How to Reset AutoPlay Settings to Defaults on Windows 11?


The AutoPlay settings on Windows allow users to choose different actions when devices are inserted or attached to a Windows computer. By default, Windows 11 will display a pop-up asking you to select what steps to take when you insert a media or connect a new device. It works if you haven’t changed anything.

Here, whenever you insert an external storage device on your Windows computer, the system will show you a list of actions you can take. It is based on the type of device that has been connected to the computer. If the AutoPlay settings have been configured, then the system will automatically perform the action that has already been defined. If that is not the case, it will display a pop-up and ask to take action.

In this risewindows post, we will show you how you can reset AutoPlay settings to their default in Windows 11.

How to Reset AutoPlay Settings on Windows 11?

Suppose you have messed up the configuration by mistakenly selecting an autoplay action for an external media. In that case, you do have an option to revert the changes or go back to the default configuration. use the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Control Panel.

Step 2. When Control Panel opens, select Hardware and Sound group.

Step 3. After that, click the AutoPlay under “Hardware and Sound.”

Step 4. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the AutoPlay settings and click on the Reset all defaults button.

Step 5. At last, after making those changes, click on the Save button.

You can now close the Control Panel as the AutoPlay settings have been reset to defaults. You can now customize or configure them from scratch based on your needs or requirements.

That’s it.

I hope this post will be valuable and informative to you.

Keep learning & Stay healthy, guys.!!!

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