Do autorun files on external hard drives have to stay on the drive?

I've recently bought a seagate external hard drive and it's got some stuff on it two of which is are notepad documents called auto run containing the following text; [autorun] open=Setup.exe icon=\Seagate\Registration\SeagatePortable.ico action=Start my Seagate External Drive and... show more I've recently bought a seagate external hard drive and it's got some stuff on it two of which is are notepad documents called auto run containing the following text;

[autorun]
open=Setup.exe
icon=\Seagate\Registration\SeagatePort...
action=Start my Seagate External Drive

and

07EF:0001:0002:0003
[autorun]
icon=\Seagate\Registration\SeagatePort...

do these documents have to remain on the drive for it to function correctly or can i remove them?
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