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Photo app auto launch

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8

    Photo app auto launch


    Hi guys,

    Every time I connect my camera to the USB, the Photo App automatically launches and it is driving me nuts. I wouldn't mind using the Photo App but it doesn't give me any option to delete the photos once transferred. I am aware I can right click the device in My PC and Import that way, (like the Windows 7 of old), but the App still opens forcing me to close the screen! I've clicked on the Default setting for Photos and chose Do nothing but the photo App still automatically launches!!! What can I do? I just want the Windows 7 method of importing.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tamplar,

    This sounds like it could be AutoPlay. If so, you can change what action you want while the camera is connected.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    Cheers Brink, I'll check this out!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    Excellent, that worked! I had selected Camera Storage Memory Card when I should have chosen Devices > Camera. I didn't see it at first until I scrolled down! Thanks again, Brinkster!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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