.INF File Name Extension - AUTORUN.INF Files

This section describes what is .inf file name extension and AUTORUN.INF file.

.inf is the file name extension for the autorun file, AUTORUN.INF, on CD or DVD discs.

AUTORUN.INF provides instructions to the Autorun function, telling the operating system which executable to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands to make available.

AUTORUN.INF files are text files. You can open them and read them with a text editor. Here is an example of a simple AUTORUN.INF file from a movie DVD disc:

[autorun]
open = dvd-rom.exe

Here is another sample of AUTORUN.INF:

[autorun]
open=foo.exe bar
;ShellExecute=index.html
icon=foobar.ico
shell\configure=&Configure...
shell\configure\command=setup.exe
shell\install=&Install...
shell\install\command=setup.exe
Shell\Option1=Text1
Shell\Option1\Command=option1.exe
Shell\Option2=Text2
Shell\Option2\Command=option2.bat
label=My backup data

See other chapters for more information on AUTORUN.INF file, see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776823.aspx.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 .MP3 File Name Extension - MP3 Files

 .WAV File Name Extension - WAV Files

 .WMA File Name Extension - Windows Media Audio Files

 .ISO File Name Extension - ISO Files

 .DAT File Name Extension - VCD Media Files

.INF File Name Extension - AUTORUN.INF Files

 .IFO File Name Extension - DVD Information Files

 .VOB File Name Extension - DVD Video Object Files

 .AVI File Name Extension - Audio Video Interleave Files

 .MPG File Name Extension - MPEG Files

 References

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