Enable/Disable AutoPlay For Individual Drives


Windows’ Autoplay is a neat feature – the moment you pop in a CD/Drive or a Removable drive, autorun.inf file is read, and any executable file mentioned in there is executed. While this seems as a good idea, say, for automated setup installers, Autoplay has gathered some infamy as a virus distribution centre.

With default settings, you can only disable or enable Autoplay totally, not for individual drives. So is there a way to enable Autoplay, say only for individual drives, say, CD Drive? Yes!

For that you’ll need Tweak UI, grab it from here. After installing, launch it.



Click on the “+” mark next to My Computer, head over to AutoPlay, drives, and ensure that a Check mark is placed against only the drives you want AutoPlay to be enabled. Restart your PC. As simple as that.

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5 Comments on Enable/Disable AutoPlay For Individual Drives

  1. Santosh says:

    Did my pen drive problem remind you to write this post? 😐 If not, YOU COULD’VE WRITTEN ABOUT IT EARLIER damn it. :-(

  2. Santosh says:

    (comment just for the sake of being notified of follow-ups)

  3. Sathya says:

    Sorry man Knew about this tip long ago but your incident reminded me to write on it 😐

  4. Santosh says:

    Well bookmarked it nonetheless.

  5. Santosh says:

    Finally I’m on Windows. Did this now. Thanks!

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