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How can I have a program open a file automatically

by AutoName / January 10, 2015 5:49 PM PST

Is it possible to make an autorun out of a program opening a file automatically and have both of them in an exe file ?

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Tell us more
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 6:05 PM PST

Explain in more detail what you need.

For instance, Windows "associates" certain file types with certain applications. A Word.docx file is associated with Word and an Excel.xlsx file is associated with Excel, are just 2 examples.

So, clicking, (or double clicking, depending on your personal Windows setup), any .docx file or any .xlsx file will open the file in Word/Excel respectively.

No need for any special action, any autorun, or any other work for that to happen.

Mark

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Automation
by AutoName / January 10, 2015 6:43 PM PST
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Thanks for your reply.

Well, say we have a media player and an mp3 file. I need to have both in an exe archive so that when I click the exe, it start playing the mp3 using that player automatically.

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Autorun?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 7:09 PM PST
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Yes.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 8:56 PM PST
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That's very well possibe, although of course the resulting file is OS-dependent. So you would need to make a Windows version, a Mac version and a Linux version. For Android and iOS it's probably more difficult.

The trick: create a self-extracting exe file containing a media (mp3 in your case) player that runs without being installed, configured to run the player with the right parameters to play the file from the temp-folder it is extracted to. if you can't find such a player it's a no-go.

But I think most people would prefer to get only the mp3 and use their own preferred player that runs in their OS.

Kees

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Exactly
by AutoName / January 10, 2015 9:19 PM PST
In reply to: Yes.

exactly!

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by AutoName / January 10, 2015 9:18 PM PST

an mp3 template for AMS did the job.. Thanks Mark and Kees for your help.

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by penelusuranartikel / January 12, 2015 11:18 AM PST
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