FAQsHow do you setup AutoRun function?

AutoRun Function Setup Instructions for locked partitions

1) Open your favourite plain text editor such as Notepad.
2) Cut and paste the text in the box below into the plain text editor.


3) Replace the text 'example.exe' with the file-name you want to AutoRun including appropriate file extension (e.g. index.html, slideshow.ppt, portfolio.pdf etc). If your file name contains spaces e.g. company presentaion.ppt, replace the spaces with underscores: e.g. company_presentaion.ppt.

The file you require to autorun may also be in a folder, in which case you can give the file path. You can therefore also AutoRun to a URL.


4) Now save and name the file: Autorun.inf
5) Add this file to the root of the USB Flash Drive, with the file you want to AutoRun (and any other data).

This AutoRun method works with products supplied by Flashbay.com however may not work with products purchased elsewhere.
For a general overview of the Autorun feature please visit our dedicated Flash Drive Autorun page, which also lists important information on operating system compatibility.

Using a custom drive icon or icon label

When the Flash Drive is plugged into the computer you can view it as a drive under 'My Computer'. By default the standard windows drive icon shows, however you can add your own custom drive icon (e.g. icon of your company logo) and a little label message to show below. You can achieve this by adding extra lines to the AutoRun script. You also need to add the .ico file to the Flash Drive (in this example called company_logo.ico)

label=Company Presentation

It is possible your internal company IT department will have a .ico file of your company logo to hand. However if you want to make one you need to use a specific icon making program (making a 16 by 16 pixel file in a standard graphics editor and naming it with a .ico extension will not work)

Operating System Support for Icon and Label
Command Windows 2000 Windows XP SP3 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Mac Command
Support for Icon yes yes yes yes Icon=xxx.ico
Support for Label yes yes yes yes Label=xxx