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Windows 7: autoplay

18 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 
autoplay

hi
i have a question about autoplay and its shortcut.
every time i insert a device like flash memory of any kind or external hard or cd-dvd
a shortcut appears in my desktop
how can i disable it?
here is a pic of my desktop while a dvd was in:



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18 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pinklotus,

It appears that a shortcut of that drive letter may have been previously created on your desktop at some point. Since the shortcut is for a removable drive, it will only appear when the removable drive is connected or DVD inserted. You should be able to right click on the shortcuts, and click on Delete to remove them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 

yes i know that
but i want it to be stopped making these shortcuts permanently
deleting it wouldn't help
every time i delete it but next time it pops up again
can you help me in that case?
thanks
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18 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Its a piece of software you installed.
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18 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Go into autoplay in control panel and uncheck use autoplay for all media and devices or set everything to take no action. See if that does it.
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18 Feb 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Go into autoplay in control panel and uncheck use autoplay for all media and devices or set everything to take no action. See if that does it.
thanks
it worked
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18 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Awesome

A computer should never do anything unless you tell it to !!!!!
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