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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by cullism, Jan 6, 2019.

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  1. cullism

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    When I boot up This PC (My Computer) appears showing the contents of my data drive. How can I stop this? I am not sure which of the startup items is causing this minor but irritating problem.
     
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    I have added a screenshot of my startup programs.
     

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    So I'm a bit confused too but do you mean like the hard rive, so in file explorer your local disk? Or the this pc menu in file explorer
     
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    That is part of the problem. All I know is that when I boot up the computer and it loads the start up programs it automatically opens My Computer with a list of folders. I have just noticed that when it opens My Computer the folders which appear are in my K drive. The K drive is an external drive onto which I back up my data files. I assume that somewhere in the start up process there is a line which opens My Compuer, but I can't find it in the list of start up programs.
     
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    I may have the explanations. The Ctrl key on my keyboard was sticking which caused strange things to happen. I now suspect that the Ctrl key was stuck down when I booted up the computer, somehow causing My Computer to appear. Hopefully the problem will be gone now that I have cleaned the key. If not, I'll be back.
     
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    No, I was wrong. This did not solve the problem.
     
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    Go to Settings > Devices > AutoPlay and check the setting for Removable drive.
     
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    Thanks. I have changed the Removable Drive setting from Open folder to view files to Take No Action. I assume that this is what you meant. Thanks again.
     
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    Yes that's what I meant.

    You're welcome. :)

    (please click on the [Mark Solved] button at the top of the page if you're sure it's fixed now)
     
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    Thanks again. It worked. Now when I boot up, Mailwasher, a program which intercepts my emails before they reach my computer opens up automatically. Fortunately this doesn't matter as I normally open it after turning on the computer.
     
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