is there an utility to tweak the autorun of external hard disk?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i was looking for a lot an utilty to tweak the autorun for external hard disk

    in xp i remember a cool utility power tools

    but under w7 64 i found only NoAutorun

    the point is i plug my hard disk sometime ,it has always the same letter v:
    and always it opens a pop up windows even in the control panel under autorun i disable everything

    i would love to disable the autorun for 2 external hard disk
    but enable my cf/sd reader

    is there such utility?

    thanks
     
  2. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    I think you're confusing AutoRun and AutoPlay. You can disable AutoRun on your 2 drives by deleting the autorun.inf from each (located in the root directory). AutoPlay is controlled by the OS. I have it disabled, but I believe that there is a tab on the drive properties dialog where you can select an action (or none).

    You can change the drive letter via the Disk Management applet.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    yes sorry
    i wanted to say autoplay , how did you disabled?
    i can't find nothing the tab (right click on the device nothing) , the only thing i can find is control panel auto play
     
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    0strodamus Registered Member

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    I used gpedit.msc: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Autoplay Policies > Turn off Autoplay.
    There's a tutorial here.

    I would also suggest perusing this forum. It might help you to get started with Windows 7.
     
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