is used to tell Windows how to autorun your CD or DVD. To autorun a document instead of a program, you should use shellexecute command. Looking into the file of an infected usb key by the Sality virus Conficker uses the shellexecute command in the file as. An file is a text file that can be used by the AutoRun and AutoPlay components of The “AutoRun task” is the application specified by the open or shellexecute keys. If an AutoRun task is specified it is executed immediately without.

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This is because this method relies on the presence of a file named “Start. How to disable Autorun. Our test configuration consisted of a Windows 98 system with Internet Explorer 5.

A string that contains the file’s name. These sehllexecute are also required if your CD might be viewed by non-Windows users. Following are the sections and keys allowed in a valid autorun. It must not contain embedded spaces. The value can be expressed as either text or as a resource stored in a binary. A text string containing the label. Otherwise, sshellexecute default menu item text will be “AutoPlay”, which launches the application specified by the open entry.

How to Implement Autorun Startup Applications. If no action entry is present, the Autoplay dialog is displayed but with no option to launch the additional content. Use of this section is intended to allow content authors to communicate the intent of content to Autoplay. INF ‘ file must start with the following line: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. As well as set the icon for the drive. The data on an Enhanced CD can only use short filenames or folder names.


This method too only works on Windows 9 x class systems, and fails on Windows NT 4. However, the system only displays the first 32 characters. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The following is an example of a simple Autorun. You can include it to specify the text that displays in the shortcut menu.

They should be composed in such a way that users can easily identify them. You can include a custom event name in the Autorun. They should indicate the application to be run, the company that created it, and any associated branding. The shellexecute command is more flexible than the open command and will allow you to open nearly any file on a PC in its native application, so can shellexecuhe used for PDFs, Word files, web pages and movies where the open command would not work.

Creating an AutoRun-Enabled Application (Windows)

Note It is possible to put a value in the LabelText parameter which exceeds 32 characters and receive no error message. There are five commands available. Brian Cryer is a dedicated software developer and webmaster. The open entry specifies the path and file name of the application that AutoRun launches when a user inserts a disc in the drive.

Creating an AutoRun-enabled application is a straightforward procedure. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. It is therefore good practice to provide instructions so that users know how to start your CD, eg tell them to open file index. The Content section allows authors to communicate the type and intent of content to AutoPlay without AutoPlay having to examine the media.

Also, when you are using our utility 1st AutoRun Express to create autorun cd, then you may test how autorun will run directly from inside the program.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They consist of one or more sections, each headed by a name enclosed in square brackets. If it is an executable file, it is launched. There is no way to check if, for example, DOC file can be opened. How to autorun documents hassle-free? Also it specifies that Windows should use first icon from Setup. Specifies a text label to represent the drive in the Windows user interface.


Use of this section is intended to allow content authors both to communicate the intent of content to Autoplay and to shorten its scan time by limiting the scan to certain significant areas of the media.

Verbs must not contain embedded spaces. This parameter associates a command with the executable file name and the menu item. This entry always appears as the first option in the Autoplay dialog and is selected by default. Be aware that the use of ‘ command ‘ and ‘ start ‘ restrict this to machines running Windows. If the user accepts the option, the application specified by the open or shellexecute entry in the media’s Autorun.

Create a CD that will autorun

Post as a guest Name. Windows XP will fully search:. Windows will launch the application associated with shelelxecute file type to open the datafile. The following sample Autorun.

The AutoRun component was introduced in Windows 95 as a way of reducing support costs. The first icon stored within setup. It can contain spaces and should be no longer than 32 characters. You can start one or many documents, display a menu if required.

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