Tips & Tricks for USB AutoRun Creator

Tip: How to make a document open automatically

In this tip we showed how to make a program run automatically when a USB stick is plugged in a USB port. Below we will show how to do the same with a PDF document.
How to create an AutoRun USB flash drive where a document opens automatically:

  1. Start the USB AutoRun Creator editor.
  2. To the right of the Program to run or document to open automatically (source file path) text box, press the Select button.
  3. Browse for a PDF file that you want to be opened automatically on the USB flash drive.
  4. Press the USB Settings button.
  5. Select the Place USB Supervisor setup file in this sub folder and Place STARTAPP.EXE / STARTDOC.EXE in a sub folder instead of the root folder options in the dialog box, if they are not selected. We want to place these files in sub folders.
  6. Press OK to close the dialog box.
  7. To the right of the Create in this drive or folder text box, press the Browse button.
  8. 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.
  9. Press OK. A drive letter will appear in the Create in this drive or folder text box, like:

  10. Press the Create button to create. All necessary files will be copied to the USB flash drive.

Now you can check the result by removing and inserting the USB stick again. The document should be opened automatically when you insert the USB stick. If you test in another computer, read this page first.

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