GPO for file access

czql5v 221 Reputation points
2022-10-28T15:09:30.77+00:00

Hi All,

We have recently had quite a few security breaches where users have downloaded restricted files to a USB device and copied for personal use. The users have been cleared to use USB devices on our system and have access to files but we need to restrict what the users can download onto a USB.

Do you know if a GPO would be able to restrict certain files from being downloaded onto a USB device?

Regards.

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  1. Dillon Silzer 56,516 Reputation points
    2022-10-28T16:22:56.68+00:00

    Hi @czql5v

    The only GPO that I am aware of is to prevent copying files to USB (write access). I'm not sure about blocking certain files, but perhaps this will assist you:

    How to Enable or Disable Write Access to Removable Disks in Windows

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150715-how-enable-disable-write-access-removable-disks-windows.html

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    If this is helpful please accept answer.

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