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Making Synctoy Autoplay When Usb Drive Is Plugged In


I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I asked this question over on experts-exchange, and they couldn't figure it out, so i'm hoping you all will have some ideas. I have a portable external usb harddrive. I use microsoft synctoy to "echo" files from one folder on my internal harddrive to a folder on the external harddrive. What i'm trying to do is have the synctoy program open when i plug in the external drive.

I've tried a few things. I went to the autoplay settings in the control panel and changed the mixed content setting to "ask me every time". That got the autoplay dialog to come up, but there was no way to select synctoy as the action to run. I also tried creating an autorun. Inf file in the root directory of the external harddrive. In it, i included the full path for synctoy on the computer. I tried this with and without quotation marks.

It seemed to have no effect on anything. Someone then suggested that i install microsoft tweakui, and have it add synctoy to the autoplay list. However, it appeared to me that tweakui isn't compatible with windows 7 (32 and 64 bit). I found compatibility on one of microsoft's windows 7 pages. Just to be clear, the goal is to get synctoy to open. I don't want the synchronization (echo) process to initiate.


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