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Lindsey
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Auto Startup of PortableApps Launcher Menu

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You guys/girls are so far ahead of me it’s ridiculous. I’m new to PortableApps and the forum but I’ve been hooked on all I’ve read so far. I've searched first for an anwser prior to posting, but I might have missed it. Excellent site and program. Thanks, everyone!

I have a simple question on what I hope will be a simple task:
“When I insert my FlashDrive, I want the Portable Apps menu to auto start-up and display or at least load to the minimized tray. I experimented with the creation of an autorun.inf insertion into the root of the Flash drive, but it didn’t work. I’m running WinXP on my Desk and Notebook PC and would like to avoid opening windows explorer and double-clicking on Start PortableApps.exe to get the menu to load.”
Thanks in Advance –Lindsey

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One is there

If you install any version of the Suite to the root of your drive, an autorun.inf is created. It's just hidden. It should cause XP to ask if you want to run the PortableApps Menu when you plug it in. If it doesn't, you have autorun for that type of drive disabled. I'm hoping to put together a quick how-to on getting it working soon.

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I have the behavior you

I have the behavior you describe (windows xp ask me the action i want to do like running the usbkey, browsuing the content, ...) but is there a way to automatically launch the portable apps menu without always asking? (something like a "never ask in the future" checkbox)

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Nope

Not without installing software on the local PC or adjusting registry settings... I'm working on a utility for this.

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I'm also having problems

I'm also having problems with the autoplay, However the icon and and disk name are set to the values specified in the autoplay.inf file so it must be processing it - it just doesn't launch the menu.

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Is there any chance you could/would

bundle it with the Portable Apps Suite, or the Portable Apps menu, or better yet integrate the feature in the menu?

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partition

As far as the autorun goes, is there a way to partition the usb and make a partition work like a cd (iso - so it will autorun without asking)? I have read that is how u3 gets around it. there may be a security or legal reason why this is not possible for PAM, but if there is, I don't know of it.

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