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Windows 7: Can I disable file manager from automatically opening?

20 May 2013   #1
mojodaddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can I disable file manager from automatically opening?

I have an external drive connected to my computer, and every time the machine wakes up from standby, a new instance of the file manager opens up. So after a while, I end up having like three or four file manager windows open. Is there a way to prevent file manager from opening automatically when it recognizes an external hard drive? Thanks.


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20 May 2013   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You should find the option for this under "program access and defaults"
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20 May 2013   #3
mojodaddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry to be dense, but where do I access "program access and defaults?" Is that in the Control Panel somewhere?
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20 May 2013   #4
mojodaddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, I guess I found it at Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set program access and computer defaults. But from there I couldn't see anywhere to change the way File Manager opens. Other thoughts? Thanks.
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21 May 2013   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It would be under the action for what to do when a USB drive is connected, file manager will be the action not the trigger. Sorry i'm on a XP machine at work. I will give clearer instructions later when I get home.
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