How to Enable or Disable USB Ports In Windows
How to Enable or Disable USB Ports In Windows

These are the  top five ways that can enable or disable your USB ports in Windows. You can use each of them and there will be no certain risk of losing your personal data. Therefore, go through the post to know about it.

This is the most important trick for those who left their computer open for a while, and other people get access to the computer and with the help of USB, they steal data without prior knowledge. If you want to secure your computer without your presence with which no one can steal your data, then follow the five ways, so that you can block or disable all USB ports in your system but, later on, you can again enable it for your use.

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How to Enable or Disable USB Ports In Windows

The five ways to block or disable USB ports of your computer:

  1. Altering or changing registry values to disable USB Ports.
  2. Disabling USB ports from Device Manager.
  3. By Uninstalling your USB Mass Storage Drivers.
  4. Using Third party software
  5. Use Microsoft Support for Fixing It

So let’s have a point to point analyzing about the five ways with which you can disable your USB ports on Windows 7/8 PC.

#1 Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry

I would prefer this method for everyone because it helps users to do the process of enabling and disabling the USB ports in fast, effective way irrespective of other methods, if the administrator is quite smart, the register setting will save more time.

Step 1. Go to desktop and press “Win Button + R“. Now  you need to type the command “Regedit” and hit the “OK” button

Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry
Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry

Step 2. Now you will be prompted to a window. So in that follow what is written
HIKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CURRENT CONTROL SET -> SERVICES -> USBSTOR

Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry
Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry

Step 3. Now you have just to find out START in the working area. In that, to Disable, just change the Value data with “4” or for Next time if you want to Enable your USB port again then Change it to “3” but remember after every task or changing the value Close your Registry Editor.

Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry
Disable or Enable USB Drivers and Mass Storage Drivers Using Registry

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#2 Disabling USB ports from Device Manager

The above method is the perfect way to disable USB ports on computers. However, if the above one failed, you can use another method of disabling the USB ports through the Device Manager.

Step 1. You need to Right Click on MY COMPUTER icon -> then select MANAGE ->

Disabling USB ports from Device Manager
Disabling USB ports from Device Manager

Step 2. Then you will see a pop up with windows similar to the above image now at left select the Device Manager. 

Disabling USB ports from Device Manager
Disabling USB ports from Device Manager

Step 3. Now you need to find  Universal Serial Bus Controllers

Disabling USB ports from Device Manager
Disabling USB ports from Device Manager

Step 4.  Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, select all the devices and with right click Disable all and see if it is working or not.

Disabling USB ports from Device Manager
Disabling USB ports from Device Manager

If the port was not working, then restart your computer. Don’t forget to enable that device later even after rebooting your computer.

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#3 By Uninstalling your USB Mass Storage Drivers

In schools, if administrators are worried about and concerned about more in security data breach purpose then the best way to disable the USB ports is by uninstalling of each and every USB drivers installed on your system. The uninstalling of MASS Storage Drivers is the extreme step taken only by the users who think that they for the next time will not be required to transfer data via USB ports eventually.

Uninstalling your USB Mass Storage Drivers
Uninstalling your USB Mass Storage Drivers

However, Windows will search for USB port drivers and automatically it will install the drivers and you USB will again start working as usual.

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#4 Using the Third-Party Software

For disabling the USB ports on your computer after analyzing all the above steps and methods, if you are not satisfied then probably you need to install any third-party software on your computer so that it will block your computer’s USB ports manually with a program software download it from here.

Using the Third-Party Software
Using the Third-Party Software

The software can easily downloadable from the link here the USB Driver Disable / Enable, What you can do with the software? You can disable and enable your computer’s USB ports.

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#5 Using BuduLock

It is a free software which helps you lock any user defined folder and to block unauthorized access to USB device. In simple words, it lets you block USB port and lock folders with password protection. This acts as a security tool. Let’s know how to use it.

Step 1. First of all, download and install BuduLock on your Windows computer and run the software.

BuduLock
BuduLock

Step 2. Now you will see the screen like below. Now insert the USB drive on your Windows computer.

BuduLock
BuduLock

Step 3. Now you need to select the option “Flash Drive Lock” which is located just behind the Folder lock option.

BuduLock
BuduLock

Step 4. Now you need to click on Disable Flash drive to block the USB Port. If you want to enable it then just select the option “Enable Flash Drive” and enter your password.

BuduLock
BuduLock

That’s it! You are done this is the easiest way to block USB port on your Windows computer.

#6 Use Microsoft Support for Fixing It

Now if you have seen that the USB ports are not working even after you have replaced the previous settings such as Windows Registry Editor then now you probably need Windows service support that is Microsoft Fix it 50061. Apply the setup, and it will fix your problems subsequently.

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So these are the top five ways that can enable or disable your USB ports in Windows. If you need any help regarding the methods described above, you can ask us in a comment section below. I hope you like the post. Share it with your friends too!

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