I have a Canon G12 camera that has stopped "auto-playing" when I connect it [USB2] to the computer. This started about a month ago after using the camera for 8 months.
I previously had a Canon G11 that connected just fine.
The Canon software is designed to open "CameraWindow" for managing the on-camera images when the camera is connected & power up.
The computer sees the camera & I can manually connect to the camera with the Canon software, but I want to restore the auto-play.
I have removed & reinstalled the camera driver [Windows] and updated the Canon software but no joy.
It doesn't matter which USB port I use.
Interestingly enough, Windows AutoPlay still shows my old G11 with a ton of options for what to do when it is connected (including opening with CameraWindow), but the G12 shows only two options:
"Open Device Stage" & "Take No Action"
I cannot change the options for the G12, nor can I find a way to remove the G11 from the list.
Setting AutoPlay to Defaults has no effect.
What can I do?