How do I select AutoPlay program?

  1. Shanester's Avatar
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1909 build 18363.1440
       #1

    How do I select AutoPlay program?


    Greetings,

    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.

    Thanks,
    Shane.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,430
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #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".
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,455
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #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.
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