How to make a USB stick read only.

greglcdnewbie

Standard Member
Hi I need some help.

I want to send out a promo video but want to lock it to a usb drive so it can not be copied from the stick

Is there a way of doing this.

Ideally I would like make the stick read only as well so people cant use them.

Any help would great thanks.

They will be .WMV files.

Many Thanks
 

roycom

Standard Member
I may be wrong but I don't think you can stop it being copied, if they can read, they can copy it.
Probably the only thing you can do is make it read only so it can't be deleted and then fill the rest of the drive with a dummy file and hide that using something like this :- usbdummyprotect - Project Hosting on Google Code
Not an ideal solution as a format will get round it easily but at least your average joe who only knows how to turn a PC on and browse won't know what to do to fix it.
 

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