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How To Enable Or Disable USB Pendrive Access

How To Enable Or Disable USB Pen Drive Access

Method 1(Using Registry)


To disable the access to USB port, in windows XP and 2000:
1. Click Start–>Run.
2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click Ok.
6. Quit Registry Editor.

To re-enable a disabled port:
1. Click Start–>Run.
2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
5. In the Value data box, type 3, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click Ok.
6. Quit Registry Editor.

Or

Try this Method 2 (Using Notepad)

  • Open notepad

To Disable USB Port Copy and paste the below code then save it as “disableUSB.reg” (With Quotes)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]
“Start”=dword:00000004




  • Then double click disableUSB.reg file and it will ask do you want to add the information to registry.
  • Click yes.

If you wish to Enable USB Port then Copy & Paste the Below Code and save it as “enableUSB.reg”(With quotes)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]
“Start”=dword:00000003

  • Then double click enableUSB.reg file and it will ask do you want to add the information to registry.
  • Click yes.




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