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My SEAGATE expansion 4TB hard external drive doesn't auto-play anymore when I plug it in?
The hard drive does work, as in I can still open it under My PC in Windows 10. But the drive doesn't pop up automatically anymore when I plug it in, in other words, it doesn't Autoplay on its own. Do you think it needs formatting?
- ∅Lv 71 month ago
why not check your Autoplay settings in the Control Panel?
- keerokLv 71 month ago
As long as it works, you should be happy. Be worried when it doesn't anymore.
- dewcoonsLv 71 month ago
No, it does NOT need formatting. That would wipe everything off the drive. Do not format it.
Whether it autoplays is a setting in Windows.
Press Windows + r key.
Type in Control panel.
Double click on AutoPlay option icon.
Check the box, "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices."
Your drive will start autoplaying again.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
No, it is a setting on your pc
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- Beave VillageLv 61 month ago
Don't format the drive, as that would erase the contents of your drive, there is a setting to return USB External Drives back to default autoplay, I forget where that is though.