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The procedure of automatically invoking an appropriate application when a drive is mounted.

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How can I find out what is causing cmd.exe to be called on startup?

Lately I've noticed that every time I boot up my computer a cmd window pops up trying to open some long-uninstalled software. I was able to use Procmon to find out what the actual commands being ...
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Delete the autorun key from the command processor in the registry

Every time I tried to run cmd recently it would just pop-up and close immediately, and only Powershell worked on my PC. I found a solution that asked me to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
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How to re-enable drivers on not bootable Windows 10?

I have used Sysinternals Autoruns and disabled some intel drivers from autorun (similar to msconfig), after which my Windows 10 instance won't boot (blue screen) and Win 10 Install USB can't autofix ...
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Auto type in Powershell

I wanted my computer to auto-type every x number of seconds. I have this script but I can't get this to work: param($minutes = 180) $myshell = New-Object -com "Wscript.Shell" for ($i = 0; $...
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Please help me understand basics of running a WinXP cd copy from the cloud. please

In 2001, a hospital made several cds with my eeg/mri/pet scan data. I couldn't image needing this data again, so I saved my cd copies to the cloud and discarded the cds. Now I need to present these cd ...
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How to execute autorun.inf Manually

I have an ISO file (I'm using Widows 10) that I mount as a drive, and it has an autorun.inf file. How can I make windows run the script in it, so I don't have to open it in Notepad, see what it is ...
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Powershell Running Automatically In Admin Mode

For a few days now, a Powershell window pops up, and runs in administrator mode. I have no idea why. I have tried checking if any Windows Services were edited around the date this started happening. ...
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How to delete WOW64 related entries with Autoruns?

I have the following entries in Autoruns, but can't delete them because of access denied error What are them and how to force? Am running Autoruns as administrator.
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Adding custom text after portable USB drive letter

Kinda fancy question, but how can I add custom text after portable drive letter name? My DVD has the following name pattern: Label (DriveLetter:) CustomText But my other USB portable drive has: ...
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"This PC" window opens automatically after login

Every time I boot my laptop "This PC" window opens. I downloaded Autoruns unchecked all the entries on the Logon tab. I checked in Settings - Personalization - Start - 'Choose which ...
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How to automatically transfer folder(or file) from USB to PC with autorun?

I'm trying to create simple command that will automatically copy specific folder from USB when its pluged in to desktop.
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Autorun program hidden from Task Manager

Is there are way to Autorun an executable on Windows at system startup, using the registry, or anything else which hides the start entry from the Task Manager?
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What command line options do I use to open VLC, play a single video and then close?

I'm building an autorun menu in Compact Autorunner to open a series of training videos on a USB stick to send out to sites with unreliable net connections. The idea is that the users will click the ...
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Inserting USB with autorun.inf

If i don't have autoplay on, but i still open folder to view files of that USB stick, will the autorun.inf file be executed anyway with autoplay option disabled? Does autorun.inf only gets executed ...
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What’s the difference between autoplay and autorun?

Does autoplay in settings>devices is the same thing as autorun that allows programs with autorun.inf on USB stick to install automatically?
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in Windows boot

In Windows; I am using VMware Workstation 16 Player non-commercial version that has anUbuntu Instance. When Windows booted, I want my Ubuntu Instace to start running automatically as well. Is it ...
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Why is it that a tool like sysinternals Autoruns might not know the location of a startup?

From the help file for autoruns: Note: before you send e-mail reporting what you believe to be an auto-start location that's overlooked by Autoruns, please make sure that Autoruns doesn't cover it and ...
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automatically runs shell script at startup (Kali Linux)

how can i auto run or auto start bash script after rebooting? here is my simple script: #!/bin/bash sleep 1 && xtrlock the script basically locks my screen and mouse but not my keyboard
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Registry defined autoruns ignored

The autoruns defined in the registry key HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run aren't executed at login as they should. Account has admin privileges. System wide Autoruns at HKLM\SOFTWARE\...
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Startup .bat throws "cannot find the path specified" error

I've seen there are a plethora of different posts and solutions regarding this specific issue, yet for some reason after implementing nearly all the results I've come across I'm still maddeningly ...
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Autorun.inf | mention full path to icon file

I'm trying to set an .ico file as my USB flash drive icon. Icon is located at this path: C:\Users\Ahsan\Pictures\gear.ico What i want is: when the USB is connected to my laptop (running windows 10),...
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Disable AutoRun feature - Windows 10

Since the key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor doesn't exist anymore. How can I modify the AutoRun value? Additional info: Windows 10 Education - Version 1909(OS Build 18363.720)
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

Edition: Windows 10 Home | Version: 1909 | OS build: 18363.693. Just came across a specific process group on Windows 10, in the Task Manager. It is known as UWP and represented with a leaf, as one ...
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A new file explorer window open every time I start CMD

Every time I run CMD.exe, a new Window Explorer opens. I already checked the AutoRun registry and it's empty. And I already made a check of virus and malware, but nothing showed up. My Command ...
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What is the default registry value for Command Processor's Autorun?

Every time I tried to run cmd recently it would just pop-up and close immediately, and only Powershell worked on my pc. I found a solution that asked me to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
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how to automatically run a batch file when USB drive inserted in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I've created an autorun.inf file in my USB drive with the following code: [autorun] open=launch.bat However, when I connect the USB drive to my PC (running Windows 10), the file launch.bat doesn't ...
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Autorun an HTML file from a DVD disc

I need to autorun an HTML file in Internet Explorer (only) from a DVD disc. The file is in the root of the disc. How can I achieve this? This is the autorun.inf file: [autorun] open=iexpore -k ...
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Why does most of autorun actions doesn't work in windows 10?

Note: this is only for educational purposes. Basically I have created a simple autorun.inf file and placed it in my USB Drive with below options: [AUTORUN] OPEN=file.bat SHELLEXECUTE=file.bat ICON=...
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How do I run cmd as admin from a batch file without clicking yes or no

How do I run cmd as admin from a batch file without clicking yes or no. I have figured out how to auto run a bat file from a USB, now all I need to figure out is how to run cmd as admin without ...
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Is there any way to force a system to launch an app from a pendrive?

I need to write an app that will be launched after plugging in a pendrive without the user interference.  (The app will be on the pen drive.)  I know that Windows blocks the autorun.inf execution ...
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How to make an autorun folder

I need to make something with a folder to have all relevant files in it and then run stuff. I have some Excel sheets that need some helping files with it. I need to share it with others but (to avoid ...
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Powershell Convert new files to tiff

I have a powershell script that I frankensteined together that looks at a folder for newly added files, then moves those files to another folder that then gets converted using ghostscript to a .tif. ...
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Is there an autoexit for cmd.exe like there is an autorun?

In windows when you create a value autorun in registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor and set it to, say, echo Hello from autorun, invoking cmd.exe will, on invocation, ...
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NoDriveTypeAutorun registry key missing from Windows 10

I want to add a few lines to a script with the capacity to enable/disable the Autorun feature. It's not a new concept. It's been covered countless times before, including here on StackExchange, and ...
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How can I create a autorun.inf for executables in subdirectory, with parameters, on windows 10?

I'm trying to configure autorun.inf on a DRIVE_REMOVABLE tagged USB flashdrive to run an .exe file from a subdirectory with parameters. So far I have had no luck using the information provided by ...
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Using autorun to automatically open vbscript

I want autorun.inf to change my USB icon and automatic open VBScript. Here is my first autorun (this one works fine) [autorun] Label=Faisal icon=System32.ico Here is my second autorun [autorun] ...
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Why file content is not remain after unmount a drive in linux?

I wrote a script on bashrc.cmd from my windows 10 to activate my virtual environment automatically. I pointed the path of bashrc.cmd into AutoRun according to this post. bashrc.cmd @echo off CD dev-...
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How to change the icon for a BitLocker encrypted Drive Icon in Windows 10

I've followed several guides for changing the icon of a USB drive, but none of them seems to work. My drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I can't get the icon to use my .ico file regardless of whether ...
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How to run a batch or exe file when clicking to enter a drive or execute itself in windows

Although a batch file with executable commands could be run in different ways, I wonder if there is a way like making "autorun.Inf", which is disabled in windows,to run that "bat" or it's "exe" file ...
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How to block USB media on a Windows 10 machine?

I would like to block a USB device even if its drivers are installed on the computer. That is to say, I want to plugin the media and nothing happens so that a normal user is not allowed to see, write, ...
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Change default action for DVD drive

In File Explorer, when I right-click my DVD drive, "Install or run program from your media" is highlighted. When I double-click my DVD drive, it runs the executable specified in AUTORUN.INF. How do I ...
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Stop adding unwanted processes to autorun after program update

1. Summary I install program → I remove program/service of program from autorun → I update program → program/service in autorun again. How I can remove process from Windows autorun preventively, ...
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Removing an autorun application (in Windows 10)

I have installed Check Point Endpoint Security VPN on my Windows 10 (x64) machine. The software automatically loads on start up - which I do not want. However, the software is not listed in the task ...
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Program starts with Windows even though it is not listed in autostart

I installed the vpn service from hide.me a couple of days ago. I noticed that it is starting with Windows every time so I removed it from autostart in the task-manager and restarted the computer to ...
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Boot Windows XP or 7 directly into an application WITHOUT DISPLAYING ANYTHING OF WINDOWS (such as progress bar, "Welcome" screen, mouse cursor etc)?

Basically what I want to do is for Windows to load and then boot directly into an application in fullscreen mode, but before the application launches I want absolutely nothing of Windows to show. So I ...
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How to auto run a single file program silently

First of all, apology if this question has been already asked. I saw similar questions on the Internet but none of the answers work in my case. I look after a call center with 50 odd PCs (running ...
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Reboot into USB stick on insert

I would like to be able to insert a USB drive that, on insert, would reboot the computer into an operating system housed on the USB drive. The OS would be Linux-based. I would also like this to be ...
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How do I stop MediaMonkey from forcing itself as the device's default AutoPlay behaviour?

Whenever I plug my phone into my computer, MediaMonkey opens with it and starts to scan the device for music. The usual way to disable this behaviour is via the AutoPlay menu under the Control Panel, ...
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Outlook 2016 Run a script option missing

i tried to add my script to auto download attachments which were coming to me to a specific folder which will be further processed by Excel Macro. but i don't any option to add script in rules. May be ...
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Autorun a video on a USB drive running a portable copy of VLC

I have been working on a film project for a customer who wants me to deliver the content to his clients (all using Windows) on a number of USB drives. He wants me to set up the drive in such a way ...
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