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Windows 7: Autoplay help

11 Oct 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I don't think you actually READ my post.

For Very good reason the USB autoplay functionality has been disabled in W7. As I pointed out there *might* be a hack but you are on your own on this one and it really isn't hard to open the USB and double click the file you want.

Cheers
jimbo


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11 Oct 2009   #12
JRM

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I don't think you actually READ my post.

For Very good reason the USB autoplay functionality has been disabled in W7. As I pointed out there *might* be a hack but you are on your own on this one and it really isn't hard to open the USB and double click the file you want.

Cheers
jimbo
I read your post but Dinesh posted a walk-through to enable the function i thought, i know its not difficult to click open folder is explorer but its just what im used to for the past couple years it has always opened. Also dont want it to automaticly run a certain program i just want it to automatically open the drive in explorer.
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11 Oct 2009   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRM View Post
but its just what im used to for the past couple years it has always opened.
The best advice I can give concerning that. Forget about how it was in the past and learn the new way. Otherwise continue to use the old. Sounds rude I know, but living in a world of technology nothing is the same.

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Also dont want it to automaticly run a certain program i just want it to automatically open the drive in explorer.
You have to understand, what you want is never what happens. You may just want this flash drive to open up in explorer, but the malicious flash drive didn't get that memo.
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11 Oct 2009   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

This is a good read and very relevant: Engineering Windows 7 : Improvements to AutoPlay
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11 Oct 2009   #15
JRM

 
 

Actually i found a simple fix, all i had to do was put a picture in the root of the USB drive and when i plugged it in it allowed me to choose "always do this for" so now it opens up just as i wanted. Thanks everyone for the help, loving windows 7 so far .
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12 Oct 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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03 Dec 2009   #17
imbo

 
 
the real answer

Holy schmoley people. If you don't know, a one word idunno post would suffice. Yes Autorun is disabled for good security reasons, but the poster is talking about AutoPlay. There is currently a bug (ahem feature) in Win7 that doesn't save your settings when you tell it to open folder for the various content options (e.g. Mixed content). This only happens when you try to set the setting and then open the folder. Instead, just set the setting and remove your USB (don't try to open the folder yet). Then plug it back it and it should work. Sheesh.
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05 Dec 2009   #18
qwertymz

Windows 7
 
 

I have exactly the opposite problem - my AutoPlay window never comes up! And it's enabled in the settings window, so I'm not sure why
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05 Dec 2009   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

OK guys -- at your own risk. If you want to enable Autorun things like setup then

DISABLE DEP on W7

You need to do this in elevated comand mode as the option is not available in the standard Windows GUI

bcdedit /set nx=AlwaysOff

then re-boot.


(If you wreck / infest your own system -- AYOR).

Cheers
jimbo
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