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Windows 7: Autoplay help

10 Oct 2009   #1
JRM

 
 
Autoplay help

I wasent sure where to put this so i just picked here, sorry if its the wrong spot!

Hi,
I just upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows vista and now i have an annoying problem:

Previously when ever i plugged in a USB drive or turn one on it would automatically open up to the folder without no autoplay box popping up but now in win 7 the box always pops up even after i set all the options to open up folder in windows explorer:

Plugged it in:



Autoplay settings:



Plugged it back in:
The same as the first image it still pops up, i just want it to open the drive folder automatically whenever i pop in a USB drive or turn on an external drive. Any ideas?

Thanks!


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11 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

maybe when you first plug something in it sees it as a blank and thats set to ask you every time?

im gonna assume the usb drivers and bios firmware have been upgraded, etc

ken
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11 Oct 2009   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

hmmm...looks like it's forgetting it's settings. set them back to default, plug in a drive, if you get the option tick "always do this for..." if not go back into autoplay and change the settings again
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11 Oct 2009   #4
JRM

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
hmmm...looks like it's forgetting it's settings. set them back to default, plug in a drive, if you get the option tick "always do this for..." if not go back into autoplay and change the settings again
I set them to defaults but when i plug the usb stick back in the autoplay comes up bit doesn't have a "always do this for" option just open folder. At the time i only have .rars in the USB but that's what i mostly always have .
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11 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
hmmm...looks like it's forgetting it's settings. set them back to default, plug in a drive, if you get the option tick "always do this for..." if not go back into autoplay and change the settings again
I set them to defaults but when i plug the usb stick back in the autoplay comes up bit doesn't have a "always do this for" option just open folder. At the time i only have .rars in the USB but that's what i mostly always have .

there must be a registry entry that controls it that you could set. Im sure someone will think of it

good luck
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11 Oct 2009   #6
JRM

 
 

Anyone else have any ideas? On my vista machine and even in XP as soon as i put the usb drive in it pops up the folder like i want it to.
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11 Oct 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRM View Post
Anyone else have any ideas? On my vista machine and even in XP as soon as i put the usb drive in it pops up the folder like i want it to.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-autorun.html
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11 Oct 2009   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

In W7 USB autoplay is DELIBERATELY disabled as this used to be a HUGE security risk and a major method in transmitting viruses.

Some youngster (or even not so youngster) would download some (usually pirated music) from a torrent site on to a USB stick and take it to work to play it. The torrent could install a nasty little virus that was auto started when the USB stick was attached to the "victim" computer.

There might be a method of enabling USB Autoplay but you open yourself up to a potential can of worms here if you attempt to do it.

I don't think it's "Normal user" configurable --you'll probbably need a registry hack or some obscure "Admin policy" setting. The tutorial in the previous post might work but I would advise against using this.

Cheers
jimbo.
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11 Oct 2009   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Remember Conflicker? Autoplay USB drives is one of the ways it used to infect machines. So Microsoft disabled that functionality, for the better anyways.
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11 Oct 2009   #10
JRM

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRM View Post
Anyone else have any ideas? On my vista machine and even in XP as soon as i put the usb drive in it pops up the folder like i want it to.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-autorun.html
Thanks for the reply and i was sure this would solve my problem but it doesn't seem to of done anything.

I tried method 1 which was already done on my machine:



and i also did method 2:



but this is what happens when i plug in the usb drive still:



also i really love 7's new "snipping" program very simple and easy without using snagit or something similar.
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