Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • PEG-S300

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This application allows other applications stored in the internal memory of the CLIÉ handheld or the Memory Stick® media to be automatically launched.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Palm OS® Software 3.5.x

File Info

File Name


File Version

  • 1.0

File Size

  • 0.30 MB

Release Date

  • 08-01-2003

Before You Start

Important Notes
  • The Palm Desktop for Sony software must be already installed on the computer, and HotSync must be configured for synchronization in order to install this update.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the MSAUTORUN1.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the MSAUTORUN1.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "Memory Stick Autorun License Agreement" screen, read the License Agreement, and then click the "I Agree" button to continue.
  4. At the "Install Tool" window, next to "User," click the DOWN arrow and select the profile for which the MSAutorun update is to be installed.
  5. Under "File Name," click to highlight "MSAutorun.prc" and click the Done button.
  6. At the "Next time you perform a HotSync operation..." message, click OK.
  7. An "MSAutorun" folder will appear on the Windows desktop. This folder contains the readme.txt, the license.txt, the MSAutorun Manual.pdf, and the MSAutorun.prc file, which is the MSAutorun application file. It is highly recommended to read the readme.txt, MSAutorun Manual.pdf, and the license.txt files before using the application.
  8. Connect the CLIÉ cradle to the computer via the USB port.
  9. Attach the supplied AC adapter to the CLIÉ cradle, and plug it into a power outlet.
  10. Place the CLIÉ in the cradle and power it on.
  11. On the computer, at the Windows desktop, click the Palm Desktop for Sony icon to launch the program.
  12. At the "Palm Desktop" window, click the Install button.
  13. At the "Install Tool" window, next to "User" confirm that the profile selection matches the one made previously in step 6.
  14. Under "File Name," click to highlight "Autorun.prc" and click the Done button.
  15. At the "Next time you perform a HotSync operation..." message, click OK.
  16. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the "Palm Desktop" window.
  17. At the Windows desktop, in the Taskbar located at the bottom-right corner, click the HotSync icon (looks like a red and blue arrow in a circle) and confirm "Local" is checked.
  18. Press the HotSync button located on the front panel of the cradle.
  19. On the computer, a "Users" window appears prompting for a profile selection. Click to highlight the same user profile as selected in steps 6 and 15, and then click OK.
    NOTE: If TrueSync has been installed on the computer from the supplied Install CD-ROM, a "TSCN10" box will appear stating "The TrueSync conduits are both installed. Please either disable the TrueSync conduit or start a TrueSync synchronization session." Click OK to close this box. Next, a "HotSync Problem" box, will appear, in which case you can either click OK to exit the box or click Viewlog to view the problem log. After making a selection, please continue with step 22.
  20. On the CLIÉ, at the "HotSync" box, tap Reset.
  21. On the CLIÉ, in the Preferences tab, make any desired changes, and then tap the Home icon.
  22. At the "Home" screen, an icon for MSAutorun will appear if installation is successful.
    NOTE: If the icon does not appear on the Home screen, click the DOWN arrow located at the top-right corner, and select "All." If the icon still does not appear, it is suggested to download and install the update again.
Confirm a Successful Installation
Please follow the steps below to verify that the Sony PDA USB Switcher update was successfully installed.
  1. In the taskbar located at the botton-right of the Windows desktop, right-click the SonyPDA USB Switcher icon (looks like a mini CLIÉ with red and blue arrows laying across it).
  2. From the menu, click "About."
  3. At the "About SonyPDA USB Switcher" box, the version listed should be Ver.1.1.
  4. Click OK to close the box.
    NOTE: If the version number listed is not Ver.1.1, then please download and reinstall the update again.