Can I create an autorun CD for my programs

  plsndrs3 12:31 06 Feb 2004

Hi everyone,

I have a collection of a lot of freeware programs collected over time that are burnt to CD for later use - usually after a format or used as a PC recovery for friends. I currently have to open windows explorer, open the CD & find the executable file I need.

Is there any way, using Nero 5 or XP home, that I can create a CD that autoruns into either the Windows Explorer interface or opens similar to the style of the free CDs on magazines?

Thanks in advance for any guidance on this.



  Djohn 12:39 06 Feb 2004

Hi Paul. Not sure why, but all CD's I make with Nero, auto-run when inserted. Are you sure the auto-run feature of your drive is enabled?

  Belatucadrus 12:49 06 Feb 2004
  duckers 13:00 06 Feb 2004

make a file called Autorun.inf, in the file have:

open=<program name to run>
icon=<the icon you want the CD-ROM to display>

put this on the CD when you burn it, windows look sfor autorun.inf when a CD is loaded.
You dont really need the icon, its like when office is inserted your CD-ROM drive icon changes to an office icon,,

  Switcher 13:02 06 Feb 2004


  plsndrs3 13:32 06 Feb 2004

Djohn - I realise what you mean, but that is not really what I want. Looking for an interfac kind of thing along the lines of the suggestion from Belatucadrus which looks very good; will try later

duckers - thanks for that. What if I have more than one program on the disk, can I insert multiple icons?

Thanks to all & will tick as resolved.


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