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Published on 05.27.09 by Brent Trahan

Deny CD and DVD Read Access

Learn how to deny CD and DVD read access in Windows 7.

This policy setting denies read access to the CD and DVD removable storage class.

If you enable this policy setting, read access will be denied to this removable storage class.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, read access will be allowed to this removable storage class.

Deny CD and DVD Read Access

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and then select Removable Storage Access in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click CD and DVD: Deny read access in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Raymond Lee says:

    Some how one of the same type PC with this setting could not be reversed. I reset all the local policy for removable devices to “not configurated”. I get back accessibility to USB Flash drive but not CD Rom. Can’t find the related value in registry. I am stuck at there.

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