1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Restore Autoplay Option: Import pictures and videos using Windows


    I and others have asked this question before, but no luck so far.

    The Photos app is terrible, I've gone back to Windows Photo Viewer using the excellent tutorial.
    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Is there a way to go back to Import pictures and videos using Windows as in Windows 7?
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...mport-pictures
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    You didn't say what kind of Phone or Device you were using to import photo's?
    If you are using an Android phone, when you attach the phone it comes up in File Explorer as a separate drive. If you open phone drive and then browse to the DSIM folder your pictures will be there. Here you can highlight them and drag them to whatever folder you want them to be in. Or Copy and Paste
    Last edited by spunk; 2 Weeks Ago at 18:10.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Import from SD card. File Explorer far too manual.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    I know I'm not the only one who is seeking a solution, is it really not possible?
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Are you finding that you don't get an autoplay notification or autoplay isn't working?

    Try
    Fixes for AutoPlay Dialog Box Not Appearing When Plugging in a Removable Device • Raymond.CC
    See:
    Repairing Registry Settings

    Then see Control Panel, Autoplay. Some Autoplay settings are also available in Settings (search for Autoplay).

    I found it particularly difficult to get autoplay working for disks especially and had to do sthg special for that.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Autoplay works fine, but since I upgraded from Windows 7 I no longer have the option Import pictures and videos using Windows

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  7. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,376
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    spunk said: View Post
    If you open phone drive and then browse to the DSIM folder your pictures will be there. Here you can highlight them and drag them to whatever folder you want them to be in. Or Copy and Paste
    On my cameras [Canon] it is the DCIM Folder.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    Berton said: View Post
    On my cameras [Canon] it is the DCIM Folder.
    Doesn't matter, this question is about using the Import function, not a manual copy.
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