How to block USB drive in Windows 10

You can block USB drive in Windows PC/Laptop

How to block USB drive in Windows 10

Here you can learn about, how to block USB drive of any windows PC/Laptop.

Follow these simple steps:

Block USB Drive:

1st Method

  • Go to run or press Windows+R key from keyboard.
  • Type regedit

  • Go here "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR"

  • Here you can see "Start" REG_DWORD having data 0x00000003 (3). This indicates that your USB drive is unlock.
  • To block USB drive change "Start" value to by double click on that.
  • Now your USB drive is blocked. Re-start your PC if it doesn't work.
  • To un-block USB Drive change value 4 to 3.

There is another simple way to do this. Put all this in a batch file and run that.

2nd Method

  • create a batch (.BAT) file and edit it with

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR" /f /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4"

  • To Un-Block USB drive change command with

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR" /f /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "3"

This is very useful idea where there is security is a major concern. Hope it helps someone