Write protection for USB Storage Devices

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USB-Sticks or other portable mobile devices are great. Simply insert the device and data can be copy to and from the device. Sadly USB devices offer the some comfort for thief to steal data from your computer.
  • Using this function, prevent the write to USB devices.

  • This function is only available if you are using Windows XP SP2, I’m unsure of the other Windows OSes.

  • Action is immediate without need to reboot or log off the system.

  • Risk yourself but you can always write to me for further queries.

Simply, go to registry editor it regedit in Run Dialog Box,

  • Point to or search HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

  • Create or check for New Dword, create or edit string WriteProtect and assign the value 1.

  • Close the registry and there you’re.

  • Got seen the USB DEVICES blocked or unrecognized by the system.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Nice job man

  2. Anonymous says

    Nice job man

  3. Anonymous says

    Nice job man

  4. Anonymous says

    Nice job man

  5. Will says

    In our company we block usb devices with our desktop management solution – desktop authority
    What I really enjoy in this tool is that you can block or limit access to a particlular device on a particular pc.
    For example, you can block the use of pocket PCs, palms and blackberries for some departments or OUs.
    In addition you can limit the use of usb devices according to their serial numbers, for example, allowing the use of only company issued usb storage or even put some devices on a black list.

  6. Will says

    In our company we block usb devices with our desktop management solution – desktop authority What I really enjoy in this tool is that you can block or limit access to a particlular device on a particular pc. For example, you can block the use of pocket PCs, palms and blackberries for some departments or OUs. In addition you can limit the use of usb devices according to their serial numbers, for example, allowing the use of only company issued usb storage or even put some devices on a black list.

  7. Ekendra Lamsal says

    Hi Will,
    Thanks for the Comment suggesting the use of Desktop Authority – a desktop management solution.
    I’m going to give it a try, please wait while I experience and write a post on how to “Write Protect USB Storage Devices”.
    Thanks.

  8. Ekendra Lamsal says

    Hi Will,Thanks for the Comment suggesting the use of Desktop Authority – a desktop management solution. I’m going to give it a try, please wait while I experience and write a post on how to “Write Protect USB Storage Devices”.Thanks.

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