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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
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    28 Apr 2017
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    How to Add AutoPlay to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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, or DVDs. 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.

    Note   Note
    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.
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    EXAMPLE: "AutoPlay" context menu
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    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

    NOTE: 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. If prompted, click 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.    28 Apr 2017 #1

    How to remove " open autoplay " from Win10 contextmenu ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,664
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2017 #2

    Hello @pietcorus2,

    I'm afraid that I haven't found a way to remove "Open AutoPlay" yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    28 Apr 2017 #3

    Found it myself !
    Open gpedit , go to autoplay and disable it !
    Nothing chances , only this nasty contextmenu-item is gone..............
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,664
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2017 #4

    Yeah, disabling AutoPlay completely would definitely do it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    28 Apr 2017 #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........?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 23,664
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2017 #6

    I'll give it a look at later today to see what may be done.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    28 Apr 2017 #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]
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 23,664
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2017 #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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    28 Apr 2017 #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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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