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How get the File Explorer to show up when Plug in Ext HD?

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    How get the File Explorer to show up when Plug in Ext HD?


    How do you get the file explorer to show in win 8.1 x64 after you plug in a USB external hard drive?

    It used to show up but I must have changed something and now I don't know how to make it come back..

    thanks

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    Hello brooksndun,

    Double check to make sure that you have AutoPlay turned on, and set "Removable Drive" to "Open folder to view files (File Explorer)".

    AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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    Ok yes thank you Brink that seems to be it!!
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    You're most welcome.
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