How To Manage AutoPlay Actions For External Devices In Windows 10

How To Manage AutoPlay Actions For External Devices In Windows 10
How To Manage AutoPlay For In Windows 10

We all know very well that in most cases, we use external or removable devices that we connect to the PC simply to increase their role or simply to be able to transfer from one PC to another or another device. At the same time, as we all know that the external USB devices that many of us use almost daily, they are automatically by the tech giant Microsoft’s own Windows operating system almost immediately after connecting them. However, it is interesting to know that at this time Windows 10 simply allows us to customize the behavior of the operating system when it detects that we have connected one of these devices to our computer.

How To Manage AutoPlay Actions For External Devices In Windows 10

Generally, in most cases, we use external or removable devices that we connect to the PC to increase their role or simply to be able to transfer data from one PC to another or another smart device.

In this way, we usually connect, through the corresponding USB ports of our current device (desktop computer or laptop), external hard drives, pen drives or memory cards for transferring data from one device to another.

As most of you already know that how all these products have offered us for years an enormous versatility when handling, storing and moving folders and files, even if they are large.

We all know very well that how these mediums once replaced the popular floppy disks a long time ago, and in turn, at the moment they are being partly supplanted by the growing cloud storage systems that many companies offer us, even for free as well.

At the same time, as we all know that the external USB devices that many of us use almost daily, they are detected automatically by the tech giant Microsoft’s own Windows operating system almost immediately after connecting them.

However, it is interesting to know that at this time Windows 10 allows us to customize the behavior of the operating system when it detects that we have connected one of these devices to our computer, that’s what we will show you below.

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In this way and through this functionality that the tech giant Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system offers us we will be able to and make the system know that what we want it to do each time when we plug a USB or a memory card into it. So, now without wasting much time let’s get started and simply explore the whole tutorial that we have mentioned below.

  • To do so simply we have to open the “Windows Settings” option, which can be accessed through the “Win + I” key combination.

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  • Once the new window is open, now simply we have to click on the “Devices” option, where, on the left side of the UI, we can find the “AutoPlay” option.

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  • Now after the above step simply we have to select the “AutoPlay” option.

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  • Now the first thing that we will have to do in this section is, activate the “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option, if it is deactivated.

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  • After the above step, now we will see that there are two drop-down lists that contain the possible customizable options, the first one is for the behavior of the system when connecting a “Removable drive”, and the second one is for the “Memory card”.

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  • The first drop-down list, of course, Removal drive offers us 4 options, and here are they:-
  1. Take no action
  2. Open folder to view files (File Explorer)
  3. Ask me everytime
  4. Configure storage (Settings)
  • While the second drop-down list, of course, Memory card offers us 5 options and here are they:-
  1. Import photos and videos (Photos)
  2. Play (Windows Media Player)
  3. Take no action
  4. Open folder to view files (File Explorer)
  5. Ask me everytime
  • Now it depends on you that what you want to do.
  • That’s it now you are done.

All these are the options that you will get to manage AutoPlay actions for all your external devices in the tech giant Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below. And if you liked this post then simply do not forget to share this tutorial with your friends and family.

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