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Setting Autoplay options

Q: Setting Autoplay options

Hi. I have been Googling this, but haven't been able to find the information I need. Maybe someone can help here?

I want the option to open a DVD/CD in Windows Explorer to show on the Autoplay option window that appears when I insert a disc into the drive. I am asked every time I put in a disc, which is what I want; the option is there in the configuration settings, but it doesn't appear in the autoplay window.. See screenshots.

I can remove the Open in Windows Media Player option if only four items will show (but how??)



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A: Setting Autoplay options

I just discovered that if I insert a DVD-RW with video files on it, I get the above 'annoyance'. If the same DVD-RW has jpegs on it, I get a different autoplay window open, with different options (including 'Open with Windows Explorer)> I'd thought (clearly wrongly) the action was media dependent, not as to what was on the disc.

So how do I get the Windows Explorer option for a disc with .VOB files on it?

Thanks again.

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I have searched everywhere trying to find a way to add my own App to the list of selectable options in Autoplay defaults. I can't believe I'm the only person in the universe who wants to do so. (I have Visual Studio 2008 for App development)
I have tried writing a .dll and putting Registry entries in Root, HK_Local_Machine Classes and Autoplayhandlers. But my App doesn't appear in the list of selectable options.
I want my own App to put photos into my Gallery structure, the MS option just doesn't do what I want.
Has anyone else done something similar or have any clues on how it can be done?

A:Add my App to Win 10 Autoplay Options

Hi try this useful program:

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Hi, whenever I put an audio CD into my computer it automaticaly opens a browser window to show the disc contents, which I would like to change.

I have looked on the web which says that if I go to My Computer, and right click on one of my CD/DVD drives, then click on properties, there should be an autoplay tab, but its not there.

Does anyone know if it can be done from somewhere else? Or why that tab is not there on either of my CD/DVD drives?



A:Changing Autoplay Options?

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after i deleted a dvd program from add/remove programs the application is still available to the list of options when i insert a dvd.
how do i remove it from here??

A:remove from autoplay options

...i downloaded Tweakui from MS and fixed it.

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i want to import .MTS files from an sd card using autoplay but there seems to be no option for that on my vista machine with sp 2 in the autoplay popup dialog.

the options chosen in the control panel menu for autoplay do not seem to help.

i have a friend who can do this using their similar vista machine.

we have scratched our heads quite allot to figure this out but no luck.

i have tried to run autoplay repair but it keeps crashing with no result.

can anyone advise please?

thank you.

A:autoplay does not give the right options

Hello and welcome to the forum.

When you say it crash's what are we talking about, does it hang, does it freeze, not responding, or is it a blue screen, it is very important on what kind of crash.

Please tell us when this problem started and what were you doing at the time, did it crash the first time or after a few times of trying.

Plus I want you to do the following right away.

1. Run a full updated virus scan using you internet security...
2. If you don't have malwarebytes then download and run a full scan, here is the free version. Malwarebytes while running your AV or malwarebytes let it run and don't use your computer until it's done, let me know when you do the scans and the results. I want to know that you do not have a virus or malware on your system. This will not take to long...

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When I go to the CD/DVD Drive properties and click on the Autoplay tab and choose the "Blank CD", the option to "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" has dissapeared from the list of options and I am trying to put it back but I don't know how

A:CD/DVD Drive autoplay options

Hi, For the Blank CD item:

If you have a checkmark in "Prompt me each time to choose an action"> then, that is the only option and the others are "greyed out" , so I guess you have the mark in "Select an action to perform"....

The option to do with files in Explorer is> "Open writable CD folder using Windows Explorer", (not what you had posted.) Are you meaning that option does not show?

(There aren't any files to Explore on the blank disk).

When the Writable CD folder opens, it's empty...you then drag and drop files or folders into it, which places what look like shortcuts in the folder....but, when you click on "Write these files to disk", those files etc will be copied to the CD...

For the item "Music files"> One of the options is "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" were you thinking of when you have "Music files" showing in the drop down list?

You have to move the mark to "Select an action to perform" to get the Restore Defaults button to activate...then, click that, and see if you have the Explorer option again.

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when i load a dvd on my laptop running windows vista sp1, the options given do not include vlc media player...i cannot locate vlc media player from autoplay options in the control panel either...i want vlc to autoplay my dvd..how do i do that?

A:VLC media player not in autoplay options

Try this; http://www.download.com/Autoplay-Repair/3000-2094_4-10515436.html

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i am not getting the General options section in the autoplay pop up window whenever i insert a Cd/DVD or connect an external drive.

Also, if i go to change the deault autoplay options i am not getting the option "open folder to view files using windows explorer" in the drop dpwn list.

Please let me know how to fix this problem.

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Hi - when I used to connect my iPad via a USB cable, iTunes would automatically open to synchronize the iPad with my pc. I thought it still worked that way when I first setup my new Windows 10 pc, but somewhere along the line (updates to iTunes and or Windows 10) that functionality seems to have gone missing.

I have iTunes configured to sync when connected.

Now when I connect my iPad I can select from the following list (ask me every time is the default Autoplay action)

My problem is that I would like to have Sync device (iTunes) as an option. How do I add iTunes as an option to the list?


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Hi all
Iam trying to find out how to bring back the section General options in Autoplay
It is here where autoplay ask what to do with folders
Running Vista home premium 32 bits on a Toshiba P 200 laptop
Autoplay works fine for other media but this one disappeared
I have another computer also with OS windows Vista home premium 32 bits and here the general option section appears and works fine
Hope someone can help me out here

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Is there an easy way to add WinDVD9 to my autoplay choices for Blu-Ray and regular DVD's in Vista x64? For some reason its not listed as an option and I can't figure out how to add it on my own. I know I can always cancel autoplay and launch the App and then open the DVD that way but would be nice to figure out how to set it up so it shows as an option in my Autoplay list.

A:Adding WinDVD9 to autoplay options?

Well did some more searching on the web and found the answer on my own. In case anyone else needs help adding a program to their autoplay lists I found this helpful post at cdfreaks ADDING AUTOPLAY it was written for a diffrent app but the steps are basically the same other than substituting your desired program.

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I have a new Vista box that will recognize my Digital Camera (Canon SD700), but will not run autoplay. When the camera is plugged in, it does appear in the Scanners/Cameras list, and if I run Explorer I can drill down into the memory chip, but it will not prompt me to do anything. I have changed the Autoplay options to Import Pictures using Windows, and View Pictures using Windows, but neither worked. I have also read other posts and do not have the key "NoDriveTypeAutoRun".

A:Digital Camera will not run Autoplay options

Originally Posted by jrbird50

I have a new Vista box that will recognize my Digital Camera (Canon SD700), but will not run autoplay. When the camera is plugged in, it does appear in the Scanners/Cameras list, and if I run Explorer I can drill down into the memory chip, but it will not prompt me to do anything. I have changed the Autoplay options to Import Pictures using Windows, and View Pictures using Windows, but neither worked. I have also read other posts and do not have the key "NoDriveTypeAutoRun".

It seems as if you?ve done all the right things, but please check out this help page from Microsoft on the subject: A digital still camera is not recognized in Windows Vista or in Windows XP.

If you?re still having problems, I?d suggest contacting the support page: Please Verify your Location.


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I recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled XP Pro w/ SP2. I then installed all the necessary drivers for my motherboard and took all the suggested updates from the MS site. Other programs were then installed, then immediately updated. Here's the problem:

I never checked either of my ROM drives to see if they were functioning properly. They were used to install all of my program disks without incident. The computer appears to be working fine except for both the DVD and CD/RW drives. You cannot insert a disk and have it autoplay. You can force the music to play if you open Nero7 Ultra and then go to the drive. You can also run DVD's in the same manner.

Prior to checking their ability to function I noticed that the new Windows install had set different drive letters other than what I'm accustomed to and so I reassigned drive letters to both ROM drives and to the 3 card reader drives. I left the c, d, and k drives alone. K-drive is an external 320GB external back up storage. As I reset each of the drive letters I first reassigned them to Z, Y, X, W, etc to clear drive letters currently used. Then I changed them a final time to their current letter. The DVD is E-drive, the CD/RW is F-drive.

I've gone to My Computer, to the ROM drives and selected Properties, AutoPlay and selected Nero for music But still it won't autoplay. I also tried to set the DVD player in the same way.

Can you help me with this problem?

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A:Setting AutoPlay for CD/RW & DVD drives

Here. This is an article from the Microsoft that roughly describes your AutoPlay for CD/RW and DVD drives problem. See if it is any helpful or not:-

The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert a CD-ROM in the drive

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Help needed from Anyone!

I had went thru this procedure yrs ago, but have since forgotton. How do I set my Cd/Dvd player to auto play when first inserting a disk. Am using Win XP?/ Windows Media player 10..

Any Help appreciated..Thanks
Swaneyjoe.. Calif

A:Setting Default cd/dvd rom to autoplay..

Open My Computer or Explorer

Right-click the CD-ROM drive or other drive and click Properties.

Click the AutoPlay tab. Within this section you will be able to specify all Windows AutoPlay features.


If no luck,

Try this fix: Enable CD AutoPlay

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.


If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.


If still no luck, try the AutoPlay Repair Tool.

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When I go into the autoplay options on my DVD-RW drive, the options for blank CDs and blank DVDs are missing.

Any ideas?

A:Autoplay options for blank media missing

This option is only available for CD-RW drives

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I recently purchased a lexmark printer and installed the driver and software. After installation I tried to import some pictures off of my sd card using the card reader on my laptop. previous to the lexmark software install I had several options for importing the picture, I usually chose "import using windows". Now that option is gone along with all other options (that I rarely used) and it has been replaced with the lexmark productivity center.

I looked at my autoplay options and all the old options are still there for importing videos, but pictures have only productivity studio and general options.

So I uninstalled the software and rebooted, the productivity option is gone, but the old ones have not returned.

Lastly I tried to do a system restore, but it hangs up on initializing for hours and never completes.

Any ideas on how to get my old autoplay options back? I assume it is a registry setting

Thanks in advance


Windows 7 64 bit

A:Missing autoplay options after lexmark software install

have a look here

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I recently uninstalled RealPlayer 11 and Nero 8's media player from my Windows Vista computer because I had found a better alternative (J River Media Center).

When I load a CD-ROM or similar media, however, I find that both RealPlayer and Nero are still shown among the options in the list of programs I'm invited to use for playing back the media (the autoplay menu). Only this time the two programs are shown without their proper logo icons.

How can I configure the list of options so that uninstalled programs aren't shown? (I still want to be given a choice rather than default to a single program or action, but I don't want non-installed software showing.)

I uninstalled RealPlayer via the Windows control panel, then manually deleted all remaining files from the program. After that, I ran a redundant files and registry clean-up using CCleaner in the expectation that this would erase all trace of it. Nero 8's media player was uninstalled via Nero's own customisation routine (I kept the CD/DVD burning features) followed by a CCleaner tidying up.

Windows Media Player also shows up in the same list of programs without its icon. I would expect WMP to be there, of course, because it hasn't been uninstalled, but it would be nice to get the icon back.

Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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I would like to set Windows Media Centre as the default player for DVD movies when I watch them on my HP laptop, which has Windows 7. I have tried to set this program as the default, but when I go to Control Panel, Hardware and Sounds, Auto Play, and then look at the options for DVD Movie, Windows Media Centre is not listed as one of the options. The options I have are Windows Media Player and HP DVD Play. The other options are "Open Folder to View Files Using Windows Explorer", "Take no Action", and "Ask me Every Time".

If could give me any guidance on this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Adam McDowall

A:Windows Media Centre not listed in AutoPlay options for playing a DVD


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my laptops display shows everything elongated/squashed and as for display setthings I only have:1152x864 ,1024x678 and 600x800
my laptop has an 17.3 inch pnp monitor, win7 os, 64 bit i5 core, vga adapter

at the color settings 32/16 I saw that I had more display settings: advanced settings->adapter>list all modes and none of the listed modes had 1280x800 you posted for the 17-18 inch monitors, every option still had a squashed look and it looked even poorly when I choose a lower resolution.

what should I do?
ps sorry for my english spelling

A:why don't I have the same setting options as you?

This is more than likely a display driver issue, please complete your systems specs a bit more thoroughly, i.e. ATi HD5770, ASUS MRP45678ie, etc w/o knowing your hardware it's very hard to really help you.

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Where is the option setting for Win 10 to NOT display a file as anything but it's name?
Running around this AM with Hurricane Irma in the offing taking pics of house and grounds. My camera records a JPEG and a Raw file. When I download (to backup) the images on to my Desktop it takes Win 10 f-ing forever to stop trying to display the Raw files. Obviously I've got something set so Win 10 can't ignore the files. What? I set the view option to detail only but it still takes an inordinate amount of time. Arg! Advice please.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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I am having difficulty setting power options. If I enter and then save my settings, I get a popup saying 'revisions don't match'. No explanation, no help in getting them to match. Are there default settings, or can someone give me an example of some working settings. I'd like the monitor to go off, machine go to standby, then hibernate. But when to have discs spin down? I hope this is clear, and I'm sure it's a stupid question, but what can you do? Thanks. excentric

A:Setting Power Options

Hi excentric and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,Possibly because Standby and Hibernate are more or less the same thing.This option quickly saves your work and puts your computer in a virtual sleep.....a delicate mode between on and off.If you want to, Turn Off the computer when you are done for the day.You will have to power off the monitor manually.

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I'm trying to help a friend with a series of Malware related problems, He was hit by "Antispyware Soft "

It seems to regenerate, and sets him up to use a proxy server. Now, it has somehow blocked him from even going to look at Internet Options at all, he gets an error, "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer"

The only way I can help him is to login remotely, and now I can't even do that. He's a local admin on a standalone computer, any ideas on how to get to Internet Options?

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new to Windows 7

.windows 7.fresh out of the box, first time being turned on, whats the VERY first step towards having the same options applied to ALL folders and seeing the same options the second/third time you use windows explorer?

All previous versions gave us a list of steps to set folder options......we'd go through the steps.....youre options might be fine ...........now, but the next time you use windows explorer, your options are......not there.
Nobody ever knew how to permanently set folder options in all previous windows versions.

is it the same with windows 7

do we still have to change options on each folder that we need to?
each time we use that folder?

I haven't yet tried and I'm not touchin' folder options untill i see what you folks have to say.

A:Solved: setting folder options

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As I bought my laptop when I was living abroad, it has an American (I suppose) style keyboard, where (for example) the number keys 1 to 5 in Caps are marked (and produce the symbols) ! @ # $ %. Given that the laptop sits on the desk mostly, I find it a lot easier when doing emails or whatever to use a USB keyboard on my lap, but this has a UK layout, where the same keys in Caps are marked ! " ? $ % ... but produce the same symbols as the first example (laptop's own keyboard).

I don't suppose there is any way to get Windows to recognise the two different keyboard layouts, so that the USB one produces the symbols depicted on the keys? Can I remap it without affecting the laptop one? Can't work out how, if so.


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I recently picked up a old HP psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one printer at a yard sale for 10 bucks in great condition. Problem is, it was missing all documentation and driver CD. Fortunately, HP included "in-OS" drivers for Win 7, so I was able to set it up over USB very easily. But now I'm trying to get it up and running with wireless printing, which it supports on XP, but isn't perfectly ported to 7.

Following the advice from the 4th comment on Re: HP PSC 2510 Photostmart drivers for WIndows 7 - Page 4 - HP Support Forum, I was able to connect to it via my wifi network when I plug an Ethernet cable into the printer.

Now, this works, but being a huge nerd, I think it'd be even better if I could set the printer up to be completely wireless. I'm not much of an expert on the finer workings of wireless connections, but I think it's possible to do this with an ad hoc netwrok. But I can't find any instructions for doing this on 7. Closest thing I found was this page with instructionsfor XP, which I was unable to follow on 7.

Since the printer has an on-screen option to enable or disable the "wireless radio" which can only be turned on when the ethernet cable is unplugged, I assume this functionality is to broadcast the "hpsetup" ad hoc network from the printer without it being connected to a router (since I don't think it can connect to an actual wifi network wirelessly; but if it can, it'd be great to know how to do that too!). But even when I do... Read more

A:Options for setting up a wireless printer

Instructions for creating an ad hoc network in Windows 7 can be found here:
Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com

I also wonder if maybe it has anything to do with encryption?
It seems that with the linkout you have provided with instructions
for setting this up in XP describes setting up WEP encryption connection
through the HP setup page. Wondering if the device you are making the
ethernet connection to is handing the printer an IP by checking that option in
the setup through Win7 (Automatically obtain IP address therefore it should) but check if the router is also using
WEP encyption which whilst reading the documentation seemed to be required for the printer.

Is that making sense! I'd start with that first

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Hi guys was changing some icons last night and managed to mess up somewhere. When i went to folder options to try and change the icon for drives it somehow reset the setting for opening drives to find. I changed it to open with windows explorer for now so that i can open things but this doesnt help as they all open in new windows. Does anyone know how to reset this action to default? I checked on my other comp and there doesnt appear to normally be a default option it just opens...
Any help would be great,

A:Setting Program Open Options

Try a system restore

Go to start/run/ type in msconfig
click on launch system restore.
Pick a date in bold, go back to before you messed up

Good luck


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Hi All,

I have had many problems since I installed Vista Ultimate, both major and minor. I have solved some and am still working on others. I won't try to adress them all now. The problem with folder view settings is one of the most aggravating, though not operationally significant. Still, it does CONSTANTLY Piss Me Off. Pardon my language, but it IS appropriately descriptive. Regardless of whatever settings I choose, the next time I go to that folder or any other, they have reverted to some set of system defaults, which I CAN'T CHANGE. Several I don't use and some I don't want or actually get in the way of what I want to do, such as "AutoArrange". (If I ever meet the person who invented "AutoArrange" I will probably be arrested for assault.)

Does ANYONE know what I can do to set my folders the way I want them and retain the settings?

A:Setting Folder View Options

Have you tried this? Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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After using the RTM build for about a week with no issues, the option to open a folder in the same window when clicked, is no longer working properly.

Now, when clicked, all folders are opening up in a new window and this is very annoying! I havent changed any settings and the folder options are still set correctly. I have tried changing the folder options to see if it would change this behaviour but it did not. What is really strange is that this also happened on my first install of Vista RTM before reinstalling this copy, after about the same time of usage-about 1 week.

Has anybody ran into this or know what is happening? I havent installed any new hardware or software and I havent tried any repairs or recovery yet. I wanted to ask before I started poking around and making any changes in the OS.

A:Vista folder options setting issue

Try this link. It's really simple, the extra is just if the quick merge option doesn't work, it's safe also. I have used it twice, I need to do a reinstall. It fixed alot of my problems with folder options.

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In access 2000 with my database opened, I clicked on the TOOLS menu > selected STARTUP.

In this window I removed checkmarks for
> Allow Full Menus
> Allow Default Shortcut Menus
> Allow Built-in Toolbars
> Allow Toolbar/Menu Changes
> Use Access Special Keys

This had the effect I was hoping for and made it more like an application.

The problem is i haven't finished the database and still need to work on it.

I need to get these tool bars back.

How do I get them back?.
Please help.



A:ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

Does the old trick work?

Open Windows Explorer
navigate to the folder with your database in
hold down shift and double-click the icon

You should have Tools available for use again.

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In Windows XP SP2
If I Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
In Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
In Local Area Network Connection Properties, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.
There are two options at the bottom of the dialog box.
Register this connectionís addresses in DNS
Use this connectionís DNS suffix in DNS registration
Is there any way to set these two options with Registry entries or by scripting ?

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Here's my problem with Vista.

When I go into any folder for the first time, it comes up with a set of random things to sort the folders by, and random view settings.

I want every folder to have the "details" view by default. Also, I want the tabs "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" that I can click on to sort these, with "Type" being the default selected one.

This is how I had things in WinXP. All I had to do was click "Apply to folders" in the folder options. I do this in Vista, also, I do have "Remember each folder's view settings" checked. Yet it makes up a random set of view settings for any folder I haven't manually set myself.

So, how do I make Windows Vista stop coming up with random view settings for folders? When I click on a folder of pictures I still want it in "Details" view, with "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" tabs. With "Type" selected as the default to sort by.

Yet, it appears in "Large Icons" view, with "Date Taken", "Tags", "Size", and "Rating" as the only sort by options.

How do I stop this madness?

A:Folder view options? How do I make a default setting?

Greetings =)

After having a go at this my self to see if I could come up with a fix I found my PC doing the same thing, So after a bit of a google crawl I found this post - Hope it helps =)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10019957-68.html - Long way around good for beginer and intermidiate users

CAUTION: "This involves editing the registry. It is always recommended to create a back-up of the registry before making any modifications. Before performing any of the actions below, please save your work and close any Windows Explorer windows, as you will need to log off for these changes to properly take effect." If you dont know what your doing I would recommend against the following fix.


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I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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Hi, I have xp home eddition with 4 user accounts. 2 accounts work fine the other 2 are having problems.

The desktop settings will not change. You can click what you want and hit apply but changes will not be made and when you open them up again they are back to where they were (which is different to what they should be).

Same for internet options. They have gone to 'never dial a connection' also cannot change home page etc. In the two problem accounts the internet is inaccessable.

Also when you click 'start' button the whole left hand column is blank.

The whole appearance of the accounts is like half xp style and half classic windows style.

I have done a sytem restore (that wont work) says no changes have been made, run adaware and spybot plus avg virus scan (all were updated).

The 2 working accounts are working perfectly!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I wont be able to try out all the helpful information you are going to give me until tomorrow night.

I hope someone can help.

Thank you

A:Desktop setting and Internet Options wont work

Delete the offending accounts. Reboot and make new ones. Sometimes user accounts become corrupt.

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I have protable device that won't autoplay when plugged , but it is shown in my computer and it's fully functional , it is not visible in the Autoplay option in the control panel , I tried reinstalling the device , but same thing , I followed Shawn's topic , how to set autoplay for non-volume devices... Didn't work , tried another device , and same thing happend.

When I plug them to my laptop , they autoplay and the device option show in the autoplay , in the control panel.

Other autoplay , removelable drives , CD/DVD working fine .
Any idea ?

It's not important tho , if this help , could it be related to AV software guard ? I have Kaspersky internet security , and Avast internet security , are installed , KS is switched off , ( testing both on deciding my new AV software )
I checked both , nothing seems to do anything with devices control except scanning.

Both systems using Windows 7 x64
Thanks all.

A:Portable devices not listed in Autoplay option . Won't pop autoplay.

Have a look here first -

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

Have you given the drive a name or is it just seen as a drive letter as that might be the problem otherwise I can point you to a comment I recently made for a solution that worked for me, it is possible that the 'unknown drives' option is blocking autoplay. Have a look at the two key locations with Regedit to see what the values are and then have a look at the list I posted -

Auto play not working

There may not be a key value for NoDriveTypeAutoRun but if you want Autoplay on everything then the following value should work since hardly anyone uses RAM disks these days. Note the comments about exporting the keys to enable returning to a previous state if you do not use Restore.

;Disables Autoplay on RAM disks only

Hope this is of some help.

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I need to register a dll using regsvr32 and set identical options for MS Word and MS Access for 9 users (with user permissions) on 10 computers running XP pro. All users are on a domain on a server running SBS 2003. Is there an easier way than changing each user to administrator privledges, register the dll, change the user back to user privledges, set the options in Word and Access and do this 90 times?

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In Windows 8.1, I need comma as a decimal symbol. However, after restart it changes to dot and I need to reset it and restart all the programs. It is annoying. In Region settings, input method, Welcome, User setting etc. are the same language/region (Slovak).
Is there registry key that would prevent OS changing the settings after restart? The default settings are correct, so I do not understand where does the change come from. After OS installation I used different system language (English) for a time, because
it is easier for me to do setup in English, so maybe that is the reason. Thank you.

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I am going to start a virus fix and the moderator (now off-line) wanted me to set my search options to 1) search system folders 2) search hidden files & folders 3) search system subfolders. These are not available options in W2K Pro...or I can't find them if they are... Can someone help with this? Thanks!

A:Solved: Need help with setting "Search Options" Please!

We got this sorted right?

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I am running vista home premium. for the past year and a half, i was using the vista backup to backup my files to a second internal hard drive installed for that purposes. i was running out of space on that drive, so i researched the best way to make some space and was advised that if you delete backup files, delete the whole set, not just interim files. So, I deleted the backup set (i.e., the folder with all the backup files). Now i want to do a new, complete backup, but every time i try to click on back up my files, it fails. Can anyone suggest a way to get this working again?

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Hi all

System is a Targa AMD 64bit mobile laptop
Win XP Pro SP2 - all updates
Ez anti-virus
system is spyware ware and virus free

The systems CF (compact flash) is trying to autoplay when no card is in the slot. The only way it can be stopped is to use 'Safely remove hardware', thus stopping all other usb devices (2 other memory cards built in)

Hijack this log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:01:31, on 27/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Ge... Read more

A:Autoplay - trying to autoplay when nothing to play

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Hi everyone,
I'm having an issue with Personalization options.
On the desktop, when i right-click and select 'Personalize' from the menu, a window briefly pops up for fraction of a second and then disappears. I simply can't get to the Personalization options.
Working around this, i tried to access it through Control Panel > Personalization and Appearance and selecting it from there.

In the menu, I find that the Personalization icon has been replaced with a generic folder icon and it's renamed to 'Personalization CPL Provider'.
I also cannot select 'Change desktop background' or 'Customize colors' as it pops up and error window with the following respectively:
Windows cannot find


Windows cannot find


Is there any way to fix this at all? I've looked around but the only solutions are to "upgrade" my Windows installation to fix the missing files.

I've already run "sfc /scannow" twice and there were still errors it couldn't fix.

I would appreciate any help at all, thanks.



So I have a keyboard with a fully functional and fully working Sleep Button on it when I press the Sleep Button it will put my Computer to Sleep. However in the latest versions of Windows 10 they have completely removed the Sleep Button Options from the Advanced Power Options as well as the Change what my Power Buttons do section. I used to be able to tell Windows to Hibernate when I pressed the Sleep button in the Advanced Power Options, However that option is now gone! I have tried using Registry Tweaks/Changes etc,.. and I can not seem to get that option back! Does anyone here know how to fix this so that I can tell Windows to Hibernate when I press the Sleep button instead of Sleeping? I would really appreciate some help with this!

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I am begging for help as this problem is driving me insane! To start the story Windows 10 asked me to upgrade last year, and God I wish I didn't. I had nothing but problems with the OS, mainly down to it being unsupported for my notebook by HP. I Decided to roll back to Windows 8 and during the rollback, the notebook has failed catastrophically! 'Luckily' the recovery option kicked in, but this also failed and crashed mid recovery.  I am now left with the boot failing immediatley and showing a BCD error 0x0000034. (press esc for UEFI). Once in UEFI the only option that doesnt bring the same BCD error is the HP System Test. This works ok and the system passes all tests (including hard drive which though a lot of searching online is often the root cause of the above error) I want to enter the BIOS settings and set it to boot from USB in order to use my windows recovery USB, but pressing F11 or F10 goes straight to the Blue screen of death with the same error above! I am fairly proficient with computers and managed quite a few repairs etc, but this loop of blue screen with no conceivable boot option is driving me insane! Someone please help! Thanks in advance, Thebgb! 

A:Unable to access any recovery options. Boot options menu als...

thebgb Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...The Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media.HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada,... Read more

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Was trying to repair a boot mngr error but as the title explains, I cant select any options in system revovery. It just shows spinning blue working icon. Harddrive working light flashes for a moment then stops, never to flash again.
I've tried this with two different recovery disk, one being a W7 installation disk.

A:System recovery options screen stals, cant select options

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I went into my power options to change some of the advanced settings and most of them are missing? I am on windows 8.1 with a week old Surface Pro 3. I want to say I read somewhere that hyper-v can cause options to be missing, but I honestly don't even know what that is and I don't have it installed.

Screenshot attached

A:Options Missing from Power Options Advanced Settings

Hello Mossalot, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The power options you have available are determined by Windows for your specific system.

What specific options would you like to have back, and I'll post back with how to restore them?

For now, check the tutorials below to restore any you may want.

How to Add or Remove "Allow Away Mode Policy" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" in Power Options in Windows 7 and 8How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options in Windows 8 and 8.1How to Add or Remove "Dim display after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove PCIe "Link State Power Management" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "System unattended sleep timeout" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Turn off hard disk after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Mangement" in Power Options in Windows 8How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows

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