Corporate IT has disabled writing to USB drives. Anyway to bypass this?

Now when I try to save files to the drive I get a write-protect error.

Maddog415947 years ago
I've had to bypass the inability to write or read from my CD drive.

Open up notepad and type in "start regedit" without quotes.
Save it AS a .bat file.
Double click it, should open up registry editor.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall

If there's anything that says NoAddFrom...  Then double click it and change the value to 0.
paganwonder8 years ago
Check your employment agreement/contract. You will probably find an intellectual property clause that is incredibly comprehensive. You risk your employment circumventing these clauses. Be very careful with transferring company info/data or even the appearance of such activity- your job could be at stake!
Why not email the files to yourself?

But first, you need to ask yourself two things:
  • Is this policy useful? Am I or my coworkers dealing with information that could result in lawsuits or worse if it were made public?
  • Regardless of whether the policy is useful, would I be able to justify taking files home to an angry and power-tripping head IT guy, or to overrule the protests and justify the action to his or her boss?