2 Free Tools To Make Removable Drive Read Only

by Rohit Khurana on June 10, 2009



This is quite common question we had received from many readers who wants to make their drive write protected or read only on any public computer so that nothing goes into their drive without permission.


Normally people want to make their removable and other portable drive read only to keep their drive safe from being infected by viruses.


There are lot of viruses which could enter your pen drives through various public computers, but there are many free tools which can help you protect pen drives and other portable drives from viruses and worms which spread through pen drives.


Read Also: Remove Write Protection On USB Pen Drive or Memory Card or iPod 

Let’s discuss all the tools which can make your pen drive read only when ever you want

See Also: Disable data writing on your USB drive to protect it from viruses 


There are several free tool in this category which makes any company pen drive or any other portable drive write protected by applying a simple registry hack.


1. Thumbscrew – It is free to use small utility which makes your drive write protected so that any virus, trojan or any other malware cannot enter in your drive.



After downloading the program, you just need to right click the system tray icon to make your drive write protected.

Additional Tip: Problem in formatting pen drive

2. USB Write Protector – It is again a free program which can help you make your pen drive protected, you can carry this utility on your pen drive and make your drive protect with this small free program.


See Also: Protect Folders On USB Pen Drive – Access Denied To Others 


Tip: If your pen drive contains the physical lock you don’t need utilities like these you can make it protected with the physical switch easily.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

MAHESH June 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

how to make bootable pen drive .

Theodore June 18, 2009 at 6:21 am

is there a programe that can make my pen drive copy & cut protect.so that know 1 can copy or cut files and folder from it but stil can view and install exe files and jpeg files from it

omar April 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm


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