1.    08 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro

    Autoplay notifications not working in Win 10 pro


    I recently upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64bit from Win 8.1 Pro 64bit with Media Center (in place upgrade).

    When I plug in a USB device I no notification pops up and there's no way of getting it to show the 'what do you want to do' menu.

    The problem is described with images at Autoplay won't open in Windows 10.. When I insert a USB device, i hear the notification sound, the Action Center icon turns white, but no notification pops up. When I go into the Action Center a notification does show within it, but clicking it does nothing apart from make the notification disappear! When I use the system tray to safely remove the device, I correctly get a notification to confirm that it can be removed.


    The link above suggests that the problem was resolved by a Windows Update, but that isn't the case for me (8th August with all updates installed). I have checked that autoplay is enabled when I get the above behaviour.

    I've disabled autoplay in the meantime. The in place upgrade was otherwise flawless (although sound card now initialises and 'pops' after the desktop has loaded rather than on the UEFI boot screen, which is a bit unusual).
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  2.    14 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home

    I have the same problem with Windows 10 Home. The notification appears when I plug in something via USB, but when I click the notification to choose an option, it just disappears. It's very frustrating.
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Same here.
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    I have the same problem on three computers at home and numerous clients who have upgraded to Windows 10.
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  5.    26 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home / Linux Mint 17.1 both 64 bit

    I've got the exact same problem, but in Windows 10 Home :/
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  6.    03 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by igcamacho View Post
    I've got the exact same problem, but in Windows 10 Home :/
    I have the same problem. I have set autoplay to "ask me everytime" but it has not ever asked me what to do when inserting an external drive or disk.
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  7.    27 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    The fix


    Quote Originally Posted by garthmicro View Post
    I have the same problem. I have set autoplay to "ask me everytime" but it has not ever asked me what to do when inserting an external drive or disk.
    Sorry this is 8 months later - but maybe I know the solution? So, the notification icon at the lower right corner of the windows screen has what is called a "Quiet Hours" setting. If you haven't turned it off, it is likely turned on. If it is on, you will not see any notification popup when you insert a USB flash drive, DVD, CD nor external HDD. The system will detect these devices and will make them available - you just won't be notified and given choices about how the system should respond to those devices being plugged in.
    THE FIX: Right-click on that notification icon, then left-click on "Turn Off Quiet Hours." I sure hope this helps some of you that come looking for help in the future - it took me 3 hours to figure this out.
    Regards,
    Dale
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  8.    10 Jul 2016 #8
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro v1511

    Quote Originally Posted by DaleKinneman View Post
    Sorry this is 8 months later - but maybe I know the solution? So, the notification icon at the lower right corner of the windows screen has what is called a "Quiet Hours" setting. If you haven't turned it off, it is likely turned on. If it is on, you will not see any notification popup when you insert a USB flash drive, DVD, CD nor external HDD. The system will detect these devices and will make them available - you just won't be notified and given choices about how the system should respond to those devices being plugged in.
    THE FIX: Right-click on that notification icon, then left-click on "Turn Off Quiet Hours." I sure hope this helps some of you that come looking for help in the future - it took me 3 hours to figure this out.
    Regards,
    Dale
    I have tried this and all sorts of other solutions, but none work.
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  9.    10 Jul 2016 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,738
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    I use this to enable autoplay on the computer. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoDriveTypeAutorun" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x95" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoDriveTypeAutorun" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x95" /f
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  10.    12 Jul 2016 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro v1511

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I use this to enable autoplay on the computer. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoDriveTypeAutorun" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x95" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoDriveTypeAutorun" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x95" /f
    Many thanks for this suggestion, but sadly this has not worked either, even after a reboot. The values were added to the registry, though.
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