AUTORUN.INF file - Help in deciphering and making it work

My autorun.inf contains the following:


Shouldn't it start running as soon as I close the CD drawer?
What do the two commands above do?
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Are you running the free version of Autorun to create this inf?

If so, then
won't work

Copy the AutorunPro.EXE to the root, and the autorun.inf will then have:



See for more details

You can also use

If the above is not an option, try keeping the html file in the root and modify the inf to reflect that.
Alternatively, you could try saving the html as an hta

Is the PC set to autorun from CD?
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
the pc is set to autorun from CD.
What does the ICON = command do?
small detail - it changes the icon of the drive to the custom one that you choose
Jackie ManCommented:
You may need to download and install the "Enable Fix It" under the section of "...How to disable or enable all Autorun features in Windows 7 and other operating systems...Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003,or Windows XP" in the link below.
Hi brothertruffle.

If this CD is going to be redistributed, then foget about autorun.  Most computers these days have it disabled and it is an unfair expectation for them to enable it.

If you must, or if the viewers are going to be expecting the CD to autorun, then change your forward slashes to backslashes in autorun.inf and remove the surrounding quotes.  This is a program command, not a web address.

If that doesn't work, then try changing:
You never know, that may just call the associated application, but even if it works on one operating system it probably won't work on others.

I would actually suggest creating an informative introductory interface that the user clicks to open the HTML file.  Without any programming knowledge this small free program allows you to create an EXE file to launch the file of choice.
I think it is more professional and universal.

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Thank you brothertruffle
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