Autorun When Published to CD Not Working

Dec 16, 2013

I published my course as a CD and I burned the following files on a CD:

When I insert the CD into a computer it does not automatically run.  You have to double click on "presentation.html" to view the course.

How can I get the course to run automatically when the CD is inserted?

1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Sara,

For autorun to work the published output needs to be at the root level of the cd, not in a folder.

So if your CD-ROM is the D: drive the path should be D:\autorun.inf, not D:\my_presentation\autorun.inf.

If the directory structure of your CD is correct and autorun is still not working please refer to the Microsoft Support site KB article:

The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert a CD-ROM in the drive

Also, even though I know you're wanting to launch this from a disc - make sure you use the EXE to launch the course, instead of the HTML file. Using the HTML file can cause some issues with browser restrictions.


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