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Windows 7: AutoPlay Shortcut - Create

AutoPlay Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "AutoPlay" Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
15 Jan 2010
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How to Create a "AutoPlay" Shortcut in Windows 7

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This will show you how to create or download a Windows 7 AutoPlay shortcut.


EXAMPLE: AutoPlay
AutoPlay Shortcut - Create-autoplay.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Autoplay" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
AutoPlay.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the AutoPlay shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the AutoPlay shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.



OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Autoplay" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
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2. Copy and past either location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
OR

%windir%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.AutoPlay

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3. Type AutoPlay for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new AutoPlay shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste in the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\autoplay.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn






14 Jan 2011   #1
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for another great tutorial.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Need4steer.
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