How to Enable or Disable Write Access on USB Ports in Windows

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How to Enable or Disable Write Access on USB PortsIf you don’t want anyone to have write access to to your USB ports in your Windows system and just want to give read access then you can disable the read access on USB ports. This helps a lot in protecting your data. So how to “Enable or Disable Write Access on USB Ports in Windows system? Here we have a very simple solution that can help you enabling or disabling the write access on USB ports  That means if you have disabled the write access on USB ports no one can write and copy any data from your system to an external flash drive or pen drive. So lets see how can you enable or disable write access.

 

How to Enable or Disable Write Access on USB Ports in Windows Systems

 

For enabling or disabling the write access you need to modify the registry entry of your Windows system. Hence to this process requires you to have admin access on your system. There may be some mistakes while manually editing the registry, so to avoid any mistake you can download this registry files and save on your system. 

 

Step1: Download the below files and save on your system.

  1. EnableUsbWriteAccess
  2. DisableUsbWriteAccess 

Step2: For disabling write access on USB ports, extract the ZIP file DisableUSBAccess.zip and double click the file DisableUsbAccess.reg and this will disable the write access. 

 

Step3: For enabling the write access on USB ports, extract the file EnableUSBAccess.zip and double click the file EnableUsbAccess.reg and this will enable the write access. 

 

So this is that easy, now you can enable or disable write access on USB ports easily. You can also read: How to remove virus from pen drive without losing data.

 

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+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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