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Windows 7: Lightroom 3.0

02 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Lightroom 3.0

I am running Win 7 32 bit.

I have Lightroom 3.0 installed and it works fine but when I plug a usb thumb drive in, for some reason Lightroom opens. The crazy thing . I can then close Lightroom, but I don't see any reason for this happening.

Anyone have an idea why would happen and how to fix it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


The Windows version of the Adobe Photo Downloader (installed with Lightroom) is the culprit.

If the preference setting in Lightroom (Edit > Preferences > Import, uncheck “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected”) does not prevent the APD from loading during startup the only way to prevent the ADP from loading is to do the following:
  • Go to the Start menu and click on the “Run”
  • In the dialog box type “msconfig”. This opens the System Configuration Utility.
  • Click on the Startup tab. There will be a list of startup items. These are programs that run at startup. To keep the Adobe Photo downloader from starting uncheck the box next to “apdproxy”.
  • When you click the OK button you will be told the change will take effect the next time you start Windows. When you do restart, the you will get reminded that you have disabled some startup items, you can check the box to stop reminding you, and click OK.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Edit > Preferences > Import, uncheck “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected”

I did that except it is on the General Tab.

Here is a screen shot of msconfig --> Startup

Lightroom 3.0-msconfig.jpg

As you can see there was no “apdproxy” ever there and anything associated with Adobe had been unchecked.

After unchecking “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected” in preferences and plugging in a thumb drive, Lightroom did not NOT open. That seems to have taken care of my problem.

Thanks for the help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No problem mate. Glad to help!
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