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    Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10

    Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10

    How to Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    21 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives 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.

    You can add AutoPlay to the context menu of drives that will let you choose what AutoPlay action to perform by default with that type of drive when connected next without having to open AutoPlay to do so.

    This tutorial will show you how to add AutoPlay to the context menu of drives for all users in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

    When you right click or press and hold on an AutoPlay supported drive (ex: removable drives) in This PC and click/tap on AutoPlay, you will see the choose what to do with this type of drives prompt like below.
    Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10-autoplay_choose_action.png



    EXAMPLE: "AutoPlay" context menu
    Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10-autoplay_context_menu.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add "AutoPlay" to Context Menu of Drives

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_AutoPlay_to_context_menu.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove "AutoPlay" from Context Menu of Drives

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_AutoPlay_from_context_menu.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,196
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    How to remove " open autoplay " from Win10 contextmenu ?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,694
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hello @pietcorus2,

    I'm afraid that I haven't found a way to remove "Open AutoPlay" yet.
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  3. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,196
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #3

    Found it myself !
    Open gpedit , go to autoplay and disable it !
    Nothing chances , only this nasty contextmenu-item is gone..............
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,694
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Yeah, disabling AutoPlay completely would definitely do it.
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  5. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,196
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    Yes, very good !
    Im still looking for how to remove the " Add to Windows Media Player-list " and " Play with Windows Media Player " right-click contextmenu-items ( Win10 1703) . They only excist on the music-files ( MP3).
    Just cant remove these stubborn items , I want to remove them but I want to keep using the WMP also.
    Do you have a solution........?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,694
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #6

    I'll give it a look at later today to see what may be done. :)
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  7. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,196
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #7

    Just found out ;
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Play]


    You have also to delete these two registry keys:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,694
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Perfect. I'll create a new tutorial for them hopefully tomorrow.

    The new build of Windows 10 today has me busy working on tutorials for a new feature.
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  9. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,196
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    One of the first things to do ; a smal contextmenu only with the usefull items in it !
    If you remove these reg-keys you will see the WMP-files are all gone from contextmenu, although you can still open your files ( open with; ) by the WMP.
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