Customize Autoplay Settings in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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    First thing that we need to do is go to the "Control Panel"
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    The easiest way to do this is to right-click on the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    We click "Control Panel"
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    When the "Control Panel" menu opens, we need to click "Hardware and Sound"
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    Then, we click "AutoPlay"
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    From "AutoPlay", we can choose several settings.
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    The most important thing is to check "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices"
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    Once we've checked this, we can change the settings.
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    For example, for removable drives, the default action is "Take no action"
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    We can change it by clicking the drop-down menu.
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    We can select "Take no action", "Open folder to view files (File Explorer)", or "Ask me every time"
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    In this example, we are going to leave it as it is.
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    If there is a certain medium type recorded on a removable drive, we can check "Choose what to do with each type of media"
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    We can click the drop-down menu, for example, for "Pictures"
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    Then, we can select "Import photos and videos (Photos)", "Take no action", "Open folder to view files (File Explorer)", or "Ask me every time".
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    For any other types of the medium, we can do the same
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    We can also scroll down
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    We can change any other setting for any other type of a device or medium
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    Once we have set everything according to our preference, we can click "Save"
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    Now, we can close the "Hardware and Sound" window
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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