How to enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows 7 or 8 or Windows10 and Restrict access to USB drives?

windows 10 enable or disable USB Drives

Here we can see how we can enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows 7 or 8 or Windows10 and how we can Restrict access to USB drives.

You can also just download one of the following registry tweaks to enable or disable writing to USB drives. To run -> Download enable or Disable.REG file and run as an administrator account and restart the system.

Below are the steps “how we can enable to disable USB manually using Regedit”
1. Enable or Disable USB Drives and Mass Storage Devices using Registry
Log in to the system with Administrator account and follow the below steps:

1. Go to Start > Run , type “regedit” and press enter to open the registry editor
2. Navigate to the following key


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR




In the right pane, select Start and change the value to 3. (The value 4 will disable USB Storage). Click OK. This will re-enable USB Ports and allow you to use USB or Pen drives.

windows 10 enable or disable USB Drives
windows 10 enable or disable USB Drives

Hope this will be helpful.


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