USB AutoRun Creator - The comeback of AutoRun for USB flash drives


 SamLogic Newsletter - Special 1 (of 2) - USB AutoRun Creator

CONTENT

Foreword
SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator
Tip: How to create an AutoRun USB flash drive
Tip: How to specify a text label and choose an icon
Tip: How to make a document open automatically
Tip: How to create an AutoRun menu for a USB flash drive


FOREWORD

This is the first special newsletter of two for those who had downloaded a trial version of USB AutoRun Creator from SamLogic Software. The newsletters will contain articles and practical tips about the product.

First in this newsletter, you can read more about USB AutoRun Creator - the tool that makes it possible to use the Windows AutoRun function with USB flash drives again. We have also included 4 tips that show how to use the tool.

If you have questions about SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator, please feel free to contact me. If you want to read number 2 in this series with newsletters about USB AutoRun Creator, it is available here:
 
Two versions of USB AutoRun Creator - What is the difference?
 
 
Sincerely,
Anders Persson
SamLogic Software

SAMLOGIC USB AUTORUN CREATOR

We have had many questions, about why the AutoRun function does not work with USB flash drives anymore and if it's possible to make it work again?

After a lot of testing we found a method that will give back AutoRun capabilities to USB flash drives. It was also important to not reduce the security level because security was the reason why Microsoft removed the AutoRun function. Our method will enable AutoRun again for USB flash drives without compromising the security.

How does it work?

Many people do not want AutoRun to work for every USB stick that they plug into the computer's USB port. But what about if the AutoRun only works for some specific USB sticks from sources you trust, and a system checks that no (automatically) executed program can be changed after creation? Many people want to have it in this way, and this is how our product USB AutoRun Creator works.

The end-user must install a special program in the computer the first time he/she receives the USB stick. But thereafter, full AutoRun will be supported for this USB stick and all other USB sticks that are send to him/her from the same source (from a specific company).

Before USB AutoRun Creator executes a program automatically, it checks that the program file has not been changed or replaced, using various methods. If any changes are detected, the program will not start. This solution makes it impossible for viruses or malware to hijack a program and infect a computer this way. But AutoRun will still be 100% supported for allowed programs.

When should I use USB AutoRun Creator?
Using USB AutoRun Creator can be a good idea if it is likely that same USB stick will be plugged into a USB port many times, or if you plan to distribute more than one USB stick to a user. As mentioned above, the first time the USB stick is inserted into a USB port, a program must be installed, so if the user is only expected to use the USB stick once, there is no need for the USB AutoRun Creator. But, in situations where the same USB stick will be used repeatedly, or the user receives more than one USB stick from the same source, USB AutoRun Creator will make it much easier for the user to locate programs, documents, videos etc. on the USB stick.

Examples of Uses
Some examples of uses for USB AutoRun Creator are distribution of: corporate and product presentations, large media-rich reports, vendor price lists, special customer information (e.g. personal health records), portable applications and software updates.

Use it standalone or together with CD-Menu Creator
USB AutoRun Creator can be used standalone or together with our menu designer tool CD-Menu Creator. By installing USB AutoRun Creator on a computer that already has CD-Menu Creator installed, you will extend CD-Menu Creator functionality, making it capable of creating AutoRun menus for USB flash drives.

More information and a trial
More information about
USB AutoRun Creator, and a 30-days trial version, is available here:

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator - Product page
SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator - Overview

TIP: HOW TO CREATE AN AUTORUN USB FLASH DRIVE

In this issue of our newsletter we have included 4 tips for USB AutoRun Creator.
 
In the first tip we show how to use USB AutoRun Creator to create an AutoRun USB flash drive, and add a program that will be launched automatically, when the USB flash drive is plugged into a USB port of a computer:

How to create an AutoRun USB flash drive

TIP: HOW TO SPECIFY A TEXT LABEL AND CHOOSE AN ICON

This tip shows how to use USB AutoRun Creator to specify a text label for the USB flash drive. The tip also explains how to specify your own icon for a USB flash drive:

How to specify a text label and choose an icon

TIP: HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENT OPEN AUTOMATICALLY
 
This tip shows how to use USB AutoRun Creator to make a PDF document on a USB stick open automatically, when the stick is plugged into a USB port of a computer:

How to make a document open automatically
 

CREATE AUTORUN MENUS WITH CD-MENU CREATOR

With CD-Menu Creator you can create an autorun / autoplay menu interface for a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. From a menu users can run programs, open documents, play movies, open web pages etc.

The program is very easy to use and useful if you distribute software via a CD, DVD or USB stick. CD-Menu Creator can also be used to distribute product and company presentations, and electronic documentation like PDF and Word files.

Read more about SamLogic CD-Menu Creator

TIP: CREATE AN AUTORUN MENU FOR A USB FLASH DRIVE
 
USB AutoRun Creator can be used together with our menu designer tool CD-Menu Creator to create AutoRun menu interfaces for USB flash drives. This tip will show you how to create an AutoRun menu via the CD-Menu Creator editor.
 
 
 
The tip requires that both SamLogic CD-Menu Creator and SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator are installed on the same computer:

How to create an AutoRun menu for a USB flash drive
 
  
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