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Windows 7: How to set AutoPlay for external HDD to automatically open folder?

19 Mar 2013   #1
jameslieb1

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How to set AutoPlay for external HDD to automatically open folder?

Whenever I insert my external (USB) HDD I get the AutoPlay window and have to click the "Open folder to view files" option to open the HDD. I'm wondering if I can set it so that my computer skips the AutoPlay step entirely and opens the folder immediately. I tried using this tutorial but when I open the HDD's properties I don't see an AutoPlay tab anywhere, either because I'm on Windows 7 rather than XP or because I'm using an external HDD rather than a flash drive.


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20 Mar 2013   #2
Bongo

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The link you provided says it is for XP that may be why it's not working on Windows 7 I do not see the Autoplay tab.

I have used this software http://blueonionsoftware.com/deskdrive.aspx and it will open the Explorer window when a drive is plugged in.

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