Photoshop Elements: When plugging in a USB memory stick PSE automatically starts up. How do I prevent this?

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On plugging in a USB memory stick with a photo on Photoshop automatically starts. How do I prevent this? I want to work with other files and not photos.
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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Can you attach the screenshot of the dialog that you see when 'Photoshop automatically starts' ?

- Ankur
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Chris Cox

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I suspect he means the Elements Downloader.
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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I suspect that too...just wanted to be sure that it is APD.
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Paul Simpson

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I do not know how to attach a screenshot.
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How to post a screen shot:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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Click PrtSc button on your keyboard when the dialog shows. Open MsPaint and paste it. Save it as a jpeg file.

In the text box where you type your reply on this forum, you'll see a button 'Add Image' is present at the bottom right corner of this text box.

You can attach the image using that button.
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A dialogue doesn't appear on pressing PrtScn.
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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Okay..it seems the dialog is too fast to be captured by screenshot.

Please try following steps:
1) Launch Elements Organzier
2) Press Ctrl+K . A preferences dialog will launch.
3) Choose 'Camera or card Reader'
4) In download options, click on 'Edit' button
5) Select 'Show APD Dialog (Standard)' from the dropdown.
6) Hit 'Ok' button --> 'OK' button

Please see the portions marked in Red for reference.



- Ankur
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Thanks for you help but it doesn't appear to be working in my programme. The dialogue box I get hasn't got an edit button as you have highlighted. I have a very old version, it is Photoshop Elemnts 3.

Many thanks for your help anyway.