Re: Auto-launch manual CD

Subject: Re: Auto-launch manual CD
From: "Rick Stone" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>, "'Bill Swallow'" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:11:15 -0500

Hi all

Just a little tidbit that I don't recall seeing listed among all the links
provided in this thread.

I create autorun files sometimes for Adobe Captivate files. It seems autorun
may fail or have issues with starting something where the file name is
longer than the old DOS 8.3 naming convention. So I regularly advise folks
that are considering autorunning files to ensure that instead of something

My Favorite Movie In the Whole wonderful Wide World.EXE

You name the .EXE file following the DOS 8.3 standard. Perhaps something


As long as autorunning CDs has not been disabled, I've never seen it fail
using the shorter file names.

Cheers... Rick :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: "'Bill Swallow'" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>; <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:16 PM
Subject: RE: Auto-launch manual CD

> Wow that's cool. What other things can be added to the .inf file? Is
> there
> a resource that explains this? What about some of those annoying little
> tidbits that open IE, eventhough FireFox is the default browser? Can you
> force a browser or any other program with a .inf?
> Lauren


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