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How to Add Enable or Disable USB Storage Devices Connection context menu in Windows

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This tutorial will show you how to add a USB storage devices connection desktop context menu to make it easy to quickly enable or disable connecting USB storage devices on demand for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

When users try to connect a USB storage device (ex: USB flash drive or external USB drive) while disabled, the USB storage device will not connect and will not show in This PC, File Explorer, and Disk Management.

Any currently connected USB storage devices will continue to show and have access to if you disable connecting USB storage devices until disconnected or you sign out (log off), restart computer, or shut down computer.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add, remove, and use the "USB storage devices connection" context menu.


EXAMPLE: "USB storage devices connection" desktop context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "USB storage devices connection" to Desktop Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_USB_storage_devices_connection_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "USB storage devices connection" from Desktop Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_USB_storage_devices_connection_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn