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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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. If it is omitted, verb is displayed. If it does, the system searches for a autorun.knf named Autorun.

A string that contains the fully qualified path of the directory that contains the data or executable file. As Windows has a case-insensitive view of filenamesthe autorun.

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This parameter associates a command with the executable file name and the menu item. To test AutoRun you need to have it enabled on shlelexecute computer. The Open key can only be used to run an executable, not a document file. Open statement does not open the associated file, but only executable and html-files.

Microsoft’s original AutoRun specification, first was first implemented in Autorun.inf 95, defined how executable files e. A similar method which is sometimes proposed as a solution to AutoRun HTML and other files is the invocation of a batch file, e. To remove substitution later please use the following command: Fully qualified path of an executable file that runs when the CD is inserted. Contains any additional parameters that should be passed to ShellExecuteEx. When a user right-clicks the drive icon, a shortcut menu appears.


To autorun a document instead of a program, you should use shellexecute command instead of open command. 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. Remarks You can include a custom event name in the Autorun.

Autorun.inf – Commands

When a user inserts a disc into a CD-ROM drive on a AutoRun-compatible computer, the system immediately checks to see if the disc has a personal computer file system. Engineering Windows 7 blog. A text string containing the name of the AutoPlay content event.

The following sample Autorun. The verb and its associated menu command must be defined in the Autorun. AutoRun enabled application CD-ROMs to automatically launch a program which could then guide the user through the installation process. Click OK and after this command you will find a new drive O: These approaches, which all have various limitations, include:.

– How to autorun DOC, HTML, PDF, PPT and any other document?

If it does not find one, it uses the information in the [autorun] section. This value should be found in this key: Therefore, do not use this format if you want to be sure that your data is available. This might be because they are concerned about viruses.


True can be represented by true1yest or y. Is this page helpful? The action and icon keys together define the representation of the application that is seen by the end user in the Shellexefute dialog. INF file tells Windows to run Setup.

This command also executes when the user double-clicks the drive’s icon. When UseAutoPlay is used, any action specified by the open or shellexecute entries in Autorun. If no path is specified, the file must be in the drive’s root directory. An entry consists of a key and a value. If one of these contents is set to true through one the case-insensitive values 1, y, sehllexecute, t, or true, the Autoplay UI displays the handlers associated with that content type regardless of whether content of that type exists on the media.

Use of this section is shellexecut to allow content authors to communicate the intent of content to Autoplay. How an inf file is handled depends on the version of Windows in use, the volume drive type and certain Registry settings. INF and when you double-click its icon it will autorun.

Click Start Run then type in regedit. It can then include any of the following optional commands – with each command placed on a separate line:. Each section contains a series of commands that determine how the Autorun operation takes place.

A text string containing the label.