How to reset autoplay settings to defaults in Windows 11

Whenever you insert an external storage device into your Windows computer, the system will show you a list of actions that you can perform, depending on the type of device connected to the computer. If autoplay settings have been configured, the system will automatically perform the action that has already been set. If not, a pop-up window will appear asking you to take action.

If you messed up the setup by mistakenly selecting an autoplay action for external media, you have the option of undoing the changes or reverting to the default setup. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to reset Autoplay settings to default state in Windows 11 operating system.

How to reset autoplay settings to defaults in Windows 11

Step 1: Open Control Panel on your computer, then select the “Hardware and Sound” group.


2nd step: In the Hardware and Sound section, click on the “Autoplay” option.


Step 3: In AutoPlay settings, scroll down and click the “Reset all settings to default” button.


Step 4: After making these changes, click on the “Save” button.

That’s it. You can now close the Control Panel as the AutoPlay settings have been reset to default values. If you want, you can now customize or configure them from scratch according to your needs or requirements.

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