Allow Removal and Format of Removable Media in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

  1. 1
    The first thing that we need to do is to press the Windows key and then press "R" on the keyboard.
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    When the "Run" window opens, we need to type in "secpol.msc". This is Local Security Policy.
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    We press "Enter".
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    When the "Local Security Policy" window opens, we need to double-click "Local Policies".
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    Then, we double-click "Security Options".
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    At the right side of the screen, we are looking for "Devices. Allowed to format and eject removable media". In this case, it is set to "Administrators", which means that only administrators are allowed to format and eject removable media.
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    To change the "Devices. Allowed to format and eject removable media" option, we need to double-click it.
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    We click the drop-down menu.
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    From the drop-down menu, we can select any of the options. For example, "Administrators and Power Users" is almost the same as "Administrators"; but "Administrators and Interactive Users" means that even guests will be given access. We choose according to our preference. In this case, "Administrators and Interactive Users" is selected.
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    Then, we click "OK".
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    We can now close the "Local Security Policy" window.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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