A desktop computer or laptop with a open USB port is a rare sight in most companies. Where some companies completely disable USB ports, a few of them follows a more reasonable option and disables only the write access to USB port so that data files cannot be written (Copy) to the mass storage device i.e. USB device.
Disabling write access to USB port is much continent for their employers because this approach allows their employers to connect USB mouse, Keyboard and scanners.
To enable or disable the write access to to USB device just follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Go to Start > Run and type ‘regedit’ and then press enter. This will open Windows Registry.
Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSet ControlStorageDevicePolicies
Step 3: Add a new DWORD ‘WriteProtect’ and put the value as 0 to disablewrite privileges to USB devices. And if you want to enable the write privilege simply delete the WriteProtect REG_DWORD or change the the value to 1.
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