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    Windows 7 prompts for password when opening USB Flash Drives

    This is very strange on my Windows 7 computer that is if I plug in any USB flash drive to the CPU my computer prompts for password to access the flash drive, I don't understand what to type there because there is no password set for that drive. Then I have connected other hard drive again same prompt.

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    development Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Windows 7 prompts for password when opening USB Flash Drives

    Hello my dear Aspirant ---

    In order to create Password for the USB drivers you must follow the simple and Easy steps

    --> First and Fore Most thing you have to do is Go to the My computer

    --> There you can see the Drive after insert your USB into the port

    --> After Right click on the Driver you can see the " TURN ON BIT LOCK DRIVER " option

    --> It will start the Process of Bit locker

    --> There After completion of the You can see the window having the Username and password

    --> Try to give the Info and it will Enable only when you Lock to " Use a Password to Unlock the Drive "

    --> Then Follow the instruction as per the Window and Finally click on the " Start of Encrypting "

    Finally After getting a message of " Successfully completed the Encrypting " process

    That is all

    Good luck

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    daveanmol Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Re: Windows 7 prompts for password when opening USB Flash Drives

    As You are always prompted ton give a password while inserting any hardware through the USB port only , so I think it is the case of parental controls .
    Parental controls are applied by using the Administrator account . I hope there would be two or more accounts in your PC and you may be using the Standard account to operate in the PC .

    So , the person who is using the Administrative account may have set this control , in which he has specified to take his prior permission for accessing any external Drive inserted through the USB port . So I give you the advice to know about your administrative user and take his consent to remove this kind of control .

    I hope this works for you , cause I'm not sure is it true or not .

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Windows 7 prompts for password when opening USB Flash Drives

    hi dear friend..............

    To Fix this follow ...the below instructions

    press windows key+r and type regedit in the run box

    now press ENTER Key from the keyboard .........now go to this address

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\StorageDevicePolicies

    if StorageDevicePolicies does not exist simply create it your own

    and after at the right pane right click on empty area and point new ....select DWORD(32 bit) value

    and rename it as WriteProtect........... then double click on it and set the value as 0( zero) in the value data box and click OK

    Now restart the PC ....and try again ....


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