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Prevent Copying to USB or Removable Device

Do you have valuable data in your laptop or in your machine?  and you don’t like other to copy it?

Here is a method to disable copying data to any storage device like usb storage device

Step 1 : start -> Run

Step 2: Type Regedit. Windows Registry open up.


Step 3:  Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and then to SYSTEM and next to CurrentConsoleSet and then to Control.

Step 4: Then to StorageDevicePolicies. If it not there, just right click New-> Key and name it as

StorageDevicePolicies. Note : Type without any spacekey

Step 5: After creating StorageDevicePolicies right click and create new DWORD, and name it as



Step 6: Now double click on Keyword opens up the value Data. Change the value from 0 to 1.


That’s it. Now just restart your machine and try to copy data to your USB storage device.

I am sure you cannot if you follow the exact steps. To make it enable, just change the value from 1to 0.

Enjoy with the Secure Data. Data is the most valuable since it is your Hard Work.