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folder that pops up on inserting removable drive - how to disable?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by i247, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. i247

    i247 Thread Starter

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    greetings, and thanks in advance for assistance
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    normally when you insert a removable drive
    (USB flash, memory card, etc.)
    a folder pops up listing the contents
    i somehow disabled that a long time ago on one XP machine
    trying to do the same on another one
    can NOT figure out what i did
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    wouldn't have been a registry change
    i never touch those
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    suggestions appreciated
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    i247
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  2. Augie65

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    Open My Computer and right click on the removable drive and select Properties.
    Click on Auto Play tab and under Actions, tick Select an action to perform and click on:
    Take no action
    Then click Apply and OK.
    If you want, you can click on the drop down above Actions and select to take no action for each of the different content. Music, Pictures, etc.
    I have mine set to Prompt me each time to choose an action
     
  3. i247

    i247 Thread Starter

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    tried that
    same result
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  4. Augie65

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    Make sure that Open folder to view files is not selected under Actions.
     
  5. i247

    i247 Thread Starter

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    yes
    affirmatively selected "take no action"
    for each file type and mixed types
    "apply" after each one
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    same result
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    to be clear
    the autoplay popup is not coming up
    but the *folder* still is
    and it's the folder i'm trying to get rid of
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    many thanks
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  6. Augie65

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    Check this setting:
    Start> Run> type: services.msc and hit OK.
    Scroll down to Shell Hardware Detection and double click on it.
    Make sure that the Startup type: is set to Automatic.
    And the Service status: is Started.
    If you make any changes, restart your computer.
     
  7. i247

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    confirmed
    was already set for Automatic
    status is Started
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  8. i247

    i247 Thread Starter

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    ^bump and recap
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    trying to eliminate the folder that pops up
    when inserting removable storage
    (USB flash drive, memory card, etc.)
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    have already successfully disabled the AutoPlay popup
    would also like to eliminate the folder
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    thanks for help
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  9. i247

    i247 Thread Starter

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    apparently there's a new Windows Power Toy
    TweakUI
    does this
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    still
    wonder how i did it before
    oh, well
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