Whenever you attach an external device with your computer system, Windows 10 displays an AutoPlay window on your screen. This feature is there to detect what type of device you have attached with your computer system and then take the appropriate action according to the type of the attached device. In this article, we will explain to you the methods through which you can customize Windows 10’s AutoPlay menu.

Two Ways of Customizing Windows 10 AutoPlay Menu

In order to customize Windows 10’s AutoPlay menu, you can make use of any of the following two methods:

Method # 1: Use Windows Settings to Customize the AutoPlay Menu

In this method, we will tell you how you can customize the AutoPlay menu using the Settings application in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the image below:

Windows 10 Settings

Click on the Devices tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Devices tab

Now click on the AutoPlay tab.

Here you can switch the toggle button corresponding to the field of “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” to the “on” or “off” state in order to enable or disable the AutoPlay feature as highlighted in the image shown below:

AutoPlay tab

You can customize the AutoPlay action you want for each device by choosing an action from the dropdown list corresponding to that particular device as shown in the following image:

customize the AutoPlay action

Method # 2: Use the Windows 10 Control Panel to customize AutoPlay

In this method, we will tell you how you can customize the AutoPlay menu using the Control Panel in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type control panel in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new control panel window. The newly opened Control Panel window is shown in the following image:

control panel

Click on the AutoPlay tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Here you can check or uncheck the checkbox corresponding to the field of “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” in order to enable or disable the AutoPlay feature as shown in the image below:

Use AutoPlay for all media and devices

You can also customize the default AutoPlay action for each device by selecting any desired action from the dropdown list corresponding to that particular device as highlighted in the following image:

Customize default play action

If you are not satisfied with your customization, you can always restore the default settings by clicking on the Reset all defaults button as shown in the image below:

Ho to restore AutoPlay defaults

Once you are done with your desired customization, click on the Save button in order to save your customized AutoPlay settings as shown in the following image:

Save settings

Conclusion

In this article, we learned how we could customize the AutoPlay settings for various types of media and other devices. You can also disable the AutoPlay feature at any time and then choose the desired action for each device manually whenever you connect it with your computer system.

How to Customize Windows 10 AutoPlay Menu
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