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inhibt windows explorer from closing when SD card removed

  1. #1

    Posts : 20

    inhibt windows explorer from closing when SD card removed

    no matter what I configure in Autoplay ...
    - whenever I say "safely remove mass storage" (in my case it's a SD Card) the explorer window is closed
    - it only stays open when I select another drive before "safe removal"
    - it also stays open when I just pull the SD Card (unsafe remove)

    the drive itself is a combined mass storage reader built into the Desktop PC and ist drive letters are always shown in the explorer

    Is there a regkey to tell Windows to just let it open ?

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  2. #2

    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    In its infinite wisdom Windows assumes the user is finished using File Explorer [renamed from Windows Explorer in Win7] and to save resources closes that window. It really doesn't bother me as I usually have two or more instances of File Explorer running anyway [for access to External USB HDDs].
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

inhibt windows explorer from closing when SD card removed
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