Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 09, 2008
    Unhappy Finding compatible software to create autorun menus for usb flash drives
    I am in the process of trying to include some marketing materials on some usb flash drives. I have videos, pdf files and power point presentations. My client would like me to create a menu so when they plug in the flash drive the menu will appear and they can make their choice as to what to view. The videos etc. would be linked to the menu items.
    I have found several "autoplay menu" creating sofware out there, but all of them are windows compatible. I work solely with Mac. Does anyone know of any software that would be compatible to my osX operating system??


  2. #2

    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2004
    There is no "autoplay menu" option like that possible on a Mac, hence the reason there is no software for it. OS X simply doesn't work that way.
    You could have a Finder window open when the drive is mounted and put a "Click Here" type of shortcut in the window, but not have an interactive menu open up on mount.

    This is just one of those times where a Windows system is better suited for the job.
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    The reason that there is no Autorun feaure is pretty simple: security.

    On Windows, Autorun is frequently used to spread viruses and other malware. Anything that automatically does something is dangerous. For that reason, even if I were using a Windows PC, if I got something from your client that automatically ran, I would be more than a little ticked off.

    Your client might want to consider that.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 21, 2013
    Question Bump
    I have been asked to do a similar thing -- no need to autoplay though.
    Is anyone able to tell me how to do this?


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How do i create Windows 7 installer on usb flash drive?
    By okizen in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-09-2015, 06:23 PM
  2. OS X Lion will not read external hard drives and USB flash drives
    By tompam in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 04-21-2012, 02:16 AM
  3. OS X Newbie needs help finding compatible software
    By McDougal44 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-21-2010, 10:11 PM
  4. Need help finding compatible production software.
    By manybellsdown in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-03-2010, 10:21 AM
  5. USB Flash Drives
    By Liam in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2007, 10:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts