Autorun a .txt or .html

I searched google for days looking for a simple way to have an html file launch from the autorun file on my cd-r's. I was going crazy until I landed at After clicking around waiting for the "catch" I found out it was free, simple and exactly what I was looking for.

Not only is this the best solution available, it's FREE! thanks to

I was interested in learning how to do this so I could make interactive holiday cards for family members. I created a small website with images, music, and information then burned it to CD along with the autorun & shellexe file. A family member just needs to insert the CD into the cd-rom drive and the index page is launched automatically. Anyone who has surfed the web should have no problem navigating around your work of art. Another use for this would be so you could have a readme.txt file launch when the disk is inserted. A list of files on the disk? You decide!

How To launch a txt or html file with the autorun.inf:

Click the icon below and choose "save this file to disk". Unzip it and you will find two files. shellexe.exe and autorun.inf.

Copy shellexe.exe to the root folder of the CD. I included the autorun file to show an example of the command needed to launch the txt document.


Autorun.inf Commands

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