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Unblock Pen Drive USB Port In Colleges

Many colleges, including mine, blocks USB Ports. By this we are not able to use a pen drive or other USB enabled portable devices. The ways by which the Administrator disables the USB ports are many. In this article, I mentioned some ways to unblock Pen Drive USB Port in Colleges. Hope you won’t misuse them. Here are the three ways.

Unblock Pen Drive USB Port In Colleges

1. By Disabling USB Ports from Device Manager.

2. By Tweaking Registry values for USB Mass Storage Devices.

3. By Un-installing the USB Mass Storage Drivers.

Unlock USB Ports From Device Manager

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1. Go to Run and type “Devmgmt.msc” and press Enter.

2. Go to Universal Serial Bus Controller. See if there are any red colored cross? If yes, right click and enable those USB Ports.

Now try and use the pen drive. If it works fine, then great, else read the next two steps also.

Correct Value For USB Mass Storage Device

Correct Registry Value

1. Go to Start > Run , type β€œregedit” and press enter, this will open registry editor.

2. Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUSBSTOR

Now remove and connect the pen drive again, it should work fine, if it does not, then it means the drivers are missing. Follow the steps below to solve the issue.


Install USB Mass Storage Device Drivers

Install USB Mass Storage

In case the USB Mass Storage drivers won’t be installed, Windows will prompt you to install the driver. In such a situation, Windows will launch Hardware Update Wizard. If you have USB Mass storage drivers, you can install it and restart the computer, it should work. If not, you can download the USB Mass Storage drivers here. Download and unzip the driver files on your desktop.

i) In hardware update wizard, Select the option to install the driver from a specific location and click next.

ii) Now on this screen, click Browse and choose the path on which you have unzipped the drivers and press ok.

Note: Windows may give you a warning that the drivers has not passed Windows logo testing, so stop installation or Continue anyway, Select Continue anyway to complete installation.

Now restart your computer and re-insert your pen drive, it should now work.

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Pradeep Kumar

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12 thoughts on “Unblock Pen Drive USB Port In Colleges”

  1. Thank you for the tips, however with a normal user account none of the tips will work. In school and colleges or offices if the IT department blocks the access, then they will never grant you admin rights on the PC. Without admin rights it will become very difficult to perform many hacks.

  2. I would need this trick in accessing USB ports in my college… thanks for the trick in advance…!!!

      1. Even if you have admin priveleges you cannot access regedit or device manager they can apply security checks on sub layers..its not that easy to go that level and access. Its not advisable to manipulate the regedit even though you have access. Its wise to not to touch once its disable and follow the security process. What say pradeep?

  3. Dude many college including ours dont give us the previlages to access these files/operations

  4. my friend asked me one day, but i can reply to her, no i will be giving your site link.
    thanks

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