XP – Autoplay will not work with digital camera

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On a desktop PC with Windows XP SP2 the autoplay feature will not work for the Nikon digital camera. It appears as a drive letter (f) and it does have the autoplay option in the properties. Autoplay just never happens for the camera. There is a CD-Rom and external hard drive and the autoplay feature works with those devices. I did not originally install the camera, but I believe the person who did only plugged it in and let XP detect it. I've looked online and found a Microsoft Autoplay fix but that did not work and RealPlayer is not installed. What else could I do to figure out what's up with autoplay?

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I would try Nikon’s site for updated software and that will probably get it done for you. Frequently people don’t bother installing most of the camera software in the place.

Good luck,
Paul

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  • Howard2nd
    USB (and FireWire/IEEE1394) devices in XP and especially SP2 are treated very circumspectly. If you put a CD in the Drive with autoplay will look at the disc and open a query window to see what action you want, or if you have already given a choice open 'Media Player' or 'Windows Explorer' PROVIDED files are found in the root of the drive. A CD with folders either won't autoplay or only open 'Windows Explorer'. Most cameras fall into this category also. My Olympus Camedia will show as a drive but not autoplay because the pictures are actually two levels down. (MemoryDCIM). Likeways for the Kodak at work. It shows up as a device but the pictures are two levels down. Look at the drive in 'Windows Explorer' and if the images are not in the root then XP is doing what it is programmed to do. I hope this helps.
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