Window Asking What to Do when Inserting CD or Drive



RL331
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
You all know that in XP, when inserting a CD or DVD or even a Jump Drive, a
window pops up and it ask what you want to do now or from now on - either
open folder, play movie, etc. Is there a way to change that option once you
set it for windows to remember? For example, I have it set for CDs to open
in folder view, but I want to change it so that it plays automatically, etc.

Thanks. This was a little hard to describe.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
1. Open Windows XP's "Help and Support Center".
2. In the Search box type: AUTOPLAY , and hit enter.
3. Click on: "Change how your computer handles multimedia content".

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"RL331" wrote:

| You all know that in XP, when inserting a CD or DVD or even a Jump Drive, a
| window pops up and it ask what you want to do now or from now on - either
| open folder, play movie, etc. Is there a way to change that option once you
| set it for windows to remember? For example, I have it set for CDs to open
| in folder view, but I want to change it so that it plays automatically, etc.
|
| Thanks. This was a little hard to describe.


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Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Hi RL331,

Open My Computer, right-click the CD drive-letter and choose Properties. In
the Autoplay tab, set the options accordingly.

IMG:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/01/11/autoplay/autoplayfig03.gif

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"RL331" <RL331@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4DFB34CD-F569-40F7-A3FA-D695AB0DA743@microsoft.com...
> You all know that in XP, when inserting a CD or DVD or even a Jump Drive,
> a
> window pops up and it ask what you want to do now or from now on - either
> open folder, play movie, etc. Is there a way to change that option once
> you
> set it for windows to remember? For example, I have it set for CDs to
> open
> in folder view, but I want to change it so that it plays automatically,
> etc.
>
> Thanks. This was a little hard to describe.


Window Asking What to Do when Inserting CD or Drive