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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Please consult the Microsoft documentation for more details. INF file is located in the root folder of a CD.

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 autorun.inr media. You can include a custom event name in the Autorun. The file name specified with this command must be located in the same directory as the file name specified by the open command.

Autorun.inf Entries

An entry consists of a key and autorn.inf value. If no DriverPath entry is provided in the [DeviceInstall] section or the DriverPath entry has no value, then that drive is skipped during a search for driver files.


A path to a directory that Windows searches for driver files, along with all of its subdirectories. The label entry specifies a text label which represents the AutoRun-enabled drive in the Windows user interface.

Limits AutoPlay’s content search to only those folders listed, and their subfolders. However, if you want shelkexecute launch a document e. For information on how you can register an application as a handler for your custom AutoPlay content event, see Auto-launching with AutoPlay or How to Register an Event Handler.

– Wikipedia

Sign up using Facebook. When a user right-clicks the drive icon, a shortcut menu appears. Each section contains a series of commands that will be run by the Shell when the disc is inserted. Copy your autorun CD contents into the specific folder on your CD.

The string displayed in the Autoplay dialog is constructed by combining the text specified in the action entry uatorun.inf hard-coded text naming the provider, provided by the Shell. This topic is a reference for the entries that can be used in an Autorun. How to Implement Autorun Startup Applications.

– Commands

Windows will launch the application associated with that file type to open the datafile. You can start one or many documents, display a menu if required.

If the executable contains more than one icon then an optional index field can be specified to indicate which icon to use:. Let’s it be “C: These approaches, which all have various limitations, include: Our test configuration consisted of a Windows 98 system with Internet Explorer 5.


There is no way to force your users to use AutoRun. You will not see verb unless Menu Text is omitted from Autorun. Specifies the command that is to be autorun when the CD is first inserted.

Click OK and after this command you will find a new drive O: However these are long outdated and not described here.

Create a CD that will autorun

Is this page helpful? If you use shellexecute to autorun documents you can not ensure that user will have the appropriate software to read your document on their computers.

For instance, a CD can be categorized as containing only music content even though it also has pictures and videos and would otherwise be seen as having mixed content.

Download Purchase Support Company. Note It is possible to put a value in the LabelText parameter which exceeds 32 characters and receive no error message. Following are the sections and keys allowed in a valid autorun.

A CD contains three files: A registry setting can be used to disable AutoRun. MenuText can be mixed-case and can contain spaces. We appreciate your feedback. Click Start Run then type in regedit. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat