Disable USB Storage Devices In Your Desktop And Get Secured

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Have your personal information ever been copied or pirated? It might be your years of project or your secret video; you’ll obviously feel not well when you know that it has been copied by someone by accessing your computer.

Most of the files are copied to removable storage media like USB drives.

Today in this tutorial, I am going to show you how you can make USB storage devices totally useless without your permission.

You won’t need any special utility or software, just a tweak in Registry editor is enough to enable or disable the USB drive.

To block all the storage device in your Windows, run registry editor by typing regedit in RUN command.

In the registry editor, at left side navigation pane, navigate to following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > USBSTOR

Now at the right side double click on Start.

To block USB storage Medias, change the value data to 4.

If you want to unblock USB storage Medias just navigate to the same location and change th value data to 3.

If you don’t want to bother tweaking registry then I’ve made a simple program to Block and Unblock USB device.

You can download it from here.



Download both of them and open it to toggle between Block and Unblock USB storage media.

You can hide it in desktop or anywhere favorable to you.

Next time I’ll be posting a tutorial about disabling copy and paste. So, don’t forget to bookmark us.

Hope this tutorial was helpful.