (see figure below). This does NOT pertain to network shares because they are specific to user-profiles and not the system hardware profile itself, thus appearing available to the OS.

What this means is, Windows may assign the DataTraveler a drive letter that’s already in use by a network share or Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path, causing a drive letter conflict.If this happens, please consult your administrator or help desk department on changing drive letter assignments in Windows Disk Management (administrator privileges required.)

In this example, the DataTraveler uses drive F:, which is the first available drive letter after drive E: (the last physical disk before the drive letter gap.)Because letter G: is a network share and not part of the hardware profile, the DataTraveler may attempt to use it as its second drive letter, causing a conflict.

If there are no network shares on your system and the DataTraveler still won’t load, it is possible that a card reader, removable disk, or other previously-installed device is holding on to a drive-letter assignment and still causing a conflict.

Please note that Drive Letter Management, or DLM, has improved significantly in Windows XP SP3, Vista, and 7, so you may not come across this issue, but if you are unable to resolve the conflict, please contact Kingston’s Technical Support Department for further assistance.

FAQ: KDT-011411-PRV-02

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This drive is designed to be 100% encrypted. The security is build into the drive and cannot be removed or disabled.

FAQ: KDT-012914-PRV-04

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The problem may be due to the update deleting your user Temp folder. The drive uses this when running the security software.

To access the location of this folder, you must first un-hide all files and folders. To un-hide the files and folders, right click on the Start button and select File Explorer, click on File at the top then on Change Folder and Search Options. Click on the View tab and select Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Once un-hid, go to the C: drive>Users>Username (username = your name)>App Data. If there is no file called Temp, create a new folder and name it Temp. Once this is done, try your drive again.

FAQ: KDT-101515-PRV-08

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Although it is possible to boot from the DataTraveler, it is not a feature Kingston supports.These drives are intended as storage devices.

FAQ: KTD-082913-GEN-27

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As Windows is unable to format a drive over 32GB with FAT32, the use of third-party software is required. Although we cannot assist in acquiring or using third-party software to format a drive as FAT32, there are a number of free applications that can be found via Google or Bing search.

FAQ: KDT-010611-GEN-14

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