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March 10, 2022

CD drive not visible in karaoke software on Windows 10 and 11 (disable ransomware protection)

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , , , — Piotr @ 1:25 am

If you are running Siglos Karaoke Player/Recorder, Power CD+G Burner or other karaoke software that allows CD reading or writing, you may encounter a nasty problem in latest versions of Windows 10 or 11 that results in CD drive not being visible or accessible. This would make playing, ripping and burning karaoke impossible. This is due to Windows being overprotective (which probably is a good thing) in its effort to block ransomware. Fortunately the solution is available if few simple steps.

If your drive is not listed in karaoke software, you need to disable ransomware protection for karaoke program that you are using. To do this follow these steps (screenshots are for Windows 11, but steps for Windows 10 are the same):

  1. Run Windows Security from Start menu
Run Windows Security from Start menu

2. Select Virus & threat protection and click Manage ransomware protection at the bottom

Open Manage ransomware protection

3. Click Allow an app through Controlled folder access

Click Allow an app through

You will be asked for a confirmation a this point.

4. Click Add an allowed app and choose Recently blocked apps

Add an allowed app

5. Click plus sign next to Siglos (or other karaoke software that you want to unblock)

Recently blocked apps

6. Siglos should disappear from the list

No recent blocks

And that is it — you are good to go. Windows will no longer block an access to CD drive and Siglos will play your CD+G discs again.

Happy singing!

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