Disable Writing to USB Drives in XP(SP2)

Satheesh C B | Sunday, November 08, 2009 | 0 comments

If your system is being used by multiple users, then there is a huge possibility of data being leaked  from your system.They can simply plug in a USB device and copy sensitive data.If you are concerned about   data security  , you can disable writing to USB  drives with a simple registry tweak.

To disable the writing of data  to USB drives do the following

  • Start>Run>type ‘regedit’ in the text box and press enter.
  • Browse to the key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicies’ registry key.
  • Right click anywhere on the right pane and  select the ‘DWORD(32bit)Value’ option.
  • Double click the newly created  key and type ‘00000001’ in the ‘Value data’ field.
  • Restart your system for changes to take effect

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USB Locker is a small tool,which disable (when needed) writing to external USB flash drives to prevent unauthorized copying of your files from your computer

Download | Windows XP/Vista/7|Freeware

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