Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10  

    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10

    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10

    How to Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    11 Nov 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10


    AutoPlay lets you choose an action for different kinds of media when you plug in a device or insert media. You can set AutoPlay to open different kinds of content, such as photos, music, and video on different kinds of media, such as drives, CDs, DVDs, cameras, and phones. For example, you can use AutoPlay to select an app that will automatically open photos on a removable drive when you plug it into your PC. With AutoPlay, you don't have to open the same app or reselect preferences every time you plug in a certain device.

    Sometimes you may want or need to quickly reset AutoPlay settings back to default all at once instead of changing them one at a time.

    This tutorial will show you how to quickly reset all AutoPlay settings back to default for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Reset AutoPlay Settings using a BAT file
    • Option Two: To Reset AutoPlay Settings in Control Panel



    EXAMPLE: AutoPlay settings in Windows 10
    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-autoplay_in_control_panel-1.png Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-autoplay_in_control_panel-2.png Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-autoplay_in_settings.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Reset AutoPlay Settings using a BAT file


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

    Reset_AutoPlay.bat

    Download

    (Contents of .bat file for reference.)
    Code:
    REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection /F
    
    REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers /F

    2 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the .bat file.

    4 Run the .bat file.






    OPTION TWO

    To Reset AutoPlay Settings in Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the AutoPlay icon.

    2 Scroll down to the bottom of AutoPlay, click/tap on the Reset all defaults button, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-reset_autoplay.jpg

    3 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 17,439
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    Hello @Brink ,

    As you probably know, I am preparing for a Clean Install. I am trying to Automate everything ready.

    In my notes I saw that I had created a REG file to set the AutoPlay Defaults to those that I want, which are Open folder to view files (File Explorer) for BOTH the Removable Drive and Memory Card. I couldn't find a Tutorial on it so I have updated it to post here so that others can benefit . . .

    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-auto2.png
    Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10-auto1.png

    Removable Drive:
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created by: Paul Black at TenForums.com/members/paul-black.html
    ; Created on: 27-Apr-2021
    ; Tutorial  : https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111949-reset-autoplay-settings-default-windows-10-a.html
    ; Action    : Set AutoPlay for Removable Drive to "Open folder to view files (File Explorer)"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\StorageOnArrival]
    @="MSOpenFolder"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\StorageOnArrival]
    @="MSOpenFolder"

    Memory Card:
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created by: Paul Black at TenForums.com/members/paul-black.html
    ; Created on: 27-Apr-2021
    ; Tutorial  : https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111949-reset-autoplay-settings-default-windows-10-a.html
    ; Action    : Set AutoPlay for Memory Card to "Open folder to view files (File Explorer)"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\CameraAlternate\ShowPicturesOnArrival]
    @="MSOpenFolder"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\CameraAlternate\ShowPicturesOnArrival]
    @="MSOpenFolder"

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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

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