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How to Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10


AutoPlay lets you choose an action for different kinds of media when you plug in a device or insert media. You can set AutoPlay to open different kinds of content, such as photos, music, and video on different kinds of media, such as drives, CDs, DVDs, cameras, and phones. For example, you can use AutoPlay to select an app that will automatically open photos on a removable drive when you plug it into your PC. With AutoPlay, you don't have to open the same app or reselect preferences every time you plug in a certain device.

Sometimes you may want or need to quickly reset AutoPlay settings back to default all at once instead of changing them one at a time.

This tutorial will show you how to quickly reset all AutoPlay settings back to default for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Reset AutoPlay Settings using a BAT file
  • Option Two: To Reset AutoPlay Settings in Control Panel


EXAMPLE: AutoPlay settings in Windows 10
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Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10
To Reset AutoPlay Settings using a BAT file

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

Reset_AutoPlay.bat

download

Contents of .bat file for reference:

Code:
REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection /F

REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers /F

2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .bat file.

4. Run the .bat file.






Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Reset AutoPlay Settings to Default in Windows 10
To Reset AutoPlay Settings in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the AutoPlay icon.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of AutoPlay, click/tap on the Reset all defaults button, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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3. You can now close the Control Panel if you like.


That's it,
Shawn