Desktop Icon appears for optical drive and usb drives

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by magicant, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. magicant

    magicant Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2010
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    I have been unable to find an answer to this and I don't believe it is typical behavior of Windows 7.

    I am a new user to windows 7 and have noticed that when I insert a cd/dvd or a usb thumb drive, an icon for it appears on the desktop and then dissapears once it is removed. I feel this is unnecessary as a window pops up allowing me to explore the drive. Is there a way to disable this feature?

    Thank you.

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