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C drive doesnot open on double click

When i double click my C drive it starts autoplay instead of opening.I right clicked on the drive and saw that the First option is autoplay instead of Open.How can i fix this?

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  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    when I double-click on c drive it doesnot open.But If I right click on C drive it opens

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    double clicking the partions doesnot open the drive,i have to right click and exploer in oder to open.

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I think the autorun.inf file reside on your c: root directory so you should delete and fix that problem

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The answer is on this website.

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The Installation CD Does Not Start Automatically in Windows XP


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All recent versions of widows contain features called AutoPlay and AutoRun. AutoPlay lets you choose which program to use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs, or CDs or DVDs containing photos. For example, the first time you try to play a music CD, AutoPlay asks which media player you want to use, if you have more than one installed on your computer. You can change AutoPlay settings for each media type.Autorun is the technology used to start many programs or enhanced content (such as videos on a music CD) automatically when you insert a CD or USB drives into your computer. This is different from AutoPlay, but the result are the same, when inserted, the CD or USB drive starts automatically, using a particular program. Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you can't modify it.
When a disc is inserted or a drive is connected to your computer, Windows looks in the root directory of the disc or drive for a file named autorun.inf. If found, Windows executes the instructions in that file. ( whether it be start the music or install the virus.)
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For XP users:

1.Click Start and then click Run. Type gpedit.msc and click OK. The Group Policy window will open.

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2. In the left pane, double-click Administrative TemplatesIn the right pane, double-click System, scroll down the list and double-click Turn Off Autoplay

3.In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. From the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK.


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4.Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.

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When i plug in external hard drive and put in dvd Auto play doesnt appear???can u help


For that you need to enable "Auotoplay" option in Group Policy on computer.
For that press windows key + R or go to start menu click on run so you can see run.
Type in run "gpedit.msc" then press enter then you can see group policy of computer.

Go to user configuration->system->
Then you can see "turn off autoplay" in right pane double click on it and disable it then apply and ok.
Then restart computer for take effect.
Then autoplay will work.
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1. Place the flash drive into your usb port. You might get a autoplay window to open up. You will see Install or run program (Run launchu3.exe). Click on this which will open up the lauch pad. Once the launch pad has opened you can click on the launch pad in the tray and it will open up the removable disk.

2. Right click on your start button. Click explorer this will open up a menu of your drives. Click on the one that shows removable drive. This will open up the drive and you can now start moving files into this drive.

3. Double click on my computer located on your desktop. This will open up a menu of drives. Click the drive marked as removable drive. This will open up the drive and you can now start moving files into the drive.


Vista Machine (3 ways to access your drive)

1. Plug in the flash drive. The autoplay will open up. Click on the launchU3.exe which will open up the launch pad. Once the launch pad you can click on the launchpad in the tray and click on the removable drive.

2. When the autoplay comes up you can click on the Open Folders to view files. This will open up the drive.

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* Click Start
* Click Run
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* Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu
* Double-click Administrative Templates to open submenu
* Double-click System to open submenu
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The default is the Not configured. Set it to Enabled."

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Or try to go to do this:
Contol Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and look for the drive. Right-click it and click the Open or Explore menu.
I hope I help you with this kind of suggestion.

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