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Subject: Re: Using Autorun.inf on an iPod

Re: Using Autorun.inf on an iPod

From: James Teh <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 10:48:38 +1000

You do not need to install autorun.inf files, and in fact, you should
not and cannot do so. This is only for .inf files which install software
or drivers. The autorun.inf file should just run when you connect your
device; I'm not sure why it isn't. Perhaps it doesn't like running batch
files? <shrug>


Mark wrote:
> Hi,
> This question is only indirectly related to RB in that it is about now
> using an iPod as a true "flat file" MP3 player, where the file names are
> still meaningful and so it can make sense to copy files directly to it.
> I hope it isn't too off topic.
> I'm trying to use autorun.inf on my iPod Nano as a way to launch a
> simple automated sync utility I've written (it's a simple batch file).
> Windows XP does see the iPod as a device which has autoplay enabled, and
> I have written a simple autorun.inf file to launch this app, but every
> time I try to "install" from the file menu (that is the way of running
> the .inf file), I get an error message telling me that the "install"
> failed, i.e. my program did not start.
> I can launch the batch file from Windows Explorer, but that is a manual
> way of doing something I had hoped would be automatic.
> any ideas on why it seems that an autorun.inf file does not work on the
> iPod?
> Thanks,
> Mark

James Teh
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Received on 2006-06-05

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