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

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i247

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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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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
 

i247

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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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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.
 

i247

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confirmed
was already set for Automatic
status is Started
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i247

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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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i247

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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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