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Published on 05.27.09 by Brent Trahan

Deny Floppy Write Access

Learn how to deny Floppy write access in Windows 7.

This policy setting denies write access to the Floppy Drives removable storage class, including USB Floppy Drives.

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

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

Deny Floppy Write 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.


  3. Double-click Floppy Drives: Deny write 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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