Re: auto run file


Hi All

There is a way of autorun from a thumb drive by using the below

Use a U3 smart drive (or similar). These USB drives have a built-in firmware that presents them as CD drive when they are inserted into a computer. These kinds of USB flash drives are not affected by the changes in Windows 7. Autorun will work as it was a CD. U3 smart drives are primarily used to run programs directly from the USB flash drive and are generally not used to install programs. If you only need to run a program locally, and don't need to install, a U3 smart drive can be an option. But if you need to install files or update settings in the operating system (for example in the Registry) a U3 smart drive can not be used. The basic idea of U3 technology is that when the drive is removed from the host computer, there should be no traces left in that computer.

Regards Adrian Pocock

On 22/03/2019 05:32, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Yes. But there are ways, and there are ways.  And as long as you run it on your own computer and put  yourself at risk and not others, then it will still work just as long as you know what you're doing.  Cheers!

On 3/22/2019 11:32 AM, Gene wrote:
Windows doesn't run autorun files automatically any longer from thumb drives as a security measure against malicious code running.  You can run Narrator, run NVDA, then close Narrator.
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Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] auto run file

Hi Keryn.  Here is a sample of an Autorun.inf file.

Copy the below code:


Save the autorun.inf file onto the root of your USB drive.


On 3/22/2019 8:36 AM, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

hi guys
is it possible to create an auto run file to place on a flash drive, so that the portable copy of NVDA will launch as soon as the flash drive is placed into the USB port?
if so how can it be done?

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