I'm not sure this is a Windows-specific thing since it happens on my Linux installation, too, but here goes:
I have a couple of IDE hard drives, mounted in IDE-to-USB2.0 enclosures. Each one has 2-3 partitons, all NTFS.
They're both connected to the PC all the time, but only powered on when I need to use one of them. (The PC can't "see" them unless they're powered on.)
Here's the rub: Whenever I switch one of the drives on, as soon as Windows or Linux recognizes and mounts it, it opens each partition in a window, the same as if I'd double-clicked its icon. I can see how this might be convenient for some, but for me it just means three extra windows I have to close. Is there a way to stop this from happening?
Please note that I'm not referring to autorunning/autoplaying any software on the drives, just the explorer window opening.
Thanks very much for your help!
Why shouldn't I put a question here?