External USB drive - automatically open as folder

  jacksony 04:34 23 Jul 05
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I am using Windows XP Home. Every time I plug in my USB external drive (40GB) Windows asks me how I want to open the drive, and I can choose either

i) open with Windows Media Player
ii) open as a folder
iii) do nothing

How can I get Windows to open the external drive as a folder every time, without always asking me?

  keverne 07:40 23 Jul 05

Make sure that the 'Always do the selected action' box is ticked when you select 'Open folder to view files'

  Stonechatz 09:22 23 Jul 05

... area of your computer - if the "Always do the selected action" checkbox fails to exhibit.

  Stonechatz 09:23 23 Jul 05

... area of your computer - if the "Always do the selected action" checkbox fails to exhibit.

  jacksony 08:03 24 Jul 05

There is no 'Always do the selected action' box displayed. And it displays an error message if I put the folder in startup, because the drive is encrypted, and doesnt show in Explorer until I decrypt it.

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