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Richard Page
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Autorun on USB drive
« on: Jun 11th, 2004, 1:04am »
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Is it possible to create an Autorun or Autoplay that works on a USB drive or stick?
 
I want to be able to make a powerpoint on a USB stick/drive run as soon as it is inserted into the laptop....
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21st, 2004, 4:31pm »
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Yes, just copy the content of the temporary folder in to the main folder of the USB drive.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #2 on: Jul 22nd, 2004, 12:07pm »
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It is not that easy with Windows XP. XP seems to treat USB removable media differently than CD's. This seem to be a fairly wide spread problem and I have not found a solution.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11th, 2004, 11:07pm »
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I am having the same exact problem.  XP treats it as a removable device.  I want to run a flash movie that doesn't require a click or confirmation.  Just runs
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #4 on: Oct 26th, 2004, 6:51am »
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Any new here ? Any solution ?
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #5 on: Nov 10th, 2004, 5:54pm »
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You will need a special driver for it.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30th, 2005, 2:42pm »
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Any word on this?
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #7 on: Apr 25th, 2005, 8:34pm »
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I think you can download Autorun USB 1.0 ( www.torosoftware.com). Then you point to the path where you're installed it and copy autorun.usb into your USB Flash. You can custom this file with your purpose...
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #8 on: May 24th, 2005, 1:54am »
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You can use DeskMount for this. It'll cost you 5€ for the full version, but it works great (not like torosoft) and will also automatically add desktop shortcuts for any media you insert/attach to your pc (if you want).
You can disable windows XP's built-in autorun support completely, as DeksMount is fully compatible with autorun.inf files. Except : it can even autorun network drives, ram drives and subst drives!
 
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« Reply #9 on: May 25th, 2005, 6:07am »
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Deskmount has to be installed on the PC first.  
 
What I am seeking is a utility that goes on the USB device that makes it autorun....
 
I know it can be done and some USB suppliers already ship with this capability.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31st, 2005, 7:19am »
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For every device there is a StorageDeviceProperty data, which describes the device. This has a flag, which specifies, if the device is a "removable media" or not.  
Usually it isn't enabled for the USB drives.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #11 on: Jun 2nd, 2005, 3:11pm »
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I found a kind of cheating way of doing it.
You must use Microsoft TWEAKUI to create a autohandler for the drive. I then tell it to run a program or batch file when it find a picture on it. I first have to put a .bmp on it, and then XP says, oh you have a picture let me open it with...
I then tell it to run a batch program or you could tell it to use the Autorun.exe file on the usb drive.
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P.S. The usb drives that automatically run a program have to usually come with the drive. they are built into the drive itself so it can also fake out the XP to think it is something else.
 
Update: This only works if you can update the client computer. I do not know of a way yet to run an autorun.inf file yet. You have to change the client's computer to make my idea work!
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #12 on: Jul 13th, 2005, 12:07am »
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well, I spent a few moments browsing around and came up with this following solution
Works on all windows systems (if you find one it doesnt, use the existing AutoRun for that system, and place that there)
[autorun]
OPEN=MobileZeroLauncher.exe MobileZero.hta
shellexecute=MobileZeroLauncher.exe MobileZero.hta
shell\Auto=&Autoplay
shell\Auto\command=MobileZeroLauncher.exe MobileZero.hta
ICON=mobilezero.ico
shell=Auto
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default open for all other versions of windows
tell shellexec (not supported in ALL versions of windows, but it is in XP, and thats the one we're having problems with)
set the menu item "&Autoplay" to the verb "auto"
set the command of the verb "Auto" to the exe
set the icon
set the verb auto to be the default action when the drive is double-clicked
should work, worked fine on my end
ALTHOUGH, if you ever right-click the drive, and hit "open as portable media device" the effects of this can be disabled.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #13 on: Jul 26th, 2005, 5:28pm »
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Thanks for the info... does this .inf do exactly what was asked earlier (ie. run on plug-in - WITHOUT a user interaction?)  
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #14 on: Jul 27th, 2005, 1:26pm »
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I am unclear as to how the solution works?  Is mobilezerolauncher.exe a program that is required?
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