Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10

Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10: AutoPlay allows you to choose different actions for when you insert a removable device such as a CD, DVD or memory card into your PC. One of the best things about Windows 10 is that it lets you set AutoPlay default for the different type of media. AutoPlay detects the type of media you have on the disc and automatically opens the program you have set as AutoPlay default for that particular media. For example, if you have a DVD disc containing photos then you could set the AutoPlay default to open the disc in File Explorer to view the media files.

Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10

Similarly, AutoPlay lets you choose which program to use for the particular type of media such as DVD or CD containing photos, songs, videos etc. Also, don’t confuse AutoPlay with AutoRun as both are very different and fulfill different purposes. Anyway, if AutoPlay annoys you then there are various ways through which you can disable it easily. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10 Settings

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Devices.

click on System

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on AutoPlay.

3.Next, turn off the toggle for “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” in order to disable the AutoPlay feature.

To disable AutoPlay feature simply turn off the toggle for Use AutoPlay for all media and device

4.In case you need to enable AutoPlay simply turn the toggle to ON.

5.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Control Panel

1.Type control in Windows Search then click on Control Panel from the search result.

Type control panel in the search

2.Now click on “Hardware and Sound” then click on AutoPlay.

Click Hardware and Sound then click on AutoPlay

3.If you want to Enable AutoPlay then checkmarkUse AutoPlay for all media and devices” and in case you need
to disable it then simply uncheck it then click Save.

To Enable AutoPlay simply checkmark Use AutoPlay for all media and devices

Note: You can click on the “Reset all defaults” button at the bottom to quickly set “Choose a default” as the AutoPlay default for all media and devices.

Click on Reset all defaults button to quickly set Choose a default as the AutoPlay default

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

This is how to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10 but if this method didn’t work for you then continue to the next method.

Method 3: Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Registry

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers

3.Make sure to select AutoplayHandlers then in the right window pane double-click on DisableAutoplay.

Select AutoplayHandlers then in the right window pane double-click on DisableAutoplay

4.Now change it’s value to the following according to your choice then click OK:

Disable AutoPlay: 1
Enable AutoPlay: 0

To Disable AutoPlay set the value of DisableAutoplay to 1

5.Close everything then reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 4: Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Group Policy Editor

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition users.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Navigate to the following policy:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > AutoPlay Policies

3.Select AutoPlay Policies then in the right window pane double-click on “Turn off AutoPlay“.

Select AutoPlay Policies then double-click on Turn off AutoPlay

4.To enable AutoPlay simply checkmark “Disabled” and click OK.

5.In order to disable AutoPlay then checkmark “Enabled” and then select “All drives” from the “Turn off AutoPlay on” drop-down.

To disable AutoPlay select Enabled then from turn off autoplay on drop-down select All drives

6.Click Apply followed by OK.

7.Restart your PC to save changes.

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That’s it, you successfully learned How To Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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