A very old trick but my favorite tricks of all time. We used to use this trick to disable access from writing anything to their USB Drive. I believe that most of the user including me keep their private and confidential data on their pc or laptop. This documents or data are at a risk of getting steal by someone, so its very important to save this data from getting copied without your notice. A very common approach used in many companies to protect their data or documents from getting copied, that is by disabling writing to USB drives. For this trick, you need to login into administrator account so that you can access regedit utility.
1.) Start => Run => Type Regedit and Enter.
2.) Navigate to the below location,
3.) Now, Double Click on “WriteProtect” change the value data to 1 i.e dword:00000001 , Now its Write Protected.
Value Data =1 – To disable Write to USB Drives (Write Protection)
Value Data =0 – To Enable Write to USB Drives (Remove Write Protection)
However, the above process is little cumbersome, because every time you need to change the registry value to change access rights. It would be better if we run some kind of application or batch program to enable or disable program easily. So, I have created registry file, which will allow you to enable or disable just by double clicking the registry file.
Compatible: This Trick is compatible with all versions of Windows i.e Windows Xp, Windows Vista & Windows 7.