How to Repair Corrupted Kingston Pen Drive without Data Loss

Valyn HuaUpdated by Valyn Hua / April 10, 2021 09:30
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Kingston offers many kinds of removable memory products, such as USB drives, SSD, flash cards, etc. You can access stored files on any compatible device directly. However, many people report about Kingston pen drive not working issues including not recognized, write protected, unable to format and more.

You can use a Kingston pen drive repair tool to fix it back to work. Well, you can also test and repair corrupted Kingston pen drive manually by yourself. Just read and follow steps below to repair and recover data from Kingston pen drives with ease.

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1. 5 Methods to Fix Kingston Pen Drive Corrupted Issues

Sometimes it is not your Kingston pen drive’s fault. You can use the following ways to fix Kingston pen drive issues at different levels.

Way 1: Try Other USB Ports

The damaged USB port cannot detect your connected flash drive. Some software may be blamed for the corrupted Kingston pen drive too. Thus, if you plug the Kingston flash drive into the same USB port repeatedly, you can try another USB port instead.

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Way 2: Plug Kingston Pen Drive to Other Computers

You can also connect your Kingston pen drive to other laptops and computers for checking. If it works, you had better back up important files with cloud storage services or other drives.  

connect kingston pen drive to pc

Way 3: Assign Drive Letter

Step 1Plug your Kingston pen drive into PC.

Step 2Choose Manage from the This PC right-click menu.

Step 3Select Disk Management in the left panel.

Step 4Right click on your Kingston pen drive, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths….

Step 5Choose the drive letter and click Change.

Step 6Select the proper drive letter from the list next to Assign the following drive letter:. Finally, click OK to trigger the flash drive repair utility.

assign kingston pen drive letter

Way 4: Repair Kingston Pen Drive with CHKDSK Command

Step 1Connect your corrupted Kingston pen drive to the computer.

Step 2Search and open Command Prompt (Admin) in the Windows Start menu.

Step 3Type “chkdsk /X /f K:” or “chkdsk K: /f” in the “Command Prompt, then press the Enter key. (You can replace K: with the hard drive letter.)

Step 4Wait for a while until the Kingston pen drive repair tool complete the process.

fix kingston pen drive with chkdsk command

Way 5: Run Windows Explorer

Step 1Turn on your computer and run This PC.

Step 2Right click on your Kingston pen drive. Then select Format… from the drop-down menu.

Step 3Choose Restore Device Defaults and click Start to move on.

Step 4Click OK to confirm the data loss in the Kingston pen drive format process.

format kingston pen drive

Note: If you want to scan your pen drive completely, you need to uncheck the Quick Format option.

2. Ultimate Way to Recover Files from Kingston Pen Drive

You may encounter data loss due to Kingston format utility and other reasons. The Kingston pen drive repair tool may erase or delete your stored files too. But do not worry about that.

FoneLab Data Retriever can help you recover deleted, erased, lost or corrupted data from all flash drives. You can extract what you want to recover flexibly. In a word, you can perform Kingston flash drive data recovery under almost all data loss scenarios here.

Main Features of Kingston Data Recovery Software

  1. Recover photos, videos, audios, documents, emails and other files from your Kingston pen drive in all popular formats.
  2. Access all deleted and existing files through Quick Scan mode or Deep Scan mode.
  3. Work with your flash drive (Kingston, SanDisk, etc.), memory card, computer, laptop, hard drive or other removable drives.
  4. Suitable for formatted partition, RAW hard drive, mistakenly deletion and many other non-physical problems.

How to Recover Data from Kingston Pen Drive Safely

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Step 1Launch Kingston Data Recovery software. Plug your Kingston pen drive to the computer.

Step 2Choose the data type you need. Then select your Kingston pen drive under Removable Drives.

choose data type and pen drive

Step 3Click Scan to perform a quick scan on your Kingston pen drive.

scan kingston pen drive quickly

Step 4Find the folder or file you want to recover. You can use the Filter engine and set filter info to access the certain file quickly.

find files in kingston pen drive

Step 5Choose Recover to get back the selected files. You can see those files after the Kingston data recovery.

choose files to recover

If you want to avoid Kingston pen drive corrupted or not responding issues, you had better pull out your pen drive correctly. In addition, you should choose Remove USB to notify your computer about the disconnection before unplugging it. Do not disconnect it during the file transferring process. If you cannot access files, you can free download the Kingston data recovery software whenever you want.

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