Windows XP Camera Files

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denniscoz

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I have Window XP as an operating system. In the past, when I plugged my camera in, using a usb cable, and powered up the camera, I automatically got a drop down menu on my desktop asking me what I wanted to do. Copy files, play a slideshow, do nothing, etc. Now, nothing happens. I must go to Windows Exporer and find the camera drive, and open it to see the digital files on my camera, then copy them to my computer hard drive. Any suggestions as to what may have changed.

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Have a look at the autoplay settings.

Go to "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer" and right-click on the drive letter for your camera. Choose "Properties"/"Autoplay".

On the top of the window, select the type of files on your camera ("Pictures" I suppose). On the bottom, you can select to be prompted for an action or select a default action to execute when you insert the camera.

The same system applies to CD /DVD players.
 
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Pardon me if I'm butting in here, but I just tried what you said, Plejon, and nothing whatever happened. When I turned the camera off and turned it back on again, the settings in Properties>AutoPlay had reverted to where they were before I reset them. I'm curious how a drive keeps its settings when it is sometimes "there" and sometimes "not there".
 
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