How to block pendrive in Windows Pc
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How to Enable or Disable USB/Pendrive ports

Want to block USB ports so no one can use the Pendrive slot. This is a step by step guide to enable or disable USB/Pendrive ports and save your data from copying with Pendrives or USB ports.

Pre-Requisite –

This tutorial only works for Microsoft Windows PC and you must have admin access to your systems.

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How to Enable USB ports in Microsoft Windows

Step I – Click on Start and write regedit and Enter. This will open Registry Editor popup in front of you.

How to open regedit in Microsoft Windows

Step II – Now follow this path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbstor from the left menu.

Step III – Now you will see that the right side has a listing. Now, double click on Start.

Step IV – In the Value Data box, change the number to 4. Once you change the number 4 now click OK to save your settings.

Enable or Disable USB pendrive in Windows

That’s it! we have just disabled USB ports using just a few steps. You can block Pendrive slots to let people stop using Pendrive in your system.

How to stop USB port in Microsoft Windows

Step I – Click on Start and write regedit and Enter. This will open Registry Editor popup in front of you.

Step II – Now move to this path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbstor from the left menu.

Step III – Now you will see that the right side has a listing. Now, double click on Start.

Step IV – In the Value Data box, change the number to 3. Once you change the number 3 now click OK to save your settings.

That’s it! we have just Enable USB ports using just a few steps. Now you can use USB ports again. This is how you can unblock your USB ports and make your Pendrive work again in Windows.

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