How To Enable Or Disable USB Ports In Windows: Let me ask you a simple question, how often have you witnessed blocked Pen Drive or USB drive access in your workplace or college or school? Well, I guess the answer will be many times. Actually, at workplace or school, we are simply not allowed to use USB drives because the administrator has disabled USB drive detection on Windows.
Again, how often has your data had been stolen because someone connected an unauthorized USB driver to the port and copied your sensitive files? Well, you don’t need to worry anymore because we are going to share an awesome solution to disable USB drives or ports on Windows operating system.
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Most of the times, administrators alter the settings through regedit command on a RUN dialog box. Unlocking it was a simple process. Here’s how you can enable or disable USB Ports through regedit.
1) First of all, open Start > Run, type ‘regedit’ and press Enter. This will open up the registry editor.
2) You need to locate the following key on registry editor
3) In the right panel, you need to select Start and change the value to 3. (Value 4 will disable the USB storage). Click ok and it will re-enable USB Ports on Windows.
Disable USB Ports Using Device Manager
Through, device manager you can check whether the USB Port is working or not. Moreover, if you still don’t find your USB Drive is working, you need to look for USB Ports on Device Manager. Check out for any possibility in the Device Manager and enable the disabled port. From Device manager itself, you can enable or Disable USB Ports.
Uninstalling The USB Mass Storage Drivers
In most of the cases, authorities take the extreme step of uninstalling the USB Mass storage Drivers. However, activating the USB Ports is much easier, to make things work, just install the device drivers.
Basically, Windows will check for drivers when you Plug-in your USB drive. If not found, Windows will prompt you to install the driver. This would definitely unlock the PenDrive at your school.
Using Third-Party Tool
There is an awesome mini tool available for Windows operating system that allows a user to enable/Disable USB Drive from the computer. Usb Disabler from IntelliAdmin can provide you an easy option to disable or enable USB drivers with just a click.
This is how you can enable or disable USB drives from your Windows computer, hope this article helped you share it as much as possible.