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I've got 2 identical USB drives with identical files... including the autorun.inf.

Yet upon insertion 1 comes up with the Autoplay menu & the other opens a usb contents window.

Why would this occur? Is this Windows based behaviour - not how the USB is setup?

Ideally i'd like both to open the Autoplay menu.

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"I've got 2 identical USB drives with ... [different behaviour]" - ergo, you have two different USB drives. – Oct 11 '10 at 10:16
same size, same manufacturer, same looking, different drives. – boomshanka Oct 11 '10 at 10:27
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You might have configured one drive to open the contents instead of running Autoplay.

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Thanks for your response, I created a new Windows admin account, logged in & tried the 2 drives... both came up with the Autoplay menu. Not sure how I changed the default action, or how to change it back, but there you go. – boomshanka Oct 12 '10 at 0:12

have you cheked the contents of autorun.inf file.

Autorun.inf file is used to define the action while inserting the removable device in windows. so carefully compare the autorun.inf file

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They're exactly the same file. – boomshanka Oct 11 '10 at 10:16

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