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Windows 7: Autoplay prompts for every disk inserted despite set to open folder

06 Apr 2016   #1
bobhangsit

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Autoplay prompts for every disk inserted despite set to open folder

Hello again, friends. I'm back with another, "If I don't find the answer to this, I'll go nuts!"

I know a single mouse click doesn't seem like much but right now I'm reloading a HDD from hundreds (thousands?) of backup DVD disks. And every time I insert a disk I get this prompt:Autoplay prompts for every disk inserted despite set to open folder-autoplay-prompt.jpg
So that extra click adds up. Besides the aggravation of Windows not doing what I've selected which is to Open Folder to View Files for all the different types of content.Autoplay prompts for every disk inserted despite set to open folder-autoplay-options.jpg

I did a search here with the single word "autoplay" and read through every thread that looked similar to mine.
I searched the registry and found no NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry. Found that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom was set to 1. Went so far as to swap out the DVD drive from my old Windows 7 Home Premium computer to this one in desperation.

When I insert an SDHC card the folder immediately opens without prompt.

When I set all the options for autoplay to Take No Action I still get the prompt when inserting a disk.

I'd give it up except my old Win7 machine behaves as instructed.

Only when I uncheck "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" do I not get the prompt but then that's several more clicks I have to make.

Wit's End is not a place on a street.

I'd be very grateful for any new suggestions. Thanks, bob.

Edit: Also checked that Shell Hardware Detection Service is started and set to automatic.




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