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When you are viewing drives in My Computer, one or more of the drives may have an incorrect icon associated with it. When you double-click the icon to view the contents of the drive, the following error message may be displayed:
You are then prompted for the location of the Autorun.exe file.
Program Not Found
Windows cannot find Autorun.exe.
This program is needed for opening files of type 'File'.
Delete or rename the Autorun.inf file in the root folder of the affected drive.
The Autorun.inf file is used with CD-ROMs to automatically run specified programs. When a non-CD-ROM drive contains an Autorun.inf file, AutoPlay is started when you double-click the drive's icon. AutoPlay attempts to load Autorun.exe (which is not present) to read the Autorun.inf file.
If the Autorun.exe file is also present in the root folder, the actions specified in the Autorun.inf file are carried out if possible.