.inf file extension
- Information file (used in Windows).
- A file commonly found in the top level directory of CDs
(data CDs not audio CDs). If the file exists then when the CD is loaded
into a pc it is automatically read and commands in it are executed. The
file is named autorun because it provides a means to make a CD
automatically load and run software. This is commonly used by
installation CDs to provide a prompt asking whether to load the software
on the CD.
For more information see:
- www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/howtocacdtwar.htm - How to create a CD that will autorun.
- www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/how_to_test_autorun_without_burning_a_cd.htm - How to test an autorun CD without burning a CD.
- www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/howtocadi.htm - How to change a drive icon, using autorun.inf to change the icon for a CD
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