An age old question. Create a file called Autorun. The file should contain text like [autorun] OPEN=browserstart.exe start.html The above will run the program browserstart.exe with input start.html. We use it to put up a starting HTML page when the CD is inserted. (It doesn't always work. This is acually trickier to do than you'd think, if you want to handle multiple OS and program support.)
Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit
Where does one go to solve the "trickier" problems of initiating AUTO RUN from a CD-ROM? I would like to create presentations in HTML and burn them on CD-ROMs, but I have not been able to find a robust solution for enabling the completed CD-ROM to auto load for my clients, e.g., the index page. I'm a graphics designer, not a programmer, so I'm interested in finding a solution that I can use confidently. Overall, your solution, "OPEN=browserstart.exe start.html", seem straight forward, but your subsequent advice (caution) seems daunting. Isn't there a way to anticipate the various systems requirements needed and then supplying multiple lines of code for covering the various option requirements? Thanks,
Ed012, Welcome to JavaRanch. Please adjust your displayed name to meet the JavaRanch Naming Policy. You can do so here. Even though you dug this thread out of the IDEs forum, I'm going to close it here and move it to General Computing. Happy posting.