Prevent users from writing to USB drives

Useful trick if u have something on your computer and you don't want being copied by someone in a USB

Click on start-->Run type regedit

Expand to the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-->System-->CurrentControlSet001-->Control Add a new key and name it "StorageDevicePolicies".

In the window on the right then create a new DWORD value and label it WriteProtect, give it a value of "1" and users can no longer write to USB drives.

Changing the value to "0" will allow to users to write again.
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5 comments: on "Prevent users from writing to USB drives"

RINZU SUSAN RAJAN said...

DIS SEEMS GOOOD BUT A LIL COMPLEX...

ANY POSTS ON VIRUS SCAN AND STUF...
I FREQUENTLY ENCOUNTER VIRUSES ON MY PC AND LAPTOP....

HELP...!!!!!!!!

saif said...

great tip dude..will try it

Majid said...

hmmmmmm will be handy sum day !

Varun said...

wow
that's a nice 1.tried it out.

thanks dude!

Arjun... said...

this one's kool tip...

cheers..!!
Arjun

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