Make USB Devices Read Only

If you’re worried about people stealing your data by using a memory device or USB drive then you may be interested to know that a simple Registry tweak can make them ‘Read only’

  • Click the Start button and select the Run option.
  • Type regedit into the dialog and hit Enter.
  • Once you’re in the registry editor navigate to (or search for) the registry key:
  • Create a DWORD value called WriteProtect and set it to 1

To revert back, either delete the DWORD value or set it to 0