Windows 10: Autoplay weirdness

  1.    25 Sep 2015 #1

    Autoplay weirdness

    Hi all

    Does anybody have a registry script or know of a fixit that will repair autoplay functionality? For some reason my Windows 10 installation will not autoplay mechanical drives, but behaves perfectly with standard USB sticks! I hear the audible notification of hardware being plugged in, but absolutely nothing happens and nothing appears in the action centre.

    Thanks & regards
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       25 Sep 2015 #2

    I'd check in Settings>Devices>Autoplay and see what the defaults are set to.
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  3.    25 Sep 2015 #3

    They are all set to "Ask me every time".
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  4. JohnC's Avatar
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       25 Sep 2015 #4

    Does it appear in File Explorer? I have found that sometimes just toggling switches from on to off and back gets things working again.
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  5.    25 Sep 2015 #5

    Hi John

    The drive appears absolutely fine in Explorer, pops up straight after the audible alert. Toggling has made no difference, unfortunately. I think a registry setting is corrupt somehow, and as a Windows Insider I never did a clean install.
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       25 Sep 2015 #6

    You could try the SFC command. This is from the tutorial section.
    Last edited by JohnC; 25 Sep 2015 at 11:27. Reason: clarity
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