Advice me on how to turn off drive lock ?

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Hi Experts,

I am currently having windows vista.I need to know how to turn off drive lock on my pc.I have heard it can be done going disk management.I think it will take 2-3 minutes but need exact steps to access disk management.Thanks.


Mich Baker

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Advice me on how to turn off drive lock ?


Folow these steps:

  • Click on Start
  • type in "gpedit.msc", a Group Policy Editor result will appear. Click on it.
  • On the left side Find User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer
  • On the right side you will now see a list of functions and tasks. In this list find the "Prevent access to drives from my computer"
  • Double-Click on it and another dialog box will appear.
  • In this box if Disabled is selected, you will have access to drives. If Enabled is selected then your drives will be locked.
  • Choose your preference, click OK.

And that is it. You now know how to lock/unlock drives on your PC. This works for Vista as well as windows 7.


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