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In this article, I’ll tell you the way to completely disable AutoPlay option. Many of you might want to know that why we’re doing that? Actually, users behavior is the need of such method. Some users might want to use Explorer to view the files inside an inserted media rather than opting for options inside AutoPlay. Basically, AutoPlay is enabled for removable drives. This includes ZIP drives and some USB mass storage devices. If you enable the settings to disable AutoPlay (the procedure to do this is described in this article), you can disable AutoPlay on a CD drive, on removable media drives, on all drives.
So without wasting any more time, let see the method:
Registry Way To Prohibit AutoPlay
- 1. Press + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.
- 2. Navigate here:
- 3. In the right pane of this location, you’ll find a DWORD named NoDriveTypeAutoRun. Double click this DWORD in order to modify it, you’ll got this:
- 4. To disable AutoPlay for all drives, input 0xFF for the Value data section in above shown box. Aid to this, you can use following values for specifically disabling AutoPlay features :
- 0×1 or 0×80 - Disables AutoPlay On Drives Of Unknown Type
After inputting your desired value, click OK. Exit Registry Editor. Reboot and insert a new media to verify the results.
- 0×4 - Disables AutoPlay On Removable Drives
- 0×8 - Disables AutoPlay On Fixed Drives
- 0×10 - Disables AutoPlay On Network Drives
- 0×20 - Disables AutoPlay On CD-ROM Drives
- 0×40 - Disables AutoPlay On RAM Disks