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Tips & Tricks for USB AutoRun Creator

Tip: How to 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 menus for USB flash drives. When you create an AutoRun menu for a USB flash drive you can create it directly from the CD-Menu Creator editor - you don't need to use the USB AutoRun Creator editor. If you install USB AutoRun Creator on the same computer as CD-Menu Creator, the CD-Menu Creator editor will be extended with new options for creation of AutoRun menus for USB flash drives.

The tip below will show how to create an AutoRun menu via the CD-Menu Creator editor. The tip assumes that you have both USB AutoRun Creator and CD-Menu Creator installed on the same computer. The tip also assumes that you have a USB flash drive plugged into a USB port on your computer (if not, you can do it before you start).
 
 
How to create an AutoRun menu for a USB flash drive
  1. Start the CD-Menu Creator editor.
     
  2. Create a basic menu, for example with 2 buttons and a background picture.
     
  3. Press the Create button. The Create dialog box will now be shown.
     
  4. To the right of the Create in this folder text box, press the Browse button.
     
  5. In the dialog box that is opened, choose the drive letter of your USB flash drive.
    You can choose it in the combo box in the bottom of the dialog box, or just press the USB drive button in the dialog box.
     
  6. Press OK. A drive letter will appear in the Create in this folder text box (for example "G:\").
       
  7. Select (check) the Add AutoRun support for USB flash drives option in the Create dialog box.
     

     
  8. Press the Settings button to the right of the Add AutoRun support for USB flash drives option.
     
  9. If the Place USB Supervisor setup file in this sub folder option in the dialog box is not selected, select it. We want to place the USB Supervisor setup file in a sub folder on the USB flash drive. The USB Supervisor program is used to monitor USB ports and give USB flash drives AutoRun capabilities.
     
  10. Press OK to close the dialog box.
     
  11. Press the Create button to create a menu. All necessary files will be copied to the USB flash drive.
Now you have created an AutoRun menu! You can test that this is working by removing and inserting the USB stick again. The menu should be opened automatically when you insert the USB stick.

If you test this in another computer for the first time, you need to activate AutoRun for that computer before AutoRun can work. The easiest way is to run the menu program MENU.EXE and press the "Activate AutoRun" button in the menu interface. This only need to be done once, thereafter will full AutoRun be supported for USB sticks distributed from you, in that computer. The "Activate AutoRun" button will also be hidded in the future. You can read more about the button on this page.
 
 
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