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    Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    Is it possible to prevent autoplay on one drive only?. I have a DVD, CDR, Smart Media reader and Camera drives. I wan't autoplay on all the drives except the CDR. I've selected 'take no action' for each content type on the CDR drive but when I insert a CD in this drive a folder view is always automatically displayed despite the fact I've 'told' this drive not to autoplay anything.
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    Re: Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    Yes, it is. Open My Computer (or Windows Explorer) and right-click the icon representing your CDR drive. From pop-up menu choose Properties. On Properties window click AutoPlay tab. For each type of files from drop-down list choose Select an action to perform, No Action. When finish, click Apply, OK.

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    Re: Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    kaplinb,
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    I've selected 'take no action' for each content type
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    It looks like he has already tried that but with no luck. <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    Thanks for comments.
    If it helps, the reason for preventing folder view appearing is because when I want to burn a CD in the CDR drive, the folder view always comes up when I place the CD in the drive. I have to get rid of folder view before I can access Nero. This happens no matter whether it's a blank CD or one that has already been written to.
    OK, it's no more than a minor irritation, but annoying!

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    Re: Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    you can disable auto play on a specific drive using tweakui, or via the registry (but i cant remmeber the exact key)

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    Re: Prevent Autoplay on one drive only (XP Pro SR1)

    smp uk:
    Thanks very much, that was the hint I needed. Using Tweakui go to My Computer/Autoplay/Drives and untick the drive you don't want to AutoPlay. Simple!

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