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What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Suppose someone wants me to copy some files to their USB stick. I'm running fully-patched Windows 7 x64 with AutoRun disabled (via Group Policy). I insert the USB drive, open it in Windows Explorer ...
0
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1answer
100 views

Open PDF when USB is plugged in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a PDF file on an USB drive (named test.pdf placed in root). How do I get it to open automatically as soon as I plug in the USB drive? No dialog or anything, just open the PDF directly after the ...
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0answers
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How to make USB stick to appear CD ROM

How I can make my memory stick have two partitions like this force-ably so that i can have a read-only part of my memory stick that also runs the auto-run automatically in Windows? There is a same ...
2
votes
1answer
306 views

USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
2
votes
2answers
850 views

Adding options to USB Flash Drive's autostart menu

When I insert my USB Flash Drive into my computer, I always get this little autostart popup: I was wondering, how to add elements to that list using the autorun.inf file? I know it's possible, ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Writing autorun.inf file for USB drive [duplicate]

I would like to write an autorun.inf file for my USB pen. My current autorun.inf file contains the following. However, it is NOT doing anything. [autorun] icon=drum.ico label=New label for drive ...
8
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2answers
38k views

usb flash drive contents replaced with a single shortcut

I was confused when I opened my flash drive all I saw was a shortcut with its target as C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe ~$WO.FAT32,_ldr@16 desktop.ini RET TLS " " You may refer to the images I ...
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votes
2answers
362 views

load USB drive as CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB Stick act like a CD After reading the comments below, it seems that Windows 7 only supports the label and icon entries. I followed the link they commented and ...
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4answers
8k views

Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7

The following was mentioned in a post regarding autorunning from a flash drive: "To get autorun working under Windows 7 requires special firmware on the drive and/or some specialty software ...
0
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1answer
239 views

I'm getting a strange popup when USB flash drives are plugged in

Is anyone familiar with the following problem? How can I diagnose this further the next time I see it? I'm getting a strange popup whenever any type of USB removable storage device is plugged into a ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Autorun file on USB drive in OS X

I would like to have my USB flash drive auto-run a file on it when plugged in.
4
votes
3answers
15k views

Make a USB stick act like a CD

I used to have a U3 memory stick that came with two partitions, the FAT32 one with data and one that acted like a CD drive so that the executable in it ran automatically under Windows. How can I make ...
4
votes
2answers
374 views

USB flash drive autorun

It is possible to use autorun.inf on a CD rom to make it run an exe without prompting the user but the same is not possible on a USB drive. Why? If its possible, how? On a USB drive it just prompts ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

Disable AutoRun for specific external drive

I have an external USB hard drive with two partitions on it. Every time my computer boots up Windows 7, I get two autorun popup windows. This is annoying; I'd like Windows to just mount the partitions ...
1
vote
1answer
483 views

How to stop any dialog windows from showing when inserting a USB drive in Windows?

1) I just found a really interesting program that allows me to use a USB drive as a windows login key. It is called Rohos Logon Key. IF I remobve my USB drive/key from the PC then I can have the PC ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Open PDF when USB is plugged in

I have a PDF file on an USB drive. How do I get it to open automatically when I plug in the USB drive? No dialog or anything, just open the PDF directly after the UBS drive is plugged in. Let's say we ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Is it possible to run an Automator workflow when a USB device is connected?

I would like to run an Automator workflow every time I connect a certain thumbdrive to my OS X Snow Leopard system. This workflow will copy certain files from my hard drive onto the thumb drive. I ...