Thursday, December 1, 2011

Autorun.inf for data cd/dvd

Do you have a data cd or dvd and want a certain file to run when the disc is placed in the cd/dvd drive?
  • There is a special case for software data cds (or dvds). 
  • Data cd/dvd makers (software makers etc): This is how to make and Autorun.inf if you prefer to do it yourself.  This file would be at the root of your disc data content.
  • To make an autorun.inf file, open notepad, and place the two lines

    [autorun]
    OPEN=YourSetupFile.exe

    Then save this file as autorun.inf  This file is saved at the root of the cd/dvd (not in a subfolder)

If you burn all your files to a test cd/dvd and you've correctly written the autorun.inf file, the file you named in the OPEN variable should start when the disc is placed in your drive.

You can specify files other than an .exe file such as a web page like Open=explorer.exe startup.htm

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