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Postby RedSnapper on Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:29 pm

Is there an easy way to burn a CD that auto starts up an HTML page?

Say I have a web page named 'Page1 View.html' on the CD that I want to automatically startup using whatever resident browser is associated with html. I tried using 'autorun.inf' with parameter 'OPEN=Page1 View.html' and get the message "Can't find Page.exe".

Anyone have guidance?

TIA...Red
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Postby IRONMAN on Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:29 pm

Well, I have a couple of Ideas for you. I've never using the autorun.inf to open a URL, so if it won't work putting the .html file in the OPEN= line, then you could try this. Either use an autorun creator program like AutoPlay Menu Studio (my favorite), and set it to open a URL on startup and then close. You won't even see the autorun menu at all if you do this way, or try using WinRAR and create an sfx/exe and use the option to automatically open the .html file after extracting. You can set the options to hide all, so you won't see the extracting operation and it will only take a second. It will be extracted to Win\TEMP, then deleted when done. I'm sure there is other ways but I always use Autoplay menu Studio, so I have never tried anything else.
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:29 pm

You might need need to specify what application will open the HTML file.

For example:

OPEN=iexplore.exe htmlfile.html
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Postby RedSnapper on Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:29 pm

Thanks guys.

I think I'll try an autorun creator as Ironman suggests. I thought about doing what you suggest, Ian, but I want it to start regardless of the browser used, IE or Netscape (or other).

Thanks for the help.

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