CD Autorun



Hi, I am wanting to write some of my software onto a CD, but I was wondering how I could setup a program to auto-run when the CD is entered into the CD-ROM drive.

I have the program ready, I was wondering how I set it up to start automatically.

Many Thanks in Advance.
John O’Donnell


take a look at any games cd (for example, Unreal tournament),

on the root of the cd is a file called

autorun.inf (i think or autoexec.inf cant remember just of the top of my head)

when u right click on it, a menu comes up, choose edit

in there are several lines of text… that should give u a clear idea of how it works

basically the line


is the icon to replace the cd icon on mycomputer etc… pretty obvious… have fun


“It’s better to be THOUGHT of as an Idiot, rather than speak out and remove all doubt!” - ChaseZero


You can use the prog called Auto Menu Studio pro ‘AMS’, you can find it on Twilight 38. It’s simple to use


ChaseZero, you forgot the most important line…open=
here it is, the complete autorun.inf contents to do it

open = folder\your.exe
icon = your.ico

if your.exe is in the root of the cd, skip ‘folder’. You can also take the icon of the exe, replace ‘your.ico’ by ‘folder\your.exe’