How do I change the default action with removable media on my PC?
I'm constantly inserting and removing a PCMCIA card with a digital camera's SD card from my laptop. It becomes E: drive when installed.
Whenever I install the card, though, Windows XP prompts me to indicate what I want to do with the card. It has audio, video and pictures on it and I always want to do nothing. How can I tell XP to never try to autoplay anything on this or any card?
This certainly sounds like an annoying situation, but I'm a bit confused because when you get the window that asks what you want to do with the new PCMCIA device, you should also have a checkbox on that window that allows you to specify whatever option you select as the default action in the future.
If that doesn't work, or for some reason that window doesn't include the default setting option, there's another route to this option. This'll require that you have the card installed. Once you do have it appear on your desktop, right-click on the E: drive, select Properties, and then click on the Autoplay tab.
Choose "Select An Answer To Perform" then you can set the default action for this particular device. I'm guessing you want "Take No Action", somehow.
By the way, a colleague of mine told me that he had a similar problem on a CD drive of his own a while back and it took him several tries to successfully change the default action. This should do the trick for you, however, hopefully on the first try.
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