Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lightroom automatically opens when USB drive / Memory Card is inserted

Just a quick tip to stop Lightroom ( in this case 3.2 ) from automatically opening when inserting a USB drive / Memory Card.



  1. Open Lightroom, from the main top menu, select Edit > Preferences.
  2. Under the General Tab, look for Import Options.
  3. Uncheck "Show import dialog when a memory card is detected". Click OK to save the setting change.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Thank you

Unknown said...

Thank you

Russell Beyer said...

Its quite rare to find instructions that only take seconds to follow. When looking for solutions in forums you have to sift through lots of pointless conversations/info, especially by people saying more than they have to. I found this blog straight away via Google, big relief. Thanks for the tip.

Gerard said...

Thank you - quick, easy and valuable

Nathaniel said...

Thanks you. Simple and easy. I saw other sites that were suggesting ridiculous solutions.

Linda Anderson said...

Did just as you said. It did not work. am using lightroom 5.1 and when I plug in the iPad to sync, LR opens,

Sirius said...

Hi Linda,

You might need to go to Default Programs ( If using Windows 7, go to Start > Default Programs or if using Windows 8 and up, search for Default Programs ), and then Change AutoPlay Settings. From the list, under Devices, look for Apple iPad and change the default to "Take no action".