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Make USB Flash drive readonly on all devices


Best Answer sir charles , 05 July 2023 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for the response and advice. Bitlocker to go appears to limit protection only on  the system where the encryption is set up. I have checked out the CD2 Memory USB option and wha... Go to the full post »


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sir charles

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Hi everyone.

 

I need assistance to make a usb flash drive read only and to remain read only on whichever computer or laptop I insert it into.  The simple reason is that I do not want to have my files or documents accidentally altered or deleted or the itself device to be formatted if I share it with anyone else be it at home or at the office.  So far I have only managed to make my usb drives read only on my own laptop with the diskpart command but when I use it in another laptop the read only settings does not apply.   

 

Any assistance will be appreciated.

 

Thanx.


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Unless Bitlocker To Go (Win 10+) offers that capability I think your only option is a ROM USB.  Not sure what they cost, if they are practical for a home user or even if you can buy them in small quantities yet but

the CD2 Memory USB 

https://www.hsc-us.com/cd-memory

seems to be what you need.

 

Of course it might be easier to just burn the data to a CD that is not RW.  If your user doesn't have a CD drive they do make USB CD drives so you could provide them or require them.


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Thank you for the response and advice.

 

Bitlocker to go appears to limit protection only on  the system where the encryption is set up. I have checked out the CD2 Memory USB option and what it offers appears to be suitable for my needs.  Thanks again for the advice.  


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