Windows 10: AutoPlay non-functional in Win 10 Pro
Hi, yes, if you set up the default action in Control Panel, Autoplay for it.
Hmm, well, I'll qualify that (I don't use autoplay and haven't for years).
1. Explorer opens if I specify that.
2. Zoom player opens if I specify that, but no media is loaded...
3. If I specify 'ask me every time' - nothing happens.
Auto play does not work for my optical drive - no matter what type of media I use. This seems to be an issue for many folks. I've exhausted every possible solution to no avail. My system does recognize a USB drive perfectly, and opens Explorer - that's the option I selected. This is a real head scratcher.
Hi, this thread lays out a fix which also worked for me a long time back on Win 10.
As you might expect, it may not be the right one for everyone.
Solved Autoplay won't open in Windows 10. - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
Ah - FINALLY! The solution is simple. There is a belief that setting a registry value will fix this:
Well, what did the trick for me was to rename the key to:
"XNoDriveTypeAutoRun . . . " because changing the dword did not fix the issue.
AP appears to be problematic in W10. The statement made to me by a MS tech, as mentioned earlier in this thread, was not accurate: autoplay can indeed launch third-party media players. However, in my case it took a reversion to an early image when that worked, then a gradual customization of the system and install of programs, checking frequently to see if AP still functioned...which it has to this day.
Agreed, AP is messy - well over 100 registry entries. The folks at MS need to clean up the registry of legacy entries.
And, there was no way I was going to rebuilt the OS on a new box.
I've been in contact with MS regarding a non-working auto play function. I tried to see if it would work in Safe Mode - here is what I'm reporting to MS:
After booting into Safe mode - no network support - I tried loading several disks with music, video and files. No response whatsoever! But I did notice something weird - after loading the cd with the files, the icon started to switch from pointer to pointer with cd, then back to pointer. This would repeat every 8 seconds, ad infinitum. I've got a video of it.
So, it's not a driver issue, but an OS issue.
Does MS know what's going on?
BTW, this only worked once.
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