Windows 10: How do I select AutoPlay program?

  1. Shanester's Avatar
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       06 Feb 2017 #1

    How do I select AutoPlay program?


    How do I select a program in AutoPlay?

    When I go to Settings > Devices > AutoPlay, the Removable drive options are:

    • Take no action
    • Open folder to view files (File Explorer)
    • Ask me every time
    • Configure this drive for backup (File History)
    • Configure storage settings (Settings)

    How do I select a program?

    If I select "Ask me every time", and then insert a music CD, I get a notification:

    DVD RW Drive (E:) Audio CD
    Select to choose what happens with audio CDs.

    If I click the notification, this box appears:

    DVD RW Drive (E:) Audio CD
    Choose what to do with audio CDs.
    • Play audio CD
      Power Media Player 14
    • Play audio CD
      Windows Media Player
    • Take no action

    However, the program I want to run isn't in the list. How do I select it? Someone else asked a similar question. The answer there was to make the desired program a default program first, and then it would appear in the list. Unfortunately, I don't have the option to specify my own program for the default music player.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,740
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       06 Feb 2017 #2

    Welcome to the Tenforums @Shanester

    You may have already done this but in case you haven't ....

    If you have one of your CD's can you right click on a file, then click open with, click the option to always use this app, then above in the apps scroll to very bottom and click on "look for another app on this pc".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3

    This might give you a clue, but it's not the complete solution as it appears to change the default, not add to the list.
    Note - you need to know the command line parameters for the particular program.
    Autoplay not working when attempting to directly open disc media with - Microsoft Community

    Personally, I wouldn't try that.

    Normally, forgetting autoplay, it's easy to set up an association for a default player. But for example, I have .cda associated with WMP. but autoplay CDs launches Winamp.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
In prior Windows, including 7 I was able to insert a cd or dvd in the drive close the door and the disk would automatically work. With Windows 10 it is like pulling teeth to get a dvd to play automatically. I have gone into settings > AutoPlay and...
Solved Autoplay Troubleshooting? in General Support
I've noticed Autoplay no longer operates at all on my desktop PC and laptop despite setting the correct options in Control Panel. I'm mystified and wonder if Kaspersky Internet Security turns off Autoplay, although I can't see an option for this? ...
autoplay cd in windows 10 in Drivers and Hardware
Hi Like many others I am unable to get my laptop to autoplay cd or dvd discs when inserted. I am not offered the option to run the aurorun file. If I open file explorer I am able to open the files and use them, but if I insert the same disc...
I have searched everywhere trying to find a way to add my own App to the list of selectable options in Autoplay defaults. I can't believe I'm the only person in the universe who wants to do so. (I have Visual Studio 2008 for App development) I have...
AutoPlay non-functional in Win 10 Pro in Drivers and Hardware
Windows 10 PRO. AutoPlay isn't working in Windows 10. The SETTINGS|DEVICES menu has it turned ON. In Control Panel, it's turned on and configured to PLAY a CD. It's not disabled in the Group Policy editor. Neither of the two optical drives (a...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:06.
Find Us