Undo-ing "Windows can perform the same action each time" ???

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Whenever I insert a CD or DVD I get that familiar little dialog:

Windows can perform the same action each time you
insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file: ... What do
you want Windows to do?

and there's that little checkbox at the bottom:

[ ] Always do the selected action.

Frankly, I would like to check that checkbox, but I never do, since I
haven't a clue, if I ever wanted to change my mind and have Windows do
something else, how I'd do that? Obviously the dialog ain't gonna come
up again, once I check the checkbox, so how would I change my desired
action?

Anyone know?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Solution:

    Open any Windows Explorer Window (My Documents, My music etc.)

    Go to Tools > Folder Options and click on the File Types tab. Find the
    extension or media in which you want to change.

    Under "Details of "xxx" extension, click the Change Button.

    This opens the "Open With" window. Near the bottom there is the same "Always
    use the selected Program to open this file" check box. Clear the checkmark.

    Sometimes if it is something like an audio cd, that check box may be
    replaced with the "Always perform this action" or something similar.

    Hope that's what you are looking for.

    --
    Lawrence Wong
    Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
    [Microsoft Connect ID:# 1023766]
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Howdie,

    HTFiddler <htfiddler@attglobal.net> schrieb/wrote:
    > Frankly, I would like to check that checkbox, but I never do, since I
    > haven't a clue, if I ever wanted to change my mind and have Windows do
    > something else, how I'd do that? Obviously the dialog ain't gonna
    > come up again, once I check the checkbox, so how would I change my
    > desired action?

    Right click on the CD/DVD Drive or USB-Device, Properties and here
    "AutoPlay"

    --
    Peter Forster
    MVP Windows Server Networking
    Austria
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You can change the default action via the Drive Properties (AutoPlay tab)

    Right-click the drive-letter in My Computer.
    Click the AutoPlay tab
    Select the Content type from the drop-down
    Select "Prompt me to choose an action"... and click OK

    --
    Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "HTFiddler" <htfiddler@attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:1121925564.876075.249890@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > Whenever I insert a CD or DVD I get that familiar little dialog:
    >
    > Windows can perform the same action each time you
    > insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file: ... What do
    > you want Windows to do?
    >
    > and there's that little checkbox at the bottom:
    >
    > [ ] Always do the selected action.
    >
    > Frankly, I would like to check that checkbox, but I never do, since I
    > haven't a clue, if I ever wanted to change my mind and have Windows do
    > something else, how I'd do that? Obviously the dialog ain't gonna come
    > up again, once I check the checkbox, so how would I change my desired
    > action?
    >
    > Anyone know?
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    No, but Ramesh's answer below is just what I was lookin' for. Thanks
    though!

    <<Henry>>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanks Ramesh ... exactly what I needed! <<Henry>>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Perfect ... that's just what I was lookin' for ! <<Henry>>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You're welcome Henry.

    --
    Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "HTFiddler" <htfiddler@attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:1121983273.060579.160390@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Perfect ... that's just what I was lookin' for ! <<Henry>>
    >
  8. I have been doing some research to try and saove my problem and have had no luck. I came across this thread that is similiar and I hoping for some further input. When I go to import pictures off my media card from my camera a bow would pop up and give me options of what to do. The box still pops up but it is now blank. I have gone into autoplay in properties on the media card and it is blank as well. I can't restore defaults either. I did't check the box that says always perform this or change any other settings that I know of. One day it was there, the next day it was gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Tracy
  9. I have the same problem as gilchristtd, can anyone please provide the solution?

    Thanks,
    Tom
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