No window pops up when I plug in my USB portable hard or flash drive.

  1. TrustMe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    No window pops up when I plug in my USB portable hard or flash drive.


    When I plug in my USB flash drive or portable hard drive I don't get a window that pops up. Both drives will make a sound and show up in ThisPC so I have to go there to use them. Is there any way to fix this?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro
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    TrustMe said:
    When I plug in my USB flash drive or portable hard drive I don't get a window that pops up. Both drives will make a sound and show up in ThisPC so I have to go there to use them. Is there any way to fix this?
    I've seen that happen once in awhile when I plug a drive into the same port it was in before and it gets the same drive letter. I haven't had a problem with it as I nearly always have File Explorer open anyway intending to work with it. But I don't know of any fix for it, actually just haven't come across for a fix in my 'net travels.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    You can turn off the Balloons in Properties with right click on task bar.
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  4. TrustMe's Avatar
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    Breton and bro67, thank you both for your replys. I found the answer to my problems. The setting is called Autoplay. For anyone else who comes across this, type Autoplay into the search box, and then just turn it on.
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