How to Remove Encryption Partition on Kingston Flash Drive

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Partition encryption on your Kingston flash drive protects the stored data, but sometimes you want to forgo the protection of an encrypted partition in lieu of a general partition that can be read by anyone. Remove encrypted status from the partition of your drive by formatting the partition using a non-encrypted standard, a process that takes just minutes to complete.

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  1. 1

    Plug the Kingston drive into the computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Start" and select "Computer."

  3. 3

    Right-click the letter of the Kingston drive and select "Format."

  4. 4

    Select a non-encrypted file system such as NTFS or FAT32 from the drop down menu and press "Enter" to reformat the drive, removing encryption.

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