Disable Writing to a USB Drive

This is a useful security measure you can set on your computers that will stop all users from writing anything to a USB drive, this could stop people from stealing info from your PC’s.

This tweak requires a pretty simple registry hack;

  • Open regedit
  • Navigate here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
  • Create a new DWORD
  • Call it WriteProtect
  • Set the value to 00000001
  • Reboot your computer
  • Done

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