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February 17, 2018

How to enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows User?


How to enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows User?
In How many times you have witnessed to blocked your USB Pen drive or USB drive access in your workplace or college. Also, how often has your data been stolen because someone connected an unauthorized USB to your Laptop or PC and copied your data & info files? So, still worry about it and are you looking for some solution to prevent from that issue. However, now you don’t need to worry about that problem because the solution to disable or enable USB Ports is pretty simple. With some simple steps you can enable or disable USB drives or Ports in Windows PC or laptop.





So, let see how to enable or disable usb drives or ports in windows 1?
Here they are:


1] Enable, Disable USB Drives and Mass Storage Devices using windows Registry 

If the administrator is smart, then he would definitely do this to ensure a tight blockade. Administrator would alter the settings through
regedit command on Run console. Then, how do you unlock it? For that you have to go right into where the administrator has been.
then, Here is how?

    Go to Start -->> Type Run, then type regedit in that window and press enter button to open the registry editor

    Then navigate to the following key,
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR
In the right pane, select Start and change the value to 3. Click OK. This will re-enable USB Ports and allow you to use USB or Pen drives. If isn’t change the value to 4. click OK. This will disable your USB Ports and disallow you to use USB or Pen drives.




2] Disable USB Ports from Device Manager

If you still don’t find your USB pen Drive working or you want to disable USB ports via Device Manager. Then you may have to look into the Device Manager. The Administrator could have possibly to enabled or disabled the USB port from here, So, check out for any possibility in the Device Manager and try to enable the disabled port by right clicking on selected one and click Enable or disable the enable USB ports.

 In Start Right click on the windows logo -->>… Go to device manager -->>… check your USB port & activate or deactivate by right
click on devices.



3] Uninstall USB Mass Storage Drivers

If you are really worried about Data security in the school or other places, you  can  take the extreme step of uninstalling the USB Mass
Storage Drivers. It will help to disable your USB ports. For that 

In Start Right click on the windows logo -->>  Go to device manager -->> Right Click on your USB port & click on unstall.

To make things work or to enable USB ports, just install the device drivers. Here is how you do it.
As when your plug in your USB drive, Windows will check for drivers, if it not found Windows will prompt you to install the driver into your PC. This would definitely unlock the Pen drive at your School or office.



4] Use USB Drive Disabler/Enabler

If you are not familiar with above methods, then you can do it easily by using third party software. You can download and use a free software USB Drive Disabler/Enabler which will allow you to easily enable or disable USB drives on your Windows computer. There are simple soft wares  Ratool  , USB Disabler  download it.



5] Prevent users from connecting USB

If a USB storage device is already installed on your Windows PC or Laptop, you can edit the Windows Registry to ensure that the
USB does not work when anyone connects it to the PC, using this Microsoft Fix it 50061. Check first if it can apply to your version of the Windows operating system.



So I think now you have a good understand about how to disable or enable USB Drives or Ports in your Windows & it will be help to solve one of your worried issue.

How to Remove the Write Protection from A USB Drive?

Ok. Then let see how to remove write protection from a usb drive in windows 10
Sometimes when you try to write something onto a USB pen drive, you will see an alert box saying that the USB drive that you are trying to write to, is write protected or let say you want to format your USB drive. Then also, if the drive is write protected, you will receive the same alert. In such cases, you might want to remove the write protection from the drive. Here we have explained the simplest and quickest solution for this issue in a very few number of steps.
Here they are,

1. First, press the WIN+R keys together to launch the Run dialog box. After it opens up, type in regedit …>> enter key.

2.  Next, you need to navigate to the following path as given below
       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control  

3. Now, under the Control key, you need to look for a key named StorageDevicePolicies.
     If there is one already, you can go straight away to step 5.
     Else, right click on the key Control, click on New and then on Key

4. Name the newly created key as StorageDevicePolicies.

5.  Click on the newly created StorageDevicePolicies key in the left window pane and in the right window pane, you need to create a
      new 32-bit DWORD value. For that, right click anywhere on an empty space in the right window pane, click on New and then on
      DWORD (32-bit) value.

6. Give the newly created DWORD value the name WriteProtect and double click on it to edit its value data. To disable the write
    protection from the USB drive, set the value in the Value data field to 0.


      * Don’t worry about formatting your write protected USB drive anymore.

So, now you can Remove the Write Protection from A USB Drive.

Ok. Now i think you have a better idea about how to enable or disable usb drives or ports in windows 10 and how to remove write protection from a usb drive in windows 10.

 
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