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AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10 – Tutorial

by / Monday, 31 October 2016 / Published in Latest, Microsoft, Windows 10

AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10: Overview

            This lesson shows you how to manage the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10 for your device. To view the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10, open the “Settings” window. Then click the “Devices” button in the middle of the screen to display settings for your device. Then click the “AutoPlay” category at the left side of the window. You can then change the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10 in the area to the right.

            AutoPlay determines which action Windows takes when you insert or connect media or devices to your computer. To enable AutoPlay, set the “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option to the “On” position. You can click it to turn it “Off,” if needed.

AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10 - Tutorial: A picture of the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10.

AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10 – Tutorial: A picture of the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10.

            There are two drop-downs, called “Removable drive” and “Memory card,” in the “Choose AutoPlay Defaults” section. If desired, you can use them to choose a default action to take when that type of device is connected. Under “Related settings,” you can click the “Default app settings” link, if needed. Doing this then opens the “Default apps” settings in the “System” category. Note that clicking the “Back” button from this screen, however, will return you to the main “Settings” window.

AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10: Instructions

  1. To manage the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10 for your device, open the “Settings” window.
  2. Then click the “Devices” button in the middle of the screen.
  3. Then click the “AutoPlay” category at the left side of the window.
  4. You can then set your AutoPlay preferences in the area to the right.
  5. To enable AutoPlay, set the “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option to the “On” position.
  6. You can click it to turn it “Off,” if needed.
  7. There are two drop-downs, called “Removable drive” and “Memory card,” in the “Choose AutoPlay Defaults” section.
  8. If desired, you can use them to choose a default action to take when that type of device is connected.
  9. To open the “Default apps” settings in the “System” category, click the “Default app settings” link under the “Related settings” section.
  10. Clicking the “Back” button from this screen, however, will return you to the main “Settings” window.

AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “AutoPlay Settings,” shows you how to use the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10. This video lesson is from our complete Windows 10 training, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

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