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Windows 7: USB drives do not open a window.

13 Feb 2019   #1
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
USB drives do not open a window.

Normally, when I plug a USB flash drive into a USB port or use an adapter cable to connect an SSD to the computer via a USB port, once the computer recognizes it, it will open a window with a variety of options, such Open Folder, to run something, etc.

Recently, that window doesn't appear when plug in something. I have to go into Computer to find the drive and open it. Does anyone know how I can that lost window back?


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13 Feb 2019   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

In gpedit, Is the change here:

Code:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> AutoPlay Policies -> "Prevent AutoPlay from remembering user choices
?
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13 Feb 2019   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jeannie,

Double check to make sure AutoPlay is still turned on, and "Open folder to view files" is selected for the USB device.

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off
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13 Feb 2019   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jeannie,

Double check to make sure AutoPlay is still turned on, and "Open folder to view files" is selected for the USB device.

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off
Thanks Brink. Unfortunately, that was not the problem. It shows as being turned on. On a hunch, I turned it off and saved the setting. Then I turned it back on and saved it. No joy.
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13 Feb 2019   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
In gpedit, Is the change here:

Code:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> AutoPlay Policies -> "Prevent AutoPlay from remembering user choices
?
Forgive the ignorance of a senile old lady but how do I get to gpedit?
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13 Feb 2019   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
In gpedit, Is the change here:

Code:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> AutoPlay Policies -> "Prevent AutoPlay from remembering user choices
?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Forgive the ignorance of a senile old lady but how do I get to gpedit?
That would only apply if the group policy had been enabled.
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13 Feb 2019   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That would only apply if the group policy had been enabled.
Ok

It's still not working. Anymore suggestions (short of using the notebook as a Frisbee)?
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13 Feb 2019   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Yes I agree with Brink. However sometimes changes like this can be made and forgotten. Type gpedit.msc in the Start Menu search box; or use Win key + R, and type gpedit.msc there. You'd need to provide password if not logged-in as Admin.
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13 Feb 2019   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Yes I agree with Brink. However sometimes changes like this can be made and forgotten. Type gpedit.msc in the Start Menu search box; or use Win key + R, and type gpedit.msc there. You'd need to provide password if not logged-in as Admin.
okaay, I got a gpedit.msc not found message when I did that.
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13 Feb 2019   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The problem has not gone away. Anymore suggestions?
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