Stopper: How to Prevent / Restrict Users from Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete Operations in Windows?

Ever faced a situation when someone used your system and copied some data which you didn't want to share with him? Your answer would be "YES". Almost all of us face this situation. We all have some private data or some software which we don't want to share with others. But we can't do anything when our friends or relatives copy them from our system.

If you say we can hide the data, then how much data will we hide? We can't hide everything and many power users know ways to access the hidden data.

Above situation is only a single example. Sometimes someone can also delete a file from your system which was required by some program or someone can delete your important documents. What will you do in that situation?

Don't you want to have some kind of program which can restrict "Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete" operations in Windows, so that no one can copy, delete your data?


Here we are going to share a very small and portable application which does the job perfectly. This application has been made by our friend "Ritesh" who is also an active reader of AskVG.

Its a standalone EXE file. You just need to run the file and it'll disable the Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete functions.

Now whenever someone will try to cut, copy or delete a file/folder, nothing will happen. No keyboard shortcut will work. So your data would be safe.

To enable the operations again, open "Task Manager" and select the "Stopper.exe" file from the list. Right-click on it and select End task or End process option.

You can change the EXE name to something else like "kernel.exe", etc to confuse the users if they look into Task Manager.

If you want Windows to automatically start the application at each startup, then create its shortcut and paste in "Startup" folder in Programs menu.

Oh yeah, It works in all Windows versions.

You can download the file using following link:

Download Link

Also Check:

Ultimate List of All Kinds of User Restrictions for Windows

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  • Thank u my friend

  • Nice application but works only with keyboard command, doesn't work with mouse command.

  • Hi Its really very use full thaks

  • Really good software.