Can you add items to the AutoPlay menu in Vista Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Headhunter, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Headhunter

    Headhunter Guest

    I'm trying to add and use as my default the import wizard from Microsoft
    Digital Image 2006 to Pictures Autoplay dropdown list...is this possible and
    can you provide instructions? I'm not pleased with using the available
    options, since I prefer to name photos on the import (ie Thanksgiving 1,
    Thanksgiving 2, etc...). Also, I like the 'delete after import' feature...

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Headhunter, Nov 19, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    That would probably involve registry editing of the Explorer AutoPlay hive,
    which is straight-forward once you understand it. It's not trivial if
    you're not versed in the registry. =\
     
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 20, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    (err, if you're *not* versed in the registry...)
     
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 20, 2007
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    Headhunter Guest

    I have made a few registry edits, typically with a tool or some help...scale
    1-10, how tricky? Also, can you provide instructions?
     
    Headhunter, Nov 20, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Look under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\ShowPicturesOnArrival

    You basically want to duplicate the effects of one of those. A value there
    corresponds to a value under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers

    Any InvokeProgID lives under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.

    This isn't difficult once you understand it - the documentation on
    MSDN.microsoft.com should also be helpful.
     
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 20, 2007
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