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Windows 7: Need to make USB thumb drives open an explorer folder

02 Oct 2013   #1
RadxBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need to make USB thumb drives open an explorer folder

I would like to have any usb thumb drive I insert into my desktop pc make an explorer window open automatically (to that drive of course). Is there a way to make this happen?

Thanks!


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02 Oct 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I don't think Windows can do that, but this program can Desk Drive - Mike Ward I have used it in the past.

Jerry
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02 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is "autoplay" active? I mean if you insert a usb stick with a game installer it starts automatically, just like inserting a CD?
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02 Oct 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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BTW "autorun" on usb sticks has been removed in win7. Otherwise a program could start automatically.... and can install a virus without interaction
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