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A friend of mine is using Nero Express. She would like to burn a cd with a pdf on it, and have the cd automatically open the pdf file when the cd is inserted into a machine running Windows.

Is there a way to achieve this using Nero Express or in general? Would this have to be achieved using autorun.inf?

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You simply need to create an autorun.inf file and place it in the root directory on the CD. For example:

[autorun]
open=MyPDF.pdf
label=My Product Catalogue
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This'll look awkward on the few computers without a PDF viewer. Any way to alternatively specify e.g. a portable PDF viewer on the CD if no default is present? –  Daniel Beck Mar 25 '11 at 9:22
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If you can find one (I don't know of any but there probably is one) then just use open=\path\to\pdf\viewer.exe \path\to\PDFfile.pdf in the autorun.inf Doon't specify drive letters and it should be relative to the root of the CD drive the disk is inserted into. –  Majenko Mar 25 '11 at 9:23
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