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Windows 7: Autoplay

27 Sep 2010   #1

32 bit home premium

Why do some devices (mainly external disc drives) automatically open autoplay whilst some I have to open "my computer" and select "open autoplay.

And some automatically start playing my selected autoplay option!


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27 Sep 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Does the CD/DVD have the autoplay.inf file?
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08 Oct 2010   #3

32 bit home premium

No i don't think so - but windows search does seem to behave oddly on my 4 lacie drives!

Some automatically play content in WMP - some open the autoplay screen automatically and some require me to click on the drive and select autoplay.....

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08 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

You can edit Windows 7 Auto play Feature Here:

Start --> Controle Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> AutoPlay

You can customize what autoplay does for different types of media / devices.

Hope that helps.
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08 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It all depends on the file structure of the disc and the content on them. A DVD movie might open in WMP and play automatically, while a data disc may just prompt you with some options.
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