Windows 10: USB flash drive autorun an app

Discus and support USB flash drive autorun an app in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I have written an app to teach a blind child braille alphabet. The .exe file is on a flash drive along with support files. and runs the program when... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Luke.Smith, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. USB flash drive autorun an app


    I have written an app to teach a blind child braille alphabet. The .exe file is on a flash drive along with support files. and runs the program when selected. I would like to make it so a blind child can use it because they can't see to select the .exe application. It would be nice if the application would auto run when the flash drive is inserted into the computer. Win 10.


    When I plug in the flash drive the file folder opens. If I turn off that and write an [Autorun] can I get the app to run as soon as the flash drive is plugged into the computer? If yes, what do I put in an autorun.inf or .bat file etc to make it happen?

    The program I want to run is Braille6.exe

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    Luke.Smith, Sep 5, 2018
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  2. Niarod Win User

    USB Autorun each time windows boots?

    If the hard drive is always left plugged-in then i also think you should check the autorun options for that drive...don't necessarily have to turn autorun off completely.
    I don't remember well in Win7, i don't have a machine with that os now in my hands, but i think you should check the properties in the apps bar(right click on it), there are some options that deal separately with each device type (discs, hds, printers etc), among them should be an option about you external usb drive(autorun).

    Otherwise, under devices (start, type devices - not device manager), find listed you ext usb drive and right click on it.There should be all kind of options available with a hd.

    Cheerz
     
    Niarod, Sep 5, 2018
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  3. USB Flash drive made bootable

    Hi Nelson,

    Check if there is any slide switch on the side that provides write protection. It show's a closed and open lock on each side. We suggest to follow these steps below:

    • Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.
    • Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.
    • Find Disk Drives and expand it.
    • Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the
      Properties dialog box.
    • Click Policies tab.
    • By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press
      OK.
    • Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.
    • Select NTFS in the File System field.
    • Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.

    You can also connect the USB drive on a different computer and try formatting.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Sep 5, 2018
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  4. USB flash drive autorun an app

    Windows 10 Autorun?

    Hello,

    As you are asking whether the security of disabling Autorun/Autoplay option from system settings is the same as disabling from the registry and will take affect in the same way. There is no need to worry about virus threats which usually attack from autorun/autoplay.
    If you want to disable autorun/autoplay from registry, follow the steps provided below:

    • Type regedit in the search box and press Enter.
    • Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    • In the right pane of the window create a new DWORD value "NoDriveTypeAutorun".
    • Set the value based on the following requirements:
      • FF – To disable AutoRun on all drives
      • 20 – To disable AutoRun on CD-ROM drives
      • 4 – To disable AutoRun on removable drives
      • 8 – To disable AutoRun on fixed drives
      • 10 – To disable AutoRun on network drives
      • 40 – To disable AutoRun on RAM disks
      • 1 – To disable AutoRun on unknown drives
    • If you want to disable AutoRun on a certain combination of drives, you’ll have to combine their values. For example, if you want to disable AutoRun on CD-ROM and removable drives, set the value of DWORD to 28.
    • If you want to return AutoRun functionality, just delete the NoDriveTypeAutorun DWORD value.

    Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore,
    make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following
    article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Sep 5, 2018
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