Autoplay options missing in registry....Win 10 / 1903


  1. Posts : 127
    Windows 7 / 64
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    Autoplay options missing in registry....Win 10 / 1903


    Autoplay options missing in registry....Win 10 / 1903

    After "policies" there should be / explorer and then some autoplay options...but those options are missing!

    This is what shows up instead.

    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    How do I add the appropriate keys?
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  2. Posts : 31,630
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    The path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\Explorer is only for Group Policies. It will exist after you have used the Group Policy Editor to configure any of the policies that control explorer, such as the autoplay policies. It should not be there if you have no group policies configured.

    The normal autoplay registry settings that all machines should have are to be found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers
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  3. Posts : 127
    Windows 7 / 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Missing Autoplay in Registry


    In the attached image I don't see the autoplayhandlers.

    Am I in the right tree?Autoplay options missing in registry....Win 10 / 1903-clipboard01.jpg

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    Sorry...I was looking in the right column. It's there:Autoplay options missing in registry....Win 10 / 1903-clipboard01.jpg

    The problem is that the internal drive on my Dell XPS 8930 is very erratic autoplaying CDs and DVD's. Usually it doesn't read the disc. I just want to make sure the registry is set up properly to enable autoplay. What do you think?
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  4. Posts : 31,630
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    orealius said:
    The problem is that the internal drive on my Dell XPS 8930 is very erratic autoplaying CDs and DVD's. Usually it doesn't read the disc. I just want to make sure the registry is set up properly to enable autoplay. What do you think?
    That looks similar to mine, but without going through all the registry settings I can say more than that.


    Sound more like a physical problem with the optical drive though. Leaving autoplay out of this, when it 'doesn't read the disk' can you see and explore it in File Explorer? If that too is 'erratic' it's time to try a lens cleaning disc. And if that doesn't help, maybe replace the drive.

    You could see if using an external usb CD/DVD drive is less 'erratic', they can be picked up quite cheaply.
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  5. Posts : 127
    Windows 7 / 64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    To play CDs I have to open up the tracks in File Explorer. To play a DVD I have to open up the DVD drive and click the .ifo file to get it to start. The discs will then play but rarely via autoplay. Seems to suggest a bad drive?
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