Autoplay notifications not working in Win 10 pro


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    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. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    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. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #3

    Same here.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

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

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

    igcamacho said:
    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. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    The fix


    garthmicro said:
    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. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro v1511
       #8

    DaleKinneman said:
    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. Posts : 5,178
    Windows 11 Home
       #9

    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. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro v1511
       #10

    TairikuOkami said:
    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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