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Launch program when external drive is switched on?

By JesseM ยท 4 replies
Mar 2, 2011
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  1. Hey all. Straight to the point: I'd like iTunes to open when I switch on my external eSATA drive containing my music library. I'm tired of that little window popping up asking me what I want to do every time I switch on the drive. I'd prefer not to have to install any third party utilities, but if need be I just may. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

  3. JesseM

    JesseM TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 220

    Thanks, got the little popup turned off (finally).
     
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Your welcome.
     
  5. Steven Pilgrim

    Steven Pilgrim TS Member

    open up notepad and paste the following code into it

    [AutoRun]
    open=itunes.exe (note: youll need to specify the address at which itunes is located and also the executable(.exe) used to launch itunes

    Once finished save it as AUTORUN.INF file to your external hdd if your not sure how to do this go to file>save as>and then type "AUTORUN.INF" with the brackets.

    I cant gurantee that this wil workl but its a worth shot, and if successful should open itunes when you plug in your external HDD
     

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