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Open arbitrary documents when inserting a CD (MS-Windows)

Johan Vromans
Software & Tools

shellrun.exe is a tiny program, intended to automatically open an HTML document upon CD insertion. Other documents may work as well.

To use it:

  • Place the desired HTML document on the CD
  • Place shellrun.exe on the CD
  • Create an AUTORUN.INF in the root of the CD with the following contents (without indentation):
  •    [Autorun]
       open=path\to\shellrun.exe path\to\document.html

In most cases, it is convenient to place shellrun.exe and the startup document in the root of the CD.

Microsoft Windows 95 and later
Current version
Source (zip)

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software/sw_shellrun.html last modified 19:22:52 07-Jul-2004