Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I use Windows 7 x64. I thought I disabled Autorun - that is nothing happens when DVD/CD is inserted. However, by accident I found out that if in Windows Explorer I go to "My Computer" and then double-click on DVD icon in the right pan Autorun still works. Is there a way to disable this as well?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

What you are running into isn't AutoRun, or AutoPlay. It's the 'default action' for double clicking on a DVD, which is "Play". If you right-click the drive (with a DVD in it), you'll see "Play" is highlighted.

If you would prefer it to "Open" the DVD as a folder instead of playing the movie when you double-click the drive, then you could try editing the registry and change the action for the "DVD" class:

  • Open regedit.exe.
  • Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell
  • Change the "Default" value data from "Play" to "Open" (without quotes).

I believe the change should take effect immediately, but I'm not 100% sure, as I don't have a DVD disc around to test with right now. :)

share|improve this answer
Yep, that did it. Took effect immediately, no reboot needed. – Joe Schmoe Sep 5 '11 at 21:01

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.