Tuesday, April 16, 2013

APUSB 47 1.0

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Since the release of Windows 7, Microsoft doesn't support the AutoRun functionality for non-optical removable media. In other words, AutoRun will still work for CD/DVDs but it will no longer work for USB drives.
APUSB 47 is a small utility that runs minimized in the system tray and brings back the AutoRun functionality for USB drives to your Windows 7 computer.
No changes are needed to the USB drive, just using the standard autorun.inf as before.

This utility is for Windows 7, if you are using Windows XP or lower there is no need for this utility.
Please read the included Readme.txt for more information.

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Anonymous said...

No matter what I try, it always shows the error: "Autorun.inf on you USB drive points to invalid file!" I copied the EXE to the USB - didn't work. I tried hard coding the full path to the installed EXE - didn't work. Even tried double quotes - didn't work. Tried eliminating the "-R" (see below) in all situations - didn't work. What am I doing wrong?

Here's what my autorun.inf is:

open=synctoy.exe -R

Zvika said...

Due to the fact APUSB47 is installed on tens of thousands of computers, I can guess the problem is in your specific computer.

Did you try a simple check first, try to execute calc.exe or notepad.exe, does it work ?

Did you try it on a different computer ?

Anonymous said...

I can't get open= to work with more than one argument. For example, open=ShelExec.exe interface\index.html didn't work with a usb stick, but it did work on a dvd-rom image. USB works fine with one argument though, for example, open=ShelExec.exe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Zvika israeli said...


In this version, it can accept only one argument.
I will add this option with the next version.


Florian said...

is there any way to get rid of the confirmation dialogue on exit? It always keeps my System from going down and annoys me a little bit.

I would be really grateful for any tips or advices.

Zvika israeli said...

Not on this version, I will upload an update in a few days.

Anonymous said...

I'm having same problem with open command, but i don't have any arguments..

my inf:

win7 with registry and local user policy changes.

Zvika israeli said...

Are you sure APUSB47 is running ?
Does the batch file exists on the root of the USB drive ?
Did you try to execute other executable instead of this batch file ?
Did you try it on a different computer with no policy ?

Zvika israeli said...

Hi guys,

A new version is on the way.
1. Add an option to remove the message before exit.
2. Add support for using arguments in the autorun.inf
3. Some minor improvements.

I need some more testing to verify the arguments issue.
Any volunteers ?


AA said...

hmmm...I also have a use case for arguments to the executable, however I have a similar issue...except even using calc.exe as in the below is not working (same error message).


Zvika israeli said...


Version 1.1 support the using of arguments, you can find it in this blog.
APUSB 47 executes only files from your USB drive.
If you insist on executing a file from a local drive, then you need to run it from a batch or script on the USB drive.

A new version will be released soon.


Zvika israeli said...

Executing programs from local drives will be in the next version, it will be released in a few days.

Zvika israeli said...

Version 1.2 is available now on this blog.
It can now execute program from local drives and more.