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Deny Write Access to Removable Drives not Protected by BitLocker

How to Deny Write Access to Removable Drives not Protected by BitLocker in Windows 10

By default in Windows 10 every user can write files and folders to all removable storage devices they connect to the computer. The user can also delete or modify any file stored on a removable drive. Windows 10 includes an option to disable write access to all removable disks not protected by BitLocker for all users.

Disable Write Access to Removable Disks in Windows 10

How to Disable Write Access to Removable Disks in Windows 10

By default in Windows 10 every user can write files and folders to all removable storage devices they connect to the computer. The user can also delete or modify any file stored on a removable drive. Windows 10 includes an option to disable write access to all removable disks for all users.

Disable Access to All Removable Storage Devices in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 automatically mounts a removable drive like USB Flash drive you have connected to the computer. Users can read and write data to the drives. Windows 10 comes with a storage policy that allows you to deny access to all removable drives, and prevent users from writing or reading files and folders for a removable drive. Here's how to configure the policy.

Disable Installation of Removable Devices in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 automatically mounts a removable drive like USB Flash drive you have connected to the computer. If the OS is able to recognize its file system, it will assign a drive letter to the drive. It is possible to change this behavior and prevent the OS from recognizing newly connected removable drives automatically.

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