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Manage Floppy Access from Recovery Console (Windows 2000/XP)

If this setting is enabled, a user has full access to all drives on the system and can copy files from the hard drive to the floppy disk when using the Recovery Console.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "SetCommand" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: When this setting is disabled, copying files from the hard drive to the floppy drive is prohibited. In addition, the directories and drives that can be accessed are also limited.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SetCommandREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\
RecoveryConsole]
Value Name: SetCommand
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = restrict, 1 = allow)

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Last modified: May 26, 2003