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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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There are three file type keys: Folders listed in this section, and their subfolders, are ignored by Autoplay when searching a media for content. It is possible to put a value in the LabelText parameter which exceeds 32 characters and receive no error message.

– Commands

The mere existence of an autorun. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. The menu text is “Read Me”, and ‘M’ is defined as the item’s shortcut key. You can include it to specify the text that displays in the shortcut menu. It associates a string, called a verbwith the application to launch when the command runs. The DriverPath entry specifies a directory autorin.inf search recursively for driver files.

The icon is displayed next to it.

Autorun.inf Entries

This command also executes when the user double-clicks the drive’s icon. Finally, programmers might like to know that AutoRun can also be disabled by the program that controls the foreground window by handling the “QueryCancelAutoPlay” Windows message. If a file contains more than one icon image, specify the resource number index of the icon in the file to use, e.


Another proposed solution has been to use the Windows Script Host to interface with the command processor shellexeute JScript or VBScript, which avoids the opening of the shell window, but adds a new limitation: Stop spending hours making an autorun CD! They should indicate the application to be run, the company that created it, and any associated branding.

Views Read Edit View history. It can contain spaces and should be no longer than 32 characters. Specify a relative path no drive letters! The Open key can only be used to run an executable, not a document file.

Autorn.inf one of these contents is set to false through one the case-insensitive values 0, n, no, f, or false, the Autoplay UI does not display the handlers associated with that content type even if content of that type is detected on the media. Another problem is that you can not start more than one document on CD insertion.

Creating an AutoRun-Enabled Application

This article compares various approaches which do not resort to third-party add-ons. Then use shell to make it the default shortcut menu command.

This parameter associates a command with the executable file name and the menu item. On Windows Vista or Windows 7, this entry causes any actions specified for AutoRun by shellexeucte either the open or shellexecute entries to be suppressed from the Windows AutoPlay dialog. My code in the autorun.


How to autorun documents hassle-free? MenuBox was designed to overcome all of the above limitations, plus several other potential problems, while at the same time implementing powerful additional features not found in other tools. This topic is a reference for the entries that can be used in an Autorun. If the executable contains more than one icon then an optional index field can be specified to indicate which icon to use:. Shelldxecute you can ensure that users will have the appropriate software on their computers!

This topic uses CD-ROM as an example it was the first medium to implement this technology but today there are many different media types that can use it.

To test AutoRun you need to have it enabled on your computer. Specifies the name of the shellxeecute file that will be used by explorer as the auyorun.inf for that CD.

The Content section allows authors to communicate the type and intent of content to AutoPlay without AutoPlay having to examine the media.