Secure USB from unauthorized files

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How can I secure my USB from unauthorized files getting into my USB but I want to let any file to be taken from the USB freely (in=NO, out=YES).
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This used to be simple, with many USB drives having write protect switches, but those seem to be rare these days. There is a program called USB Disk Manager that can secure USB Drives, or Group Policy for Active Directory environments. This may be the simplest was to do an occassional change.

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  • ToddN2000
    Are you looking to protect data on a USB drive or protect the physical port on the computer?
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  • ToddN2000
    You may also want to check out Microsoft's link in password protecting your USB port here.
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  • DrinTashi
    No I'm looking to protect my USB drive, I want to share my USB files with anyone but I don't want them to put new files on my USB drive
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  • ToddN2000
    Then you may want to look at AndreaF suggestion and check out group policies. You should be able to restrict the data access to one-way. Is this a flash/thumb drive or an external drive connected via a USB port? Is the drive always attached to the computer?
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  • DrinTashi
    Its a flash drive. Let me show you a video and tell you what's in my mind and why I need this:
    https://vimeo.com/16620712
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  • ToddN2000
    I watched the video. I'd be VERY careful if you plan on using this. It seems like if you are trying to circumvent the internet for file sharing it most likely is for illegal activity. There could be sting operations where police set one up and arrest anyone who goes to retrieve data from it. Not knowing the true drive contents and where they came from I'd not hook one of these hidden drives in my computer.
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